Crown Prince, Google discuss digital development in Saudi Arabia

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From the left, CEO of Google, Pichai Sundararajan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, President of Alphabet Sergey Brin. (SPA)
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Updated 06 April 2018
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Crown Prince, Google discuss digital development in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met with Google heads on Friday to discuss the cooperation in cloud computing services and opportunities in the digital transformation initiative to localize technology and develop the digital environment.
The crown prince discussed with Google CEO Pichai Sundararajan and President of Alphabet, Sergey Brin, the establishment of a research, development and training center for Saudi youth and enhancing cooperation in cybersecurity during his visit to the Google headquarters in San Francisco.
During his visit, the crown prince was also briefed on the Google cloud and artificial intelligence and computer education.
 


Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India

Updated 20 February 2019
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Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India

  • The firm said the new plane is tailored to India’s needs
  • A number of airplane manufacturers are competing to win India’s upcoming military purchase

NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin offered India a new combat jet, F-21, on Wednesday to be made locally, in a bid to win a large military order worth over $15 billion.
The US defense firm had earlier offered its F-16 fighter used by countries around the world for the Indian air force’s ongoing competition for 114 planes to be made in India.
But Lockheed, unveiling the plan at an airshow in the southern city of Bengaluru, said it was offering India a new plane configured for its needs.
“The F-21 is different, inside and out,” Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said in a statement.
The company will build the plane in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems, the firm said.
Lockheed is competing with Boeing’s F/A-18, Saab’s Gripen, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon and a Russian aircraft for the air force order.