Injazat Data Systems has signed a major agreement with US-based defense training and simulation company Cubic Defense Applications. Under the terms of the manpower support agreement between the two parties, Injazat will send skilled personnel to assist in the operation and maintenance of Cubic’s computer-based training simulation systems in the UAE. The deal reflects Injazat’s growing role in the local defense industry as the company provides business, consultancy and technology-related services to several entities in the sector.
The announcement by Injazat, a Mubadala group company, took place during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2013 which takes place 17th - 21st February.
Cubic’s EST 2000 marksmanship system, the only virtual skills training system validated by the US Army, is currently part of the Indoor Training Systems program for several UAE government institutions. Injazat’s experience in the IT and defense industries will help Cubic deploy advanced training solutions.
“As an internationally-acclaimed defense specialist, Cubic is an ideal partner for extending our regional market reach and connecting our information and communication technology (ICT) services with Cubic’s rich defense heritage. Defense is an important aspect of national development, which is why Injazat has been building up its capabilities in this field.” said Ibrahim Lari, Chief Executive Officer, Injazat Data Systems.
Cubic Corporation is a US contractor with over 50 years of experience supplying equipment and solutions to over 35 nations. Its expertise includes fare collection systems courtesy of its Cubic Transportation Systems subsidiary, and defense training via Cubic Defense Applications. Cubic has recently established a regional office in Abu Dhabi, collocated with Injazat.
Peter Turpie, Managing Director of Cubic Middle East, said: “Cubic’s vision is to establish an effective local presence from which we will leverage our world-class capabilities to best support the UAE’s needs. Injazat shares this vision and we very much look forward to a successful, wide ranging and long-term partnership with them.”
Human capital development is a key function in many of Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s companies and organizations. “Developing the right ICT skills and competencies among Emirati nationals is a priority for Injazat. Our partnership with Cubic allows our employees to collaborate on world-class training systems that will further expand their defense and technology skill sets, which will help us support the UAE’s defense initiatives in the long term,” said Lari.
Injazat and Cubic have also signed up to jointly pursue potential areas of collaboration in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and other markets in the Middle East. Both parties will collaborate on the formalized recruitment, development, training and employment of UAE Nationals to support key defense and government organizations in the UAE and promote collaborative Injazat-Cubic products and services across the Middle East.
Injazat Data Systems is an industry-recognized market leader in the region for Information Technology, DataCenter and IT Managed Services. Injazat combines its local expertise and presence with an extensive global technology partnership network. Injazat continues to develop market-leading IT services to meet dynamic customer needs in areas covering consultancy, project management, system integration, transformation, applications, data center and cloud services, and a wide range of managed services aimed at making businesses more secure and agile.