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Jordan Design and Development Bureau Signs with Milanion for Unmanned Surface Vessel Conversion

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Jordan Design and Development Bureau Signs with Milanion for Unmanned Surface Vessel Conversion

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Jordan Design and Development Bureau Signs with Milanion for Unmanned Surface Vessel Conversion
Jordan Design and Development Bureau Signs with Milanion for Unmanned Surface Vessel Conversion

Milanion, through its UAE entity have been selected by Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB), an organisation established by a royal decree in 1999, as an independent military/civilian organisation for an Electric Propulsion Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) conversion. Post-delivery of the initial USV conversion, the intent of the partnership is marked by a significant drive to further develop capabilities for USV conversions. The agreement was signed at the World Defence Show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Brig Gen. Eng. Ayman Al Batran, JODDB CEO and Mitesh Purohit, Vice President of Sales, at Milanion technologies.

Mitesh Purohit, said “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with JODDB in the areas of autonomous technologies and platforms”. He added, “Deployment of USVs can significantly enhance mission efficiency and personnel safety. Incorporating USVs into operations can significantly improve detection rates of illegal activities, reduce response times, and enhance overall surveillance capabilities”.

The agreement was signed at the World Defence Show (WDS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by Brig Gen. Eng. Ayman Al Batran, CEO, JODDB and Mitesh Purohit, Vice President of Sales at Milanion technologies.
The agreement was signed at the World Defence Show (WDS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by Brig Gen. Eng. Ayman Al Batran, CEO, JODDB and Mitesh Purohit, Vice President of Sales at Milanion technologies. (Photo by Milanion)

“On the bases of JODDB’s role to be part of developing the capabilities of the Jordanian defence industry and satisfy the requirements of the Jordan Armed Forces with cutting-edge autonomous capabilities and continuous research of best solutions in the defence industry, we welcome this important partnership with Milanion to deepen our cooperation in further developing our capabilities. This agreement signifies a considerable step forward between both organisations, in enhancing cooperation for defence industry projects in Jordan”, said Eng. Rateb A. Abu Al Ragheb, Head of Sales & Business Strategy Department, at JODDB.

Ongoing conflicts and threats in parts of the world has influenced the demand for USVs with the global market for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) witnessing substantial growth, driven by technological advancements and diverse applications. The market is expected to grow from USD 2.13 billion in 2023 to USD 2.89 billion by 2030, representing a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. Milanion is a recognised market leader in the design, development and manufacture of unmanned systems that serve to augment and transform team and mission capabilities, to make informed decisions, increase safety and productivity, and expand reach and access.

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