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Strategic Initiatives

Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC)

The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC) is an initiative of the Tawazun Economic Council, established in 2014. EDCC is supported by key stakeholders including the UAE Ministry of Defense and the Government Head Quarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces.


EDCC aims to foster a collaborative environment and facilitate networking opportunities between key defense players and strategic government stakeholders. EDCC enables exchange of information between industry experts; identify and promote opportunities for joint investments; as well as create one voice for the UAE’s defense and security industry.