Lockheed Martin to Expand Saudi Footprint at AFED 2018

20.02.2018 KSA
Lockheed Martin to Expand Saudi Footprint at AFED 2018

Lockheed Martin to Expand Saudi Footprint at AFED 2018

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Global technology leader Lockheed Martin will be showcasing its advanced portfolio of defense, energy and technology capabilities at The Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements & Capabilities (AFED), taking place at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center from 25 February to 3 March. 2018.


A security partner to the Kingdom for over fifty years, Lockheed Martin is seeking new collaborations with local suppliers to promote Saudi Arabia’s flourishing industrial ecosystem.


During AFED, Lockheed Martin will engage with key local customers and demonstrate its long-term commitment to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030. The American aerospace giant will highlight its aviation, space and defense technologies, as well as cutting-edge systems and solutions at the exhibition hosted by The Ministry of Defense.


“We are dedicated to partnering with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet their first priority – the safety and security of their citizens,” said Alan Chinoda, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia.


“Lockheed Martin is expanding our presence here in the Kingdom. As we grow, we’re actively looking for a range of local suppliers to help us achieve the localization objectives of Vision 2030 and ensure the sustainability of the aerospace and defense industry in the Kingdom,” he added.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


File Photo: From left: US Ambassador to Riyadh James B. Smith, Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Officer and President Marillyn Hewson, and KACST Director of Electronics, Communications and Photonics Research Dr. Hatim M. Behairy, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of Lockheed Martin’s new headquarters in Riyadh in February 2013.


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