French defence company Nexter announced on 21 February that they have signed a teaming agreement with International Golden Group (IGG), the leading supplier of the UAE Armed forces, to prepare the modernisation of the UAE Army’s Leclerc main battle tank (MBT).
IGG and Nexter have a long-established relationship and this teaming agreement is a new step towards a reinforcement of the links between both companies.
In a press release, Nexter stated that the company is a historical partner of the UAE armed forces since the acquisition of 436 Leclerc MBT. As the responsible for the support of the Leclerc fleet, Nexter established a long-term relation with the UAE. The aim of this partnership is the modernisation of the Leclerc MBT that will ensure the operational superiority of the UAE armed forces for the next 30 years.