“Every year we join to mark the significance of Unity Day and pay tribute to the bravery and skill of our outstanding Armed Forces, their contribution to our growth and success, and their sacrifice for the preservation of peace and security in our nation and region.
Thanks to the commitment of our brave men and women, the UAE stands strong as an international beacon of harmony and strength in a world in frequent upheaval. We can take comfort in the knowledge that they are always leading the way for us and for their unwavering patriotism, innovation, and optimism.
EDGE Group was formed to serve the UAE by ensuring our Armed Forces can forever depend on UAE-manufactured capabilities, honing our own homegrown talent and expertise to become a global leader in advanced technology and defence across air, land, sea, and space domains. We continue to make major strides in the delivery of this responsibility.
It has been 48 years since the unification of the national Air Force and Air Defence, and the development and achievements of all our Armed Forces in almost half a century is a testament to the vision of the UAE’s leadership and our nation’s diverse and dynamic people, who continuously strive for advancement and excellence. We owe them all our gratitude and wish them every success now and in the future.”