UMEX 2020: Marakeb Technologies and Fincantieri signed MoU to collaborate in the field of autonomous technology
During UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Marakeb Technologies, a leading autonomous technology provider, and Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to explore global collaboration opportunities in the field of autonomous technology.
UAE-based Company Marakeb Technologies presents its B7 USV Unmanned Surface Vessel at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The agreement was signed by Basel Shuhaiber, Chief Executive Officer of Marakeb Technologies, and Giuseppe Giordo, General Manager of Fincantieri Naval Business at the 2020 Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi.
The agreement is intended to initiate a cross-evaluation of Fincantieri’s current automation solutions and Marakeb Technologies’ patented unmanned technology, as well as to jointly develop applications on various vessel types in Fincantieri’s portfolio.
The global partnership aspires to establish future commercial opportunities in regional and international markets, by unitingMarakeb’s proven track record in the MENA region and Fincantieri’s strong interest in the integration of new technologies and in the expansion of its global footprint.
Basel Shuhaiber said: “Marakeb Technologies aims to expand its capabilities in the field of autonomy through a strategic partnership with Fincantieri. Our collective strengths in the integration of unmanned technologies will enable us to create unique opportunities in the UAE and abroad”.
Giuseppe Giordostated: “This agreement strengthens our group in many respects. Indeed, together with Marakeb Technologies, not only will our positioning in the area be enhanced by a top-level partnership, but it will also give us the chance of exploring new opportunities. From an innovation standpoint, this agreement will also allow us to kick-start the development of cutting-edge solutions.”
During UMEX 2020, the UAE-based Company Makareb Technologies has presented its USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) B7. The USV is capable of performing different types of missions in critical environment without any crew. To increase, the reconnaissance mission capabilities, the rear deck of the V7 can accommodate one UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).