“World Defense show is an important event for us to connect with partners and stakeholders, and we are proud to return to this second edition with an increased presence,” said Asaad AlJomoai, president of Boeing Saudi Arabia. “The partnership between Boeing and Saudi Arabia spans over nearly eight decades, and we look forward to highlighting Boeing’s strong support to the development of Saudi led-aerospace and defence capabilities in the Kingdom.”
As part of its presence, Boeing will present a virtual-reality display of the F-15EX cockpit, demonstrating the advanced multi-role fighter aircraft’s state-of-the-art design and technologies; and the T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System simulator, highlighting the ground-based training system of Boeing’s next generation training jet.
Also featured will be Boeing’s KC-46A tanker, the world's most advanced multi-mission aerial refueling aircraft; ScanEagle VTOL, an uncrewed vertical takeoff aerial launch system from Boeing’s subsidiary Insitu; and rotorcraft including the CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache.
Boeing Global Services will discuss the differentiators of its Next Generation Product Support, which is proving to be an effective and efficient option for government partners in the region who want to leverage Performance Based Logistics to maximise mission readiness.
During the event, senior executives from Boeing, led by Ted Colbert, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, will participate in the Future Defence Leadership Forum and other high-level panels and discussions. Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Global, will join distinguished international and regional industry leaders in a discussion focused on achieving innovation goals in the defence industry.
Boeing has supplied more than 400 defence aircraft to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces and has invested in partnerships with key players in the Saudi aerospace ecosystem including the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), the Royal Saudi Air Force and the National Guard.
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