Dubai-UAE: 19 November, 2019 – ETS, a leading provider of sophisticated IT, engineering simulation and manpower augmentation solutions, today signed a collaboration agreement with US-based defence contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Kratos) to offer air target services.
Dr Fahad Al Yafei, President of Platforms & Systems – EDGE, and Jared Ethier, Director of Business Development, Target Systems at Kratos, finalised the agreement during the Dubai Airshow 2019 in the presence of senior representatives from the two entities.
The agreement engages Kratos to provide world class aerial target solutions and the training of pilots, operators and technicians. The agreement establishes ETS as one of the world’s top providers of air target services and enables the company to enhance the performance of the war fighter in a wide range of combat situations.
Speaking on the significance of the partnership, Dr Al Yafei said: “The collaboration with Kratos reinforces our commitment to strengthening the security infrastructure through investing in the training of our defence forces. We see this as the beginning of a new chapter in our service delivery capabilities, supported by our extensive expertise in advanced technologies. We look forward to building preparedness and a highly qualified workforce capable of meeting the rigorous demands of an increasingly unpredictable threat landscape.”
For his part, Ethier said: “As a key stakeholder in the defence industry, ETS is ideally positioned to help us leverage the region’s potential for technological advancement and specialisation in the national security domain. We are keen to continue supporting the region in bolstering its defence capabilities in the years to come.”
ETS is a leader in sophisticated technologies, integration engineering, virtual reality, augmented reality and the provision of manpower for undertaking critical service delivery. The company focuses on importing and implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, including artificial intelligence, and on forging strategic partnerships with reputed global service providers to enhance the maritime and aerial capabilities of its customers.
Kratos develops and implements affordable transformative technology, platforms and systems for US national security-related customers, allies and commercial enterprises. The company specialises in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defence, hypersonic systems, training and combat systems.
ETS is part of the Mission Support cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology conglomerate for defence and beyond, that was inaugurated in November 2019.