Injazat Data in hi-tech deal with Northrop
Abu Dhabi, February 24, 2009
Injazat Data Systems (IDS) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with US-based global security company Northrop Grumman Corporation to collaborate on a variety of high-tech programs.
The MoA was signed at the ongoing ninth International Defence Exhibition & Conference (Idex) by Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, chief executive officer of IDS and John W Brooks, vice president of international business development for Northrop Grumman and president of Northrop Grumman International Inc. This agreement is expected to influence the creation of numerous defense-related jobs in the UAE.
“The MoA reflects our mutual interest to explore ways in which we can collaborate and take advantage of the technologically advanced opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad,” said Lari. “Moreover, this agreement further underscores Injazat’s desire to select partners of global standing to achieve the economic diversification mandate of the Abu Dhabi Government.”
Brooks added, “We are honoured to work with IDS, and its subsidiary Injazat Defence Services, who are industry leaders in Abu Dhabi and across the GCC region. By combining our expertise and technologies, we are confident of creating a great deal of synergy and growth opportunities for the two organizations.
“IDS brings its technical background and experience in software and IT solutions, services, and engineering support to the partnership, while we provide expertise in the design, development and implementation of C4ISR architectures; systems engineering, integration and test, communications systems design and integration, and radar systems design, production and associated systems and technologies.”
IDS is an Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala); and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), an HP company and a global IT and business managed services company.
Injazat Defence Services is a newly formed subsidiary of IDS that focuses on the local defence and security sectors. In line with Mubadala’s strategy of bringing private, government and military institutions together to develop and provide advanced outsourced resources for the UAE and regional armed forces, IDS and Injazat Defence Services will enable the armed forces to focus on their core operations.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global company with business activities in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding. The company extends its services and products to government and commercial customers worldwide. – TradeArabia News Service