Tawazun Holding further strengthened its employee development programme, designed to build home-grown defence manufacturing capability through the development and empowerment of local technical experts, with some of its Emirati staff at Tawazun Dynamics recently returned from an intensive specialist training in South Africa.
The Emirati employees received instruction in the area of manufacturing assembly and integration of precision-guided systems for conventional air munitions during the 8-month training course hosted by Denel, South Africa's largest government-owned defence manufacturer.
The programme was designed to equip the technicians with all the necessary skills to assemble and integrate Tawazun Dynamics' flagship product, the "Al Tariq" system, through 9 different modules. Each module addressed the different stages of the manufacturing process from the initiation safety awareness to the final "Al Tariq" testing.
"Capability building and knowledge transfer efforts are two of the critical foundation pillars needed to allow Tawazun Dynamics to realize its potential," Hamad Al Marar, the general manager of Tawazun Dynamics, said. "Our aspiration to build a globally-leading specialist business in its field goes hand in hand with our desire to build a local workforce with world-class expertise and standards.
"Through the right partnerships and application, we aim to support the development of a young generation of Emirati professionals who have both the technical skills needed to contend in the global defence industry marketplace as well as to provide the UAE with a strong base of national industry experts who will help lead and inspire the generations which follow."
One of the Emirati trainees, Mohamed Al Blooshi said: "This training was a great learning opportunity and we found the work environment to be extremely engaging and motivational. The courses were truly comprehensive and helped develop our skills on a professional as well as on a personal level."
Another trainee, Yaser Al Hosani said: "We see this training as a very important step in our career development path. We are honored to have been selected and feel a great responsibility to bring back the gained knowledge and expertise, share them with our colleagues, and work towards matching the best international standards in defence manufacturing locally here in the UAE."
Tawazun Dynamics was established in September last year in partership with Tawazun Holding and Denel.
The joint venture operates the Middle East's first and largest facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of precision-guided systems for conventional air munitions.