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Our Primary Business is to Show our Commitment and Contribution to Make in India
Vice president, Boeing Defence, Space & Security in India, Dennis Swanson

Dennis SwansonWhat key technologies and systems would you be showcasing at DefExpo 2016?
Boeing’s broad line-up of defence products and services that are uniquely designed to meet India’s requirements are on display at DefExpo this year. Boeing’s exhibit at the show features models that highlight capabilities for mobility and surveillance platforms such as the P-8I maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft and the C-17 strategic airlifter; the F/A-18 Super Hornet twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multirole fighter jet; attack and multi-mission heavy-lift transport helicopters such as the AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey; unmanned systems and weapons.

Boeing’s services and support capabilities will be demonstrated during the show through presentations and discussions on lifecycle support tools, training, programme-based logistics, planning and forecast, and spares management. Opportunities in services and support are significant growth areas for India which will help our customers achieve maximum operational readiness of the products we are selling now and into the future.

Our commitment to ‘Make in India,’ growing the Indian defence and aerospace sector with key partnerships and working closely with customers on their modernisation effort are the dominant themes at the show.

What aspect of your business is your primary focus at this show, and why?
Our primary business is to highlight the capabilities of our broad and deep defence product line to support the modernisation needs of the Indian armed forces, to show our commitment and contribution to ‘Make in India,’ and to listen to our customers on their future requirements.

What are your expectations from the show?
We expect that DefExpo will give us an opportunity to understand our customers’ future requirements, generate discussion on how Boeing can meet India’s defence needs and explore opportunities with industry on how to develop the Indian aerospace sector by bringing the best of India to Boeing and the best of Boeing to India.


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