Recent U.S Government approvals show that Middle East countries will continue or increase their recent defense acquisitions.
Over the last few months the U.S. government has approved deals including US$ 10.1 billion for 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to Kuwait; US$ 21.1 billion for (up to) 72 F-15QA planes to Qatar; US$ 3.5 billion for 48 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters for the United Arab Emirates (UAE); US$ 3.5 billion for 37 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and US$ 1.15 billion for M1A2S Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M88Al/A2 HERCULES Armored Recovery Vehicles all for Saudi Arabia.
If you want to develop or expand on your current exports into the KUWAIT market, there is simply no better way than to have your top executives go to the country and sit down and meet with the top people at the fourth biannual edition of the Gulf Defense & Aerospace exhibition (GDA 2017).
GDA 2017 is the only well-established tri-service defense and security exhibition in KUWAIT and is being held from December 12-14, 2017.
The third edition of this exhibition was held from 8-10 December 2015 and was officially opened by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Kuwait Armed Forces, together with Major General Lafi Al Aazmi who is the chief of KMOD materiel acquisitions. The exhibition was visited by more than 2,000 uniformed members of the active Kuwait Ministry of Defense, together with high level delegations of the Kuwait National Guard and the Kuwait Ministry of Interior.
Participating in the exhibition as exhibitors were worldwide industry leaders including, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, General Dynamics Land Systems, Raytheon Company, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, CAE, Textron Systems Corporation, Textron Aviation, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, Rohde & Schwarz, Renault Defense Trucks, BAE Systems, Eurofighter GmbH, Kongsberg Defense, Thales , MBDA, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG., Damen Shipyards, DCNS, Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding, Atlas Elektronic GmbH, United States Marine, Inc., Brunswick CGP, General Atomics and many others.