BAE Systems boosts ME presence
Manama, January 23, 2010
BAE Systems, a premier global defence, security and aerospace company, strengthened its regional presence at the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow displaying some of its most innovative technologies at the event.
BAE Systems provided a treat for visitors displaying Mantis and Herti, its autonomous unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and a full size replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon, the world’s most advanced multi-role/swing role combat aircraft.
Simon Keith, managing director - MEA & Asia Pacific for BAE Systems, said, 'I would like to congratulate the people of Bahrain on the success of the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow. The Airshow has provided the Kingdom with a platform for companies in the aviation sector to showcase innovations and share expertise.'
“I commend Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs for providing us with this opportunity, which has been extremely positive for the region’s aviation industry.”
As the premier global defence, security and aerospace company, BAE Systems is well known for its leading fighter aircraft and is now leading the way in the UK’s unmanned autonomous air capability.
Mantis and Herti are next-generation autonomous aircraft systems, with emphasis placed on the levels of autonomy designed into the system and the concept of operations developed for effective deployment and operation.
Eurofighter Typhoon, Europe’s newest high-performance multi-role fighter, is capable of deployment in a wide range of roles, including air policing, air defence as well as ground attack.
The Typhoon is a multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft that is in service with the four partner nations of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK as well as export customers, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.-TradeArabia News Service