Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2023 – MetOcean Telematics and Houbara Defence & Security are proud to announce their new partnership agreement to deliver state-of-the-art Iridium-based defence products to military and government customers in the United Arab Emirates. This agreement, signed during IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi, will enable the delivery of products that cater to Naval Training, Search & Rescue, and Special Forces applications.

At the heart of this partnership is a commitment to deliver innovative solutions that address the most critical challenges facing the UAE’s defence industry. As a leading provider of oceanographic and defence solutions, MetOcean has already established itself as a trusted supplier of products such as the Iridium Self Locating Datum Marker Buoy (iSLDMB) to UAE customers.

Tony Chedrawy, CEO of MetOcean, said, “We are excited to partner with Houbara Defence & Security to bring our cutting-edge technology to the UAE’s defence sector. This partnership will allow us to deliver our innovative products to customers in the region, further enhancing our reputation as a leading provider of defence solutions.”

With the MASS Naval Gunfire Scoring System and other products, Houbara is committed to supporting training and simulation for the UAE Armed Forces. The partnership between MetOcean and Houbara will enable the delivery of high-quality solutions that address the most pressing needs of UAE customers.

Tim Allen, CEO of Houbara, said, “Our partnership with MetOcean is a testament to our commitment to providing the UAE’s defence industry with the most advanced solutions available. We are excited to work with MetOcean and support their capabilities in the UAE. This partnership will enable us to provide the UAE Armed Forces with innovative solutions that save time and money, while also enhancing their operational capabilities.”

Together, MetOcean and Houbara are poised to transform the defence industry in the UAE, delivering world-class solutions that set new standards for excellence and innovation.

About MetOcean: MetOcean Telematics is a leading global provider of end-to-end telematics service, with a focus on niche solutions across civil, defence and security products. They are a prominent Iridium Satellite Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, integrating Iridium hardware into a wide range of devices and applications. MetOcean Telematics is headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with regional offices in the United States and the United Kingdom and can support customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to be a global telemetry leader offering products and services across the monitoring system spectrum, from needs assessment, solution design, product selection and development, to satellite connectivity and ongoing monitoring, equipment, and data support. Their promise is to be “Connected without Limits.”

About Houbara: Houbara Defence & Security LLC is a Middle East General Enterprises (MGE) and QinetiQ Joint Venture based in Abu Dhabi. They are focused on developing sovereign defence capabilities to advance the national interests of the United Arab Emirates. Through innovative products and services, Houbara aims to revolutionize military testing and evaluation, enhance military training capabilities, and secure critical national infrastructure. As a local hub through which UAE customers can access QinetiQ’s worldwide resources and specialist skills, Houbara delivers world-class technology and engineering solutions to support the UAE armed forces.