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Venture Investment

OVERVIEW

Invests into local and international businesses and ventures developing technologies and IPs related to Defense, Security and Aviation sectors; in return for strategic equity stake.

CRITERIA

SECTOR

  • Defense, Security & Aviation

FINANCIAL

  • Market demand and sustainable business plan with aligned strategic objectives

DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

  • UAE and Internationally

DEVELOPMENT DURATION

  • 2 – 3 Years

TRACK RECORD

  • Relevance and successful operational/technical experience

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

  • Technology readiness level > 6

IP REQUIREMENTS

  • IP rights with either minimum or no restrictions on transfer or usage
  • IP is aligned to UAE strategic requirements

PORTFOLIO

VRT

Russia

Aviation

Key Activities:  

VR Technologies has designed the VRT500, revolutionary light signal-engine helicopter with coaxial rotors, and the VRT300, a multipurpose UAV system

Our Role:

Acquisition of a stake in the Russian helicopter design house VR Technologies

Aurus

Russia

Automotive

Key Activities :

Manufacturing luxurious armored vehicles

Our Role:

Acquired strategic equity in AURUS LLC for the purpose of setting up an assembly facility, support growth and expansion in sales and distribution

MARAKEB

UAE

Autonomous

Key Activities:  

Developing and manufacturing high performance boats, marine autopilots, and Unmanned systems for numerous civil and defense applications

Our Role:

Equity investment to support the development of Marakeb to expand their capabilities in autonomous technologies, and support business development in the UAE and internationally.

EOS

Australia

Defense

Key Activities:  

A JV partnership with Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS) a leading Australian Defense Company, to co-fund the development of 14.5 x 114mm Chain Driven Machine Gun

Our Role:

  • To co-fund the development of 14.5 x 114mm Chain Driven Machine Gun, and to setup sales and distribution networks locally and internationally.
  • Technology transfer aligned with UAE strategic objectives.