UK And Brazilian Defence Groups Sign New Deal

A|D|S and ABIMDE Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote bilateral trade

by Samuel Jones | Thursday 14 April 2011

A|D|S, the UK’s AeroSpace, Defence and Security trade organisation signed a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Materiais de Defesa e Segurança (ABIMDE) at the Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on 14.30 (BRST) Wednesday 13 April 2011.

With the increasing globalisation of the defence industry, this agreement will foster increased cooperation between the members of the two organisations, as well as achieve economies of effort on joint initiatives. The MoU seeks to achieve these goals on behalf of the industries of both nations to boost both trade in this strategic sector and the economies of both countries.

Rees Ward, Chief Executive of A|D|S, said:

“With the UK about to host the 2012 London Olympic Games, our industry’s experience in providing security solutions will be of invaluable use to Brazil as it faces the dual challenges of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, followed by the 2016 Olympic Games".

“The UK defence and security industries are strong believers of working in partnership with local industries. This MoU will help to facilitate such an approach with Brazilian companies, particularly for our diverse and innovative UK SME community, and will deliver significant opportunities for both nations’ industries by opening doors to overseas trade in markets of crucial importance“


Matthew Knowles
AeroSpace, Defence and Security
+44 (0) 20 7091 4521

Thursday 14 April 2011 / file under Security | Military | Defence | Aerospace