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Abu Dhabi, 23 February 2023 – Tawazun Council and L3Harris Technologies today announced the opening of BAZ Technologies in Abu Dhabi to build machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces.

BAZ Technologies, also known as the Intelligence Software Centre, is a joint venture between L3Harris and UAE-based partner Atlas Telecom.

The Centre’s initial project under development, the Electronic Warfare Launch Portal, will facilitate the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to real-time data, enabling faster, more informed decisions across multiple domains.

Abdullah Saif Al Awani, Chief Economic Programme Officer at Tawazun Council, said that the UAE has an objective of becoming a world leader in the development of AI and AI-based applications. “BAZ is a vital development for the technical and military capabilities of the UAE.”

“We are building in-country AI and ML skills at the same time and creating a formidable defence data-analysis capability for the nation.”

Abdullah Saif Al Awani

Supported by L3 Harris, Emirati and international expertise, BAZ is the result of a lengthy relationship between L3Harris and Tawazun Council and is part of a wider review of the EW capabilities of the region. There will be extensive Research & Development projects. The Centre is also evaluating future capabilities in robotics.