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Al Taif and Al Masaood sign a MoU to enhance UAE Armed Forces support

posted on 26/02/2009: 2144 views

Al Taif Technical Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), and the leading provider of maintenance, repair '&' overhaul and upgrade services for heavy utility vehicles, ground support equipment and fighting platforms, signed yesterday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Masaood leading specialists in MTU diesel engines repair and maintenance.

Present during the signing were Cyril Arar, CEO of Al Taif Technical Services, and Eng. Safwat Ali Farhat, General Manager of Al Masaood.

The MoU's primary objective is to serve the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters/General Maintenance Corps in supporting the maintenance and repair of their diesel engine capabilities. Al Masaood known for their efficiency and effectiveness allows this collaboration to provide mutual benefit for both parties.

Cyril Arar, CEO of Al Taif, said: "This MoU is another strong link that will create and provide a network of mission critical, cost effective and efficient, support services for the UAE Armed Forces. The partnership with Al Masaood adds another dimension to Al Taif's existing capabilities and will further demonstrate our ability to meet the ever-growing needs of the Armed Forces".

"Our experience in this space makes us a perfect partner for Al Taif, as they strive to provide first class support services to the UAE Armed Forces," Eng. Safwat Ali Farhat, General Manager of Al Masaood.

The announcement for the MoU was made during the fourth day of IDEX 2009, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's largest defence exhibition and conference.

IDEX is the foremost venue for defence business and is the ultimate event for government officials and military personnel for sourcing of the most state-of-the-art technology and equipment for land, sea and air.

The international exhibition, held from 22-26 February 2009 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), is gathering over 900 local and international companies - presenting the broadest range of suppliers, delegations, industry analysts and military strategists. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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