Boeing will exhibit its state-of-the-art defense and security products and services at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) Feb. 20-24.
IDEX is the largest defense exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa, and will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
“IDEX offers an important opportunity to showcase our defense and security portfolio, meet with regional customers and partners and explore opportunities for further cooperation,” said Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “Boeing has an established track record of more than 45 years of partnership with the UAE and over 70 years of experience in the Middle East.”
Boeing and its subsidiaries will be showcasing the advanced capabilities of its platforms at IDEX 2023, including the CH-47 Chinook, a modernized multi-mission helicopter with a fully integrated digital cockpit management system and advanced cargo-handling capabilities; the T-7, an advanced pilot training system with fighter-like performance and state-of-the-art avionics; the KC-46A, the world’s most advanced multi-mission aerial refueler; and the Integrator ER, a long-range Group 3 Unmanned Aircraft System for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Boeing will also showcase solutions and capabilities from its Global Services portfolio, including sustainment, modifications and modernization, upgrades, training, and maintenance services. These offerings are designed to support the defense modernization and mission readiness of customers in the UAE and the Middle East.
The Defense and Space Market Outlook 2022–2031 predicts that the global defense, space, and security market will be worth $2.8 trillion in the next decade. This projection is based on the ongoing demand driven by geopolitical and security challenges and the continued importance of military aircraft, autonomous systems, satellites, spacecraft, and other defense products and services. As of the fourth quarter of 2022, Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s backlog was $54 billion, of which 28% represents orders from customers outside the U.S.
As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.