Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saudi Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman tours Boeing’s F-15SA aircraft production facility

arabnews.com

Arab News | Published — Friday 8 September 2017

JEDDAH: Prince Khaled bin Salman, the Saudi Ambassador to the US, on Thursday toured the Boeing facility where fighter aircraft bound for the Kingdom are being produced.

During his tour of the Boeing’s Defense Space and Security F-15SA facility, Prince Khaled inspected some of the 84 F-15SA jets on the production line that were for delivery to the Royal Saudi Air Force. He also met with Boeing executives and employees, including Saudi engineers, and was briefed on the F-15SA aircraft’s capabilities as well as the technology being deployed.

“The technology being put into the F-15SA will enhance the security of Saudi Arabia in the face of global threats,” said Prince Khaled, who was once an F-15 fighter pilot.

Another 70 F-15S models are being converted to Saudi Advanced models, part of the largest foreign military sale in US history.

“We are honored that His Royal Highness chose to make Boeing one of his stops on his important tour,” said Shelley Lavender, senior vice president of Strike, Surveillance and Mobility. “His visit highlights the partnerships that have been built upon for more than 70 years between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Boeing as well as future innovations that will help propel the Kingdom’s progressive Vision 2030 goals.”

Prince Khaled’s visit at the Boeing facility is part the ambassador’s US tour, which has included stops in Nevada’s Nellis Air Force base, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and St. Louis.

Original post: arabnews.com

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