American aircraft manufacturer and aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that it will be showcasing its diverse range of defense products and services at this year’s biennial International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).
The exhibition will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from February 21-25, 2021 and is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates).
IDEX is the largest defense exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa and an ideal platform for Boeing and its subsidiaries Insitu and Liquid Robotics to highlight their key products and services that complement the region’s existing defense capabilities and meet their security needs.
“I’m proud to say that Boeing has partnered with the United Arab Emirates for more than 40 years and across the Middle East for more than 70 years. With security precautions by organizers and exhibitors, IDEX offers us the opportunity to talk to our regional customers about their existing and future security requirements. Boeing will support the significant growth potential in the aerospace industry by delivering the right defense capabilities, infrastructure and services at the right time, ”said Bernard Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) backlog now stands at $ 61 billion, of which 32% is from outside the United States. Looking ahead, BDS is pursuing $ 170 billion in international defense and service opportunities in 41 countries over the next five years.
Boeing continues to work closely with the United Arab Emirates and other governments and defense forces in the region who will be participating in IDEX and will play a key role in improving security in the region.
At IDEX, Boeing will communicate with customers through advanced platforms such as T-7 Advanced pilot training system that KC-46A Pegasus Air tankers, AH-64 Apache Attack helicopter, CH-47F Chinook advanced multi-mission helicopter, F-15EX Multipurpose combatant and the Compact laser weapon system (CLWS). Boeing will also focus on its portfolio of autonomous systems, specifically the Integrator ER and ScanEagle from our subsidiary Insitu and Waveguide from our subsidiary Liquid Robotics. Additionally, Boeing will discuss its diverse sustainability and training solutions, including an extensive supply chain and logistics network, on-site partnerships and on-site support, and OEMs will take advantage of the installed base of defense platforms, future deliveries and short-term sales opportunities.
- The T-7 is a new advanced pilot training system that includes ground based training and support from the start. The open architecture and flexible design can evolve as technology, missions, and training needs change. In 2018, the US Air Force placed a T-7 order with Boeing for 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment valued at 9.2 billion US dollars.
- The KC-46A Pegasus is a large-body, multi-purpose tanker revolutionizing the air mobility mission, designed to refuel U.S., Allied and Coalition military aircraft compatible with international air refueling practices.
- The AH-64E Apache is the most advanced combat-tested attack helicopter ever to go into production. In addition to the US Army, the Apache is the primary attack helicopter for 17 partner countries around the world. This shows its interoperability, as US and international forces operate side by side in peacekeeping roles.
- The CH-47F Chinook is the world’s most advanced, affordable, and battle-tested heavy lift helicopter. The tandem rotor design allows the Chinook to use all of its power to lift and offers unmatched tactical and combat support mission capabilities.
- The F-15EX is the power of the future. With fly-by-wire flight controls, payload capacity for hypersonic weapons and advanced cockpit systems, Boeing’s F-15EX is ready to face future threats head on. Equipped with Open Mission Systems for quick and convenient technology upgrades, it is ready to take on today’s missions and adapt to tomorrow’s missions
- The Compact laser weapon system (CLWS) is a modular high energy laser (HEL) system that provides warfighters with proven and affordable protection on the battlefield and is now ready to defend against a growing number of emerging UAS threats.
- The Integrator ERis in-situ’s satellite-based variant of the unmanned integrator aircraft system (UAS) for operation with extended range out of sight (SATCOM BLOS).
- The ScanEagle by Insitu is an unmanned long-range flight system (UAS) that has eyes in the sky 24 hours a day. Based on over a million hours of operating experience and innovation, no support systems or infrastructure are required.
- The Waveguide Designed and manufactured by Liquid Robotics, the vehicle is the world’s most experienced long-life autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). It supports a wide range of sensors and payloads for collecting and transmitting data in real time from the ocean floor to space and is used by defense organizations around the world for anti submarine defense (ASW), maritime domain awareness (MDA) and intelligence , Surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR).
Given the current environment, Boeing plans to take all necessary precautions to safely communicate with its customers and the media at the show. Access to the stand is limited and appointments are recommended.