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 public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

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Saudi public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, he told reporters in Riyadh.

The Prosecutor said Khashoggi’s body parts were then handed over to a local Turkish agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said, adding that the drawing of the agent has been prepared and will be handed over the Turkish authorities.

He said that the head of Khashoggi’s repatriation team was the one who ordered the killing of the victim, adding that the investigations into the whereabouts of the victim’s body are still ongoing.

He noted that the mission of the team was to persuade Khashoggi to return to the kingdom.