Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) and Lockheed Martin signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on February 22 to cooperate and provide sustainment services to the UAE Military maritime assets.
The MoU was signed between Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, and Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship and Systems at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, on the sidelines of NAVDEX, the naval defense and maritime security section of the IDEX exhibition, taking place in Abu Dhabi.
Under the agreement, the two companies will offer maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
“This MoU brings together Lockheed Martin’s and ADSB’s significant experience and expertise for the defense and commercial maritime market,” North said. “The agreement creates excellent synergy for offering maritime sustainment solutions to advance the UAE Navy in the areas of hull and combat systems maintenance, modernization, and training requirements.”
“The MoU between ADSB and Lockheed Martin looks to strengthen the service offering our two companies can provide to the UAE Navy. ADSB is uniquely positioned as the only shipyard in the GCC that can build, refit, repair and upgrade complex naval vessels,” Dr. Al Mazrouei said. “By collaborating with Lockheed Martin, we will be able to expand our current commitment to the UAE military.”