Emirates Defense Industries Company
Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) is a national leader in military industries comprising many companies that operate in various aspects of military industries: land, air and marine. EDIC’s vision is to be the leading integrated defense manufacturing and services platform for the UAE and provide products and services comparable in quality and sophistication to the highest levels of readiness of the UAE Armed Forces. The company strengthens the UAE leadership in the military industries and contributes to national capacity building, and looks to be the first partner in the region in the fields of manufacturing, services, technology transfer and development. H.E. Khaled Al Qubaisi is Chairman of EDIC, the Vice Chairman is H.E. Major General Pilot Fares Khalaf Khalfan Al- Mazrouei, while the board members are Badr Al Olama, Lieutenant-General Aqab Shaheen Al-Ali, and Matar Ali Al Romaithi. Luc Vigneron is EDIC’s Chief Executive Officer. For more information about EDIC, please visit www.edic.ae
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is engaged in the design, research and development, systems integration, production, sustainment, support and upgrade of advanced military aircraft, including combat air vehicles and related technologies. Its customers include the military services and various government agencies of the United States and allied countries around the world. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company (A Lockheed Martin Company), provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, repair & overhaul, aircraft modifications, mission equipment and life-cycle support. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. NYSE: UTX), which is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and a diversified, global company made up of world-leading brands with histories of technological pioneering. In addition to Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies’ companies and products include Carrier air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment; Otis elevators; Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines; UTC Fire & Security equipment and services; and Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace and industrial systems.