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US defense contractor to set up surveillance center in UAE

The Tawazun Economic Council signed a term sheet with L3Harris Technologies at a drone and robotics fair in Abu Dhabi.
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An Emirati government agency signed an agreement with a US defense contractor today to set up a surveillance center for the United Arab Emirates’ armed forces.

The Tawazun Economic Council signed a term sheet, a nonbonding agreement that stipulates terms of investment, with the Florida-based L3Harris Technologies. Under the agreement, the two will jointly administer a center featuring L3Harris’ WESCAM MX imaging system, which conducts low-altitude surveillance via manned and unmanned aerial vehicles. The system will be utilized by the UAE military, the council said in a press release today. 

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