UK defence giant “BAE Systems” opens first office in Kuwait.

BAE Systems, one of the world’s biggest global defense, security and aerospace companies, has officially opened an office in Kuwait.Located on the grounds of the UK Embassy, the office was inaugurated by Michael Davenport MBE, British Ambassador to Kuwait.

BAE Systems said the office will enable it to deliver greater support to Kuwaiti customers across air, land, sea and cyber, supporting existing products as well as delivering new capabilities.It added that the local presence will also serve to facilitate the ambition of job creation, and technology and skills transfer through the eventual formation of a local entity.

Long term investment will be underpinned by Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and education initiatives, critical to contributing to the foundations of New Kuwait Vision 2035, the company said.Alan Garwood, group business development director, BAE Systems, said: “We are very pleased to officially establish our Kuwait office. We have a long history of creating enduring partnerships in the Gulf, and opening an office is another step to working towards that here in Kuwait.

“We are ready to partner for the future and want to deliver our class leading technologies and extensive training and support expertise to help develop a modern, sustainable defense capability.”Davenport added: “The United Kingdom has a world leading defense and security industry and we are delighted that BAE Systems has taken this step to establish a permanent presence here in Kuwait.”

In Kuwait, BAE Systems said it has already begun exploring investment in air sector training and support, maintenance, logistics and facilities, as well as cyber security capability.


via: arabian business



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