Edge expands defence reach into Latin America

The UAE’s defence conglomerate, Edge Group is to open a new regional office in Brazil’s federal capital, Brasilia.

Edge CEO Mansour AlMulla delighted with the expansion into Latin America for the UAE group (Image: Billypix)

The announcement was made at this week’s LAAD Defence & Security 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, where the company is participating for the first time with 10 of its portfolio businesses.

Managing Director and CEO of Edge’ Mansour AlMulla said: “This is a tremendously proud moment for Edge’ as a relatively young company of just over three years. Today’s announcement of our new Latin America (LATAM) regional office in Brasilia is a clear signal of our confidence in markets across the continent and the valuable opportunities they present for international business development, knowledge sharing, and greater prosperity.”

“As we expand our global footprint, we are now taking a keen commercial interest in these markets with the aim of showcasing our industry-leading advanced technology and defence solutions, forging new partnerships, and assisting in the development of national defence capabilities, in the spirit of international collaboration and to realise mutual objectives and support economic growth,” he added.

Edge is showcasing some 50 different products and services to the Latin America market at the biennial trade show including autonomous air and land systems, naval systems, precision-guided munitions, small arms and ammunition, and electronic warfare.

With more than US$5 billion order intake secured during 2022, US$1.2 billion of which was in international exports, Edge’s global footprint now covers 30 countries across five continents.

According to AlMulla,  Edge’s’s aggressive product development roadmap has been built on a strong industrial blueprint, which has seen it increase the number of its products to over 115, a substantial four-fold increase in products offerings since its launch in November 2019.