Abu Dhabi 21 February: Houbara Defence & Security LLC, a joint venture between QinetiQ plc from the UK and the UAE’s Middle East General Enterprise (MGE), signed a contract today with Tawazan Industrial Park (TIP), for the creation of their new engineering facility. TIP is Abu Dhabi’s flagship integrated industrial zone focusing on the defence and security sectors.
Houbara is a science and engineering company specialising in defence and security, dedicated to supporting the UAE’s national defence capabilities and enhancing critical infrastructure protection through the delivery of innovative products and services. The new premises will focus on the production of target systems, based upon knowledge and technology transfer from QinetiQ.
Tim Allen, CEO of Houbara said: “This is an excellent platform to build strong and lasting relationships in the UAE and demonstrates our commitment to support the UAE in fulfilling the ambitions represented in Vision 2021.”
Eng. Faiz Saleh Al Nahdi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tawazun Industrial Park, stated “We are pleased to welcome Houbara to the TIP family. Their establishment here is in line with the leadership’s vision of local manufacturing and innovation in the sector. Houbara fits right in with our vision of creating comprehensive clusters around this strategic and critical defense & security sector
Houbara is investing in developing engineering facilities at its dedicated facility at TIP to deliver assurance of current operational capabilities, and to support collaborative research and development programmes into next generation capabilities.
Tawazun Industrial Park is a unique regional industrial hub hosting the defense & security industry in its highly secure and safe community by offering world-class infrastructure and highly specialized real estate to serve the needs of this sector. It is already home to 20 leading national and international companies in the sector.