EDGE Awarded AED 1.33 Billion Contract to Supply SHADOW Systems to the UAE Armed Forces

Agreement will see EDGE’s autonomous systems arm ADASI equip the Armed Forces with leading-edge SHADOW 25 and SHADOW 50 loitering munitions  

Defence Industry

Abu Dhabi-UAE.  EDGE entity, ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today announced that it has signed an AED 1.33 billion contract to supply SHADOW 25 and SHADOW 50 to the UAE Armed Forces. The deal was announced at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2023) which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until February 24.


Juma Al Kaabi, CEO of ADASI said: “We are delighted to sign this landmark deal which represents a significant milestone for ADASI in enhancing the UAE’s sovereign defence and autonomous capabilities. We are committed to delivering the most advanced technologies and solutions that meet the UAE Army’s requirements, now and in the future. Our SHADOW 25 and SHADOW 50 loitering munitions ensure high accuracy with extended endurance and range, and we are confident that they will ensure a decisive advantage in protecting those on the frontlines.”

SHADOW 25 and SHADOW 50 are powerful loitering munitions that provide high precision strike capabilities against fixed targets and are designed for extended range and long endurance missions.


ADASI designs, manufactures, and maintains next-generation unmanned systems for air, land and sea, that are capable of performing in a diverse range of demanding environments. Leveraging advanced technologies to comply with the tactical demands of the future, ADASI aims to be a world leader in building a new generation of autonomous capabilities.