Brazilian Navy, EDGE to jointly develop anti-ship, supersonic missiles
The Brazilian Navy and EDGE have signed an agreement to jointly explore long-range anti-ship and supersonic missile development.
The collaboration will leverage their collective expertise in missiles and related military technologies to support their mutual goals.
“Signing a joint development agreement with EDGE… will expand the range of capabilities for Brazilian and allied forces to achieve their missions,” Brazilian Navy Vice Adm. Marco Antonio Ismael Trovão de Oliveira stated.
“Our well-established expertise in anti-ship missiles will be complemented by EDGE’s cutting-edge technologies and advanced capabilities, enabling us to share knowledge and cooperatively develop state-of-the-art solutions for the global market.”
Supporting Brazilian-UAE Cooperation
Under the initiative, the navy will provide its missile portfolio and fleet for testing, while the UAE-based technological group will deliver electronic warfare and smart weapons solutions to develop cost-effective, high-performance missiles to meet global demand.
The teaming is expected to produce advanced national defense capabilities, build relationships with other partners, and expand global exports.
“Bringing together the Brazilian Navy’s IP-owned solutions with our extensive design, technological development, and integration expertise, we are very optimistic about the potential of this new strategic collaboration,” EDGE Group CEO and Managing Director Mansour Almulla said.
“Forging strategic alliances with global players is a key pillar of EDGE’s strategy which will support our objectives in bolstering our sovereign capabilities and increasing the export potential of our products and solutions in line with the UAE Leadership’s directive.”
EDGE in Brazil
EDGE Group showcased its tactical products for Latin American customers earlier this month during a 4-day defense and security expo in Rio de Janeiro.
Throughout the event, the company signed cooperation agreements with industry partners to expand its market in the region.
The expo also saw the introduction of combat and firefighting ground drones built by EDGE segment Milrem Robotics to Latin America.
Later in the month, EDGE announced the opening of its new regional office in Brasilia.