Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, is planning for future growth in its Middle-East business along with its Emirates partner, Al Tuff International, part of the Remah International Group LLC.
Orbital ATK’s joint venture, Orbital ATK Middle East LLC is co-locating with Al Tuff International in the Addax Commercial Tower on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to support the company’s growing regional defense business. Jay Huston has been recently been named as General Manager of Orbital ATK Middle East LLC and joins the organization with many years of experience in the United Arab Emirates and the greater Middle East.
Orbital ATK and Al Tuff International first joined in opening a branch office in Abu Dhabi in March 2010. Orbital ATK Middle East LLC is an extension of Orbital ATK’s commitment to provide defense product sales and services to customers in the UAE related to its core competencies in small-, medium- and large-caliber ammunition production; precision and strike munitions; special mission aircraft; and Bushmaster® cannons.
“Orbital ATK has supported our Emirati ally for many years. Our commitment to the Emirates is further enhanced through our local partnership in Orbital ATK Middle East LLC as we demonstrate our commitment to being a strong regional partner,” said Mike Kahn (photo), President of Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group.
“We will continually strive to add value in the Emirates by the introduction of innovative products, services and technologies,” said Nigel Sutton, Vice President International for Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group and Chairman of the Board of Orbital ATK Middle East LLC.
“Our company shares the national goal of Emiratization and supports key partner organizations like the Emirates Defence Industries Companies, Tawazun and Mubadala in achieving their objectives. Orbital ATK Middle East LLC will continue to enhance the defense capability of UAE by expanding its key industrial partnerships,” he added.
Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea- and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.
Founded in Abu Dhabi in March 2004, Al Tuff International offers its clients a single point of contact for fully integrated “turn-key” managed programs or services, as required. These services include the sourcing; selection; procurement and contracting of supplies and products; services; manpower; training and facilities. Al Tuff International provides management and operational services for various military, governmental organizations and multi-national corporations within the United Arab Emirates.
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in several international locations.