DUBAI/KUALA LUMPUR, NOV 19, 2019: Global training system integrator, CAE announced an MOU with UAE-based MRO provider, Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC) to pursue training sustainment services and offset opportunities in the Middle East. The contract was inked during the running of the Dubai Air Show. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will cooperate on providing a range of training sustainment services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other locations throughout the Middle East. The training sustainment services will include maintenance and support of simulators and training devices, contractor logistics support, courseware development, and instructors, all of which will provide offset opportunities to further support local industry.
“This MoU represents AMMROC’s continued collaboration and investments with leading global entities in aviation and defence such as CAE. Long term partnerships with our clients is the very basis of our business model and we are keen to work alongside CAE to improve and diversify our capabilities through enhanced training that equip local and international professionals with the cutting-edge skills they need to face some of most demanding defence challenges,” said Chief Executive Officer of AMMROC, Abdul Hakeem Al Muflahi.
Meanwhile, Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security International, CAE, Marc-Olivier Sabourin said: “This cooperation with the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the region will help us grow our training services in the UAE and the Middle East.”
“We are excited to partner with AMMROC and contribute to developing a highly skilled workforce locally that can meet the needs of military customers in the Middle East region.”
AMMROC is the only Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Hercules service centre in the MENA region. The company’s solutions place it at the forefront of the aircraft aftermarket industry, enabling the UAE and other regional air forces to maintain operational readiness, airworthiness, and technical ownership of various rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and platforms.
In addition to its MRO solutions, the company retains comprehensive capability to modify platforms such as the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter – one of the world’s most battle-tested air vehicles – into mission-ready, multi-role combat helicopters.
AMMROC is joint-venture owned by EDGE and Lockheed Martin, and is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that was inaugurated in November 2019.