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What We Do

Acquisition and Procurement

Tawazun Economic Council manages the procurements and contracts of the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police, covering the administrative, technical, contractual, legal and financial aspects, in addition to following up and supervising their execution. The responsibilities also include approving and awarding projects and contracts, and undertaking relevant executive procedures on contracting and related matters.

Tawazun is also in charge of preparing, managing, implementing, and allocating budget for procurement, and appearing before the concerned entities on all matters related to the financial aspects of procurement.

Tawazun works closely with the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police to:

Support the sustainable growth of the defense and security industry

Promote the culture of excellence and competitiveness within the sector

Encourage participation of national companies in the supply chain

Promote a vibrant and growing defense and security industry

Attract local and international partnerships

The Tawazun Economic Program

The program develops and manages defense and security industry partnerships for the benefit of the UAE’s sovereignty and wider economic impact and prosperity. With the aim of addressing the actual needs of the industry and the end user, the Tawazun Economic Program develops new projects that enable technology transfer and contribute to the wider industry ecosystem.

The Tawazun Economic Program aims to:

Attract local and foreign capital

Promote long-term partnerships

Create opportunities in identified strategic sectors in the UAE


Innovation and R&D

A Research & Development management function in partnership with the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces to organize R&D activities in various and targeted fields of defense, including dual-use applications, to ensure development of national defense capabilities that meet UAE Armed Forces operational requirements and evaluate them against the UAE’s defense and security goals and objectives.


Identify and assess technology priorities

Develop technology roadmaps and R&D Strategy

Develop technologies aligned with defense and security industry’s needs

Build a capable human capital in R&D

Finance national strategic programs

Promote innovation in the UAE defense & security sector


Manage all R&D aspects in Defense and Security for UAE that includes:

Building R&D Infrastructure

Define sector priorities

Use research programs to develop technology trained workforce

Identify OEM partnership opportunities & leverage their capabilities

Joint programs with Academic / Research Institutions & SMEs

Focus on strategic technologies that provide:

Competitive advantage, economic value and national security

Deployment by UAE assets / companies

Our Advisory and
Facilitator role

Tawazun advises and supports international businesses who wish to enter the market. Potential entrants are advised on regulatory requirements, infrastructure availability as well as promotional platforms. Additionally, companies are advised on the success, sustainability and the potential for development and innovation. Entry options such as co-production, technology licensing as well as an introduction to potential partners are a part of the advisory role.
Tawazun also provides advice and recommendations on business plans, talent supply, R&D and innovation projects. It takes an active role in bringing together potential partners who are interested in supply chain participation.
For local businesses, Tawazun provides advisory support to SMEs who are looking to expand their operations as well as potentially export their products and services to established global buyers.