F15 wings to be built in Saudi Arabia by Boeing

Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. (AN photo)
Updated 31 October 2017
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F15 wings to be built in Saudi Arabia by Boeing

WASHINGTON: Marc Allen, president of Boeing, told Al Arabiya TV that military aircraft wings and other parts will be built in Saudi Arabia.

“We are currently building wings for military aircraft along with other parts in Saudi Arabia,” Allen said on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia, “We are applying huge changes to turn F-15s to F15 SAs.”

“We are eager to see the developments envisioned by the Kingdom’s government through its Vision 2030,” he added.

Boeing signed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia in May to provide sustainable services to a wide range of military platforms. This included purchasing Chinook helicopters and associated support services, as well as guided weapon systems, in addition to purchasing 16 wide-body planes.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.