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L-3 to open service centre in Abu Dhabi

Multi-spectral imaging system maker L-3 WESCAM is expanding its footprint in the Middle East with plans to open a new service centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

L-3 has partnered with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment Company (ADASI), a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) to build the L-3 WESCAM authorized service centre that will offer maintenance and repair services to regional customers who operate L-3 MX -10 and MX – 15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting systems.

The addition of the new Abu Dhabi-based WASC brings the number of L-3 WESCAM’s global facilities to 14, with other strategic locations in Jordan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Ecuador, the United States and Canada.

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ADASI’s area of expertise

ADASI offers product and system design, development, testing and commissioning of localized subsystems and systems, and other engineering solutions, as well as training of customer teams, operational support and systems maintenance. The company’s scope of activity includes the acquisition, operation and maintenance of autonomous systems for air, land and sea use, as well as their modification and systems integration, including the addition of alternative payloads.

“We are very proud to welcome ADASI as a partner in expanding our growing worldwide network of service centers,” said Rod Till, vice president of customer service at L-3 WESCAM at the recent Dubai Airshow. “Our customer base within the Middle East has grown significantly over the past few years, and offering the convenience of a local support center further underscores the commitment we’ve made to servicing the mission systems of our regional customers.”

“The service center provides a greater in-service support presence throughout the Middle East as it is a key maintenance hub for customers in the area, which further expands the scope of services and capabilities that ADASI is able to offer,” said Ali Al Yafei, chief executive officer of ADASI.

Author: Nestor Arellano

Nestor Arellano is editor of Vanguard Magazine. Nestor is a seasoned journalist who has written extensively on defence and military industry issues as well as technology and business developments. He is also associate editor of Vanguard's sister publication, IT in Canada.

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