Boeing has high profile at Indian air show

Feb. 11, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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ST. LOUIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Boeing said Monday it would offer its defense products at a major Indian aerospace show this month.

Boeing said in a statement it would "highlight its extensive portfolio of defense products and services at India's DefExpo 2008, Feb. 16-19 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi."

"We will be engaging with customers throughout the show to demonstrate Boeing's vast portfolio of programs and platforms offering advanced technology and capability that is available today," said Vivek Lall, vice president and India country head for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

"The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multirole combat fighter, the P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, the CH-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter are just some of Boeing's defense products that uniquely match India's current and foreseeable defense needs," Lall said.

Boeing said its exhibit at the show, "located in the American Pavilion across from the U.S. Department of Defense exhibit, also will showcase the Harpoon, JDAM and SLAM-ER missiles, Support Systems programs and an F/A-18E/F simulator. Senior Boeing executives will attend the show and brief customers and the news media."

Boeing said its news media schedule would start on Feb. 14 "with a media round-table at noon in the Oberoi Hotel Business Center hosted by Boeing India President Ian Thomas."

"On Feb. 17, in the DefExpo Media Briefing Center in Hall 8, Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems, will brief reporters on the status of the company's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, a contender for India's advanced new medium multirole combat aircraft. Later that day at 3 p.m., there will be a briefing on the P-8I maritime patrol aircraft. On Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., Boeing executives will brief reporters on the C-17 Globemaster III program," the company said.

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