A visiting delegation from the Paris-based French Institute for Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN), headed by the Institute’s Assistant Director General Robert Ranquet, made a tour of the Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) in Abu Dhabi which houses a number of manufacturing and educational facilities.
This is the second visit by a French delegation to TIP. The delegation’s visit to the UAE is organized by the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
The 60 – member delegation were received by a number of Tawazun officials who discussed with them means to enhance industrial and educational cooperation between Tawazun and French companies and institutes, as well as exchange of expertise and sharing of best practices in training and research domains.
Robert Ranquet, said the delegation members represent different industrial, defense and government sectors in France.
He added that the tour of TIP came on the heels of a successful visit made last year by a French delegation, resulting in several contracts between French and UAE companies in the fields of defense manufacturing and renewable energy technologies.
A presentation session was held, during which the delegation members were briefed about UAE’s Industrial Development Program, Tawazun Holding, Caracal International, Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), Tawazun Safety, Security & Disaster Management City (TSSDMC), Burkan, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS) and Tawazun Development & Excellence Center (TDEC).
Following the presentations, members of the French delegation attended a demonstration of the unmanned aerial vehicle system, developed by ADASI.
They also toured Tawazun Training Center and the manufacturing facilities of Caracal, TPI and Burkan.
The delegation members said they were impressed with TIP-based educational and industrial facilities and the fast growing projects, technical capabilities, training centers and production units there.