Selex SI Signs MoU With ADSI for System Integration Activities in the Gulf

SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, and Abu Dhabi Systems Integration (a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Ship Building and SELEX Sistemi Integrati) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of software, engineering and system integration activities in the Gulf Cooperation Council. In line with the strategy that shareholders have set for ADSI, the Finmeccanica company is strengthening its commitment to make ADSI becoming the Gulf Cooperation Council leader in system integration.
The MoU identifies ten projects for a total value of 25 Million Euros, where SELEX Sistemi Integrati will involve ADSI. The projects span from the sector of air traffic control to air defense and vessel traffic control.

The MoU was signed by the ADSI Chairman, H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki, and SELEX Sistemi Integrati Director General, Mr. Lorenzo Mariani. The signature ceremony was witnessed by the ADSI Board Members and ADSI General Manager.

“This MoU will widen the area of support that ADSI is already providing to SELEX Sistemi Integrati in the UAE in the field of Combat System Integration. Two will be the immediate results of the MoU. Following the successful involvement in Ghannatha and Baynunah Programs, ADSI will be called to support SELEX Sistemi Integrati for the newly developed vessels that will be delivered shortly to the UAE Navy. SELEX will subcontract to ADSI the on-site support activities of the Surveillance Radar System at Kuwait International Airport” commented Mr Mariani.

ADSI General Manager, Mr Andrea Barbagelata, said: “This is an important step in the company growth and shows that the shareholders acknowledge the quality of the work performed by ADSI and are willing to rely even more on ADSI in the future”. As a matter of fact the company has scored the fourth successful year in a row of growth and profitable results.

H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki said “with a senior management composed by more than 50 percent Emirati managers, a staff of 50 engineers and technicians, and a growing rate above 15 percent every year, I trust ADSI is the ideal environment for incubating the new generation of Emirati managers and engineers in the field of systems integration.

Source: Selex SI
Date: Nov 30, 2012