Boeing returns to the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (Dimdex) from March 4 to 6 at the Qatar National Convention Centre to showcase the integrated strength of its defence products and services.
“We are delighted to exhibit at Dimdex, a pivotal event enabling us to engage with our customers and partners in Qatar and the region. It's also an excellent occasion to underscore our steadfast partnership and growing workforce in Qatar, supporting the mission readiness of Boeing aircraft in the country,” said Vince Logsdon, vice president of Global Business Development & Strategic Marketing at Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
The featured Boeing capabilities at Dimdex include the F-15 Qatar Advanced multi-role fighter, including the large area demonstration of the aircraft’s design and technologies at the QEAF stand; the KC-46A, the world's most advanced multi-mission aerial refuelling aircraft; the CH-47 Chinook, a modernised multi-mission heavy-lift helicopter with a fully integrated digital cockpit management system and advanced cargo-handling capabilities; the AH-64 Apache, the most sophisticated combat-proven attack helicopter; the T-7, an advanced pilot training system with fighter-like performance and state-of-the-art avionics; and the Insitu ScanEagle Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) uncrewed aircraft system, with a small operational footprint and maximum endurance and payload capability.
Boeing will showcase its sustainment capabilities, encompassing digital aviation solutions, parts and distribution services and much more. Boeing will demonstrate the differentiators of its Next Generation Product Support, which is proving to be an optimal option for air forces that want to leverage Performance Based Logistics to maximise mission readiness and reduce life-cycle costs.
With more than 300 employees in Qatar, Boeing provides parts, training, maintenance and logistics support to the QEAF’s fleet, including the F-15QA fighter, the C-17 Globemaster III transport airplane, and the AH-64 Apache helicopter – all of which are used to protect Qatar’s air, land and sea borders.
Dimdex coincides with several milestones, highlighting Boeing’s enduring partnership with Qatar. The C-17 Globemaster III airlifters have been in service with the Qatar Amiri Air Force for 15 years, having been deployed to conduct multiple humanitarian missions around the world. Qatar became the first Gulf Co-operation Council nation to operate the C-17 Globemaster III beginning in 2008. Boeing’s ongoing support for Qatar’s C-17 fleet, exemplified by the recent renewal of its global sustainment support programme, reaffirms its dedication to enhancing mission capabilities.
Dimdex also marks the fifth anniversary of the AH-64 Apache helicopters’ service with the QEAF, recognising its important role in safeguarding Qatar’s airspace. Additionally, AH-64 Apaches flew during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Boeing has been providing support to the QEAF by facilitating the F-15QA fighter jet fleet in-country for three years since deliveries started in 2021.
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