KWESST Appoints Middle East Representative for UAE
KWESST Appoints Middle East Representative for UAE
May 28th, 2021 – Ottawa – KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE and OTCQB: KWEMF) (“KWESST” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce KWESST today announced the appointment of Bin Hilal Enterprises, LLC (“BHE”) as its representative in the key Middle East market of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”).
KWESST featured its products at the signature IDEX defence show in Abu Dhabi in February 2021 and received many expressions of interest from end-users and prospective industry partners in the UAE and throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”).
After an extensive evaluation process, KWESST has concluded a comprehensive representation agreement for the UAE market with BHE. “We are excited at the interest from the UAE,“ said David E. Luxton, Executive Chairman of KWESST. “It is also very encouraging to see the recent announcement that travel restrictions into the UAE have been relaxed, making it feasible to now conduct demonstrations there and pursue a number of opportunities.”
BHE is one of the preeminent companies in the UAE representing top-tier defence and security companies, including General Dynamics Mission Systems. “The level of interest in KWESST’s products from a company with the pedigree of BHE reflects serious intent,” added Luxton. “As well, the UAE is a leader in advancing its defence industry internally and within the GCC. We therefore look forward to actively pursuing the potential for KWESST’s solutions to this key Middle East market with a proven partner like BHE.” He concluded: “Building a network of representatives as a way to grow internationally is a strategy I have successfully implemented a number of times in prior ventures.”
The Company also wishes to inform shareholders that its interim financial statements and MD&A for the six-month period ended March 31, 2021 have been filed on SEDAR.
KWESST develops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security industries. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include: its signature TASCSTM (Tactical Awareness and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons; the autonomous GreyGhostTM soldier-portable micro drone missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms using high-speed kinetic impact; a Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, the PhantomTM electronic battlefield decoy system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries. All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE. KWESST trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol KWE and on the U.S. OTCQB under the symbol KWEMF.
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