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Dubai Airshow 2017: THAAD poised for further global interest

22nd November 2017 - 07:45 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Dubai


Weeks prior to the Dubai Airshow, the US congress approved a $15 billion prospective sale of THAAD ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems and support services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Lockheed Martin as the prime contractor and systems integrator.

This deal is now progressing into a more concrete order and other countries from around the world are lined up to follow suit.

Regarding the Saudi order, the next stage being working towards is the LoA for the system, explained Tim Cahill, VP of integrated air and missile defence for Lockheed Martin, to journalists at the Dubai Airshow.


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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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