The agreement will see EDGE and Turbomachine work closely together on the development of new engines – including turbofan and propellant fan – for EDGE’s portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and missiles. The visit to Turbomachine was part of an ongoing high-level EDGE delegation visit to Brazil, where the group has been meeting local dignitaries and major Brazilian industry players and partners. These visits enable EDGE to pave the way for greater collaboration on knowledge exchange, research and development cooperation and the co-development of advanced defence systems, among other things.
Hamad Al Marar, president of EDGE’s Missiles and Weapons cluster, said: “With Turbomachine, we look forward to developing gas turbine engines and plasma assisted combustion solutions which will increase the power and performance of EDGE’s portfolio of UAVs and missiles.”
Alberto Carlos Pereira Filho, founder and CEO of Turbomachine, added: “Partnering with EDGE in the innovative development of UAV and missile turbines sets a path for great achievements in the future.”