DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates defense industry has launched an aggressive drive to enter the global market, securing at least four deals to supply weapons and hardware to Algerian, Turkish, Russian and Italian customers.

Tawazun, the strategic defense investment company, inked agreements with the Algerian and Turkish governments to set up joint ventures for its Nimr Automotive subsidiary last year and this year. Meanwhile, gun maker Caracal, another subsidiary, is supplying pistols to an unnamed Italian police force.

And Abu Dhabi-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker Adcom Systems also is in talks for the sale of two of its Yabhon United 40 UAVs to the Russian military.