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Boeing looking to expand presence in Middle East

posted on 17/03/2003: 1496 views

Boeing's Integrated Defence Systems, IDS, one of the world's largest space and defence businesses, yesterday cited the Middle East and the UAE as important markets and the company is looking to further develop its presence in the region with focus on areas such as network centric operations and airport security. Mark Kronenburg, Vice President, International Business Development for the Middle East, said at a press conference at the IDEX 2003 venue today that the company, which handled business valued at US$500 million in the Middle East in 2002, is looking to expand its relationships and commitments in the region in the coming years.

It has long term plans to expand its presence through strategic partnerships, he said. Kronenburg was confident of the company's growing presence in the defence arena in the country, with special focus on cutting edge technology developments in the Network Centric Operations arena. He indicated that supply of the Boeing 767 Tanker Transport for air refuelling needs was presently under study by the UAE authorities, particularly in view of the fact that F-16s are to be deployed in the UAE in three years time.

Boeing was also looking to upgrade the UAE's fleet of 30 Apache helicopters was also under consideration by the UAE Government, he said. The official also outlined the company's success and expertise in the growing business area of airport security and indicated that there was huge potential for their application in the UAE, particularly at the Dubai International Airport, where passenger traffic was projected to grow substantially in the coming years. Boeing had been involved in security enhancements in 400 airports in the US to date, he added. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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