Al Bowardi reviews technological developments and Emiratisation efforts with President of Lockheed Martin


Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received in his office on Wednesday morning, Robert (Bob) S. Harward, CEO of Lockheed Martin for the Middle East, in the presence of the Undersecretary, its senior officers and officials.

Discussions during the meeting focused on the latest technological developments in the aviation and defense industry, and highlighted the ongoing cooperation between the two sides.

Al Bowardi also received a briefing on the company’s Emiratisation and human capital development efforts to increase the number of highly skilled Emirati engineers in aviation, defense and software development in the UAE.

Harward reiterated Lockheed Martin’s commitment to training and mentoring young Emirati engineers, as they are vital elements for the future of the defense industry, to achieve the ultimate goal of qualifying Emirati cadres to design, test, operate and maintain all the advanced systems supported by the company at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. (wam)


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