BAE Systems aims to build on its increasingly strong relationships in Qatar by participating at this year’s Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX). BAE Systems’ presence at the show, which is taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 21-23 March, will showcase how the Company is building local capabilities through partnerships with the Qatar Armed Forces and local industry to support the security and national defence capabilities of the State of Qatar.
The Company is the prime contractor for the delivery of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft as well as bespoke support and training solutions which will deliver key capability to the Qatar Armed Forces. The contract isensuring Qatar has the sovereign skills and capabilities it requires to operate and support its Typhoon fleet, when the first aircraft arrive later this year.
BAE Systems’ stand will feature a wide range of solutions for use across land, sea and air including BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), which offers rugged durability and superior mobility for transporting troops and cargo from ship to shore. Also on show will be a world-leading Striker II Digital Helmet, providing a dramatic increase in combat capability for aircraft like Typhoon and F-15QA through its large daylight readable colour display and seamless 24/7 capability via its integrated night vision.
Steve Kelly, BAE Systems Regional Managing Director for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region said: “This event is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the Qatar Armed Forces and to further develop strong partnerships. DIMDEX is a good opportunity to showcase our capabilities and pave the way for further collaboration.”
BAE Systems’ specialist Maritime capabilities in ship building, Warship Support (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) and Naval Base Management Services will also feature at this year’s DIMDEX. As Qatar’s naval capabilities increase to protect sovereign interests, BAE Systems’ Warship Support and Naval Base Management services will ensure warship availability and performance.