Abu Dhabi (WAM)
His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, visited Caldus Military Industries, which specializes in the manufacture of combat vehicles of all kinds, during which he was accompanied by Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed Ghafan Al Jabri, Assistant Undersecretary for Support and Defense Industries, with a high-ranking delegation of senior Defense Ministry officers to the headquarters of Caldus Military Industries. Upon his arrival, he was received by His Excellency Faris Mohammed Al Mazrouei, CEO of Caldis, and a number of senior officials and employees of the company. His Excellency was briefed on the company’s products of high-level defense equipment in design and manufacturing, where His Excellency was briefed on detailed presentations of the work strategy and production lines for the 8×8 Monster Mechanism, the MCAV-20 4×4 Mechanism, the LRV-20 4×4 Mechanism and the different stages of production, in addition to the company’s future and development plans. Which aims to enhance the position of the company and the national defense industries, locally, regionally and globally.
His Excellency Al Bowardi expressed his admiration for the development he witnessed in the design and manufacture of various military vehicles, and the high craftsmanship in implementing the production stages, which is comparable to that of international companies.
His Excellency expressed the wise leadership’s support for everything that would support the national defense industries. His Excellency stressed that the Ministry of Defense places national industries and their growth and prosperity at the center of attention and works with all local and international partners to support this vital sector to achieve the ambitious strategic goals of the UAE government.
His Excellency expressed his pride and happiness at seeing the national cadres, whether administrative or technical, actively contributing to raising the quality of the national industry and the local product, and participating in advancing the process of manufacturing and production in national companies, leading to the competitiveness of the Emirati product in foreign markets.
For his part, the Assistant Undersecretary for Support and Defense Industries praised the development of the national defense industry that allowed it to be a real pillar of our armed forces, and expressed his pride and pride in the national defense industries sector in the UAE.