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UAE elite armed forces unit inks $65m technology deal

Global Aerospace Logistics signs a contract with the UAE Presidential Guard Command to enhance its technology infrastructure

UAE elite armed forces unit inks $65m technology deal

The UAE Presidential Guard is an elite military unit that operates outside the conventional framework of traditional armed forces like ground, marine and air forces.

GAL (Global Aerospace Logistics), a regional provider of integrated aircraft sustainment solutions for military and civilian customers, on Wednesday signed a contract with the UAE Presidential Guard Command to enhance its technology infrastructure in a deal worth AED239 million.

The UAE Presidential Guard is an elite military unit that operates outside the conventional framework of traditional armed forces like ground, marine and air forces.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, and will see GAL provide specialised information technology (IT) talent augmentation for the Guard over the contract period.

The new agreement builds on GAL’s support to the UAE Presidential Guard that includes technical and consultancy support services.

Khalid Al Breiki, CEO of GAL, said: “With several years of experience across critical sectors such as aerospace and technology, GAL is well-positioned to identify, train, and supply specialised talent. We are honoured to provide our services and solutions to the UAE Presidential Guard, and consider this a valuable opportunity to nuture Emirati talent in technical support roles.”

GAL is part of the platforms and systems cluster within EDGE, a new advanced technology company for defence, that was inaugurated in November.

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