Tawazun Dynamics has announced that its flagship product, the Al Tariq system has been successfully integrated into Dassault's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft.
Under an agreement with France's Dassault Aviation, Al Tariq will be fitted on UAE Air Force and Air Defence, UAEAF & AD, Mirage 2000-9 aircraft.
Tawazun Chief Executive Officer, Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, said the integration of Al Tariq on the Mirage was a step forward for Tawazun Dynamics in particular and the UAE's defence industries in general.
"We are delighted with the growing cooperation between UAE companies and the world's leading OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) in aerospace. We see our collaboration with Dassault Aviation on the Mirage as a precursor for stronger collaboration between Tawazun Dynamics and the UAE's defence industry in general, with the leaders in the fields."
Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, stated that the implementation of Al Tariq system on Mirage 2000-9 highlights the continuous support of Dassault Aviation to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence.
"This new success illustrates our commitment to the development of UAE's defence industry. Dassault Aviation is very proud of this achievement, which marks the quality of the cooperation with its long term partner Tawazun and demonstrates the excellence and the strength of our 40 year relationship with the United Arab Emirates." Tawazun Dynamics' General Manager, Hamad Mohamed Al Marar, said the company may also announce integration programmes on other fighters in the near future.
"Tawazun Dynamics is currently operating its new state-of-the-art facilities within the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi," he added.
On display at the Dubai Air Show, Al Tariq is a family of strap-on bomb kit systems, custom made for Mk81, Mk82 and Mk83 bombs. Expertly utilising GPS/INS guidance, increased targeting accuracy by utilising Semi Active Laser or Imaging Infrared seekers. Al Tariq provides users with all weather, day/night operational capabilities.
Tawazun Dynamics - a member of Tawazun group - is an Abu Dhabi facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of precision guided systems for conventional air munitions.