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BAE Systems opens office in Kuwait

July 11, 2018

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading global defense, security and aerospace companies, opened its office in Kuwait on 10 July. Located within the UK Embassy compound, the new BAE office was inaugurated by His Excellency Michael Davenport MBE, British Ambassador to the State of Kuwait.

The office will enable BAE Systems to deliver greater support to Kuwait customers across air, land, sea and cyber, supporting existing products as well as delivering new capabilities. 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, enabling important contribution to the national agenda, New Kuwait Vision 2035.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Davenport said: “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. We have a long-standing history of working closely with Kuwait within the defense sector and are committed to build upon, what is already, a strong and enduring relationship.”

For his part, the Group Business Development Director at BAE Systems, Alan Garwood, remarked: “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.”

In Kuwait, BAE Systems has already begun exploring investment in air sector training and support, maintenance, logistics and facilities, as well as cyber security capability. These efforts will be boosted by the opening of the local office as the company looks to partner with Kuwait for the future.

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