Lockheed Martin, a global technology company, is set to demonstrate its diverse portfolio of defense and security solutions at the 2nd Bahrain International Defense Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC).
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and fully supported by the Bahrain Defense Force, BIDEC will run from October 28-30 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre presenting exhibitors the opportunity to showcase the latest technology, equipment and hardware across land, sea and air.
Lockheed Martin began its partnership with Bahrain more than 40 years ago, with the delivery of the L-1011 TriStar commercial airliner. Since then, Lockheed Martin has deepened and evolved this partnership to include robust security and technology solutions to strengthen the Kingdom’s sovereignty.
The company continues to grow its on-ground presence in the region in line with local partner requirements, led by Regional Chief Executive Robert S Harward.
“Our meaningful relationship with Bahrain is anchored in developing partnerships with the Royal leadership and the armed forces. BIDEC provides us with an opportunity to engage with our local partners and to showcase the progress we have made in advanced technologies throughout 2019,” Harward said.
Bahrain was the first Gulf country in the region to acquire the F-16 aircraft. The current F-16 Block 70 procurement will enable the Kingdom to achieve another regional first - with the addition of the F-16 Block 70, the most advanced and affordable 4th Generation fighter in the world. Most recently, Bahrain became the 18th nation to select the C-130J Super Hercules to support its tactical airlift needs with the acquisition of two C-130Js.
During BIDEC, Lockheed Martin will highlight an array of innovative defense technologies ranging from tactical aircraft to integrated air and missile defense solutions.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.