Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre

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Bell Helicopter Confirms Platinum Sponsorship for BIDEC 2017

Bell Helicopter Confirms Platinum Sponsorship for BIDEC 2017

19 Mar 2017

Bell Helicopter, industry leader in the production of commercial and military vertical-lift aircraft, have confirmed their participation in the upcoming BIDEC 2017, (Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference) one of the region’s leading international defence exhibitions.

Scheduled to be held between 16-18 October 2017, this is Bahrain’s first tri-service defence exhibition, covering land, sea and air. The event which will be hosted under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, is fully supported by Bahrain Defence Force and will be organised by Clarion Defence & Security, the largest organizer of defence & security events in the world, with over 200 other events across different sectors.

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tilt rotor aircraft. Globally recognised for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

“We are honored to support the Bahrain Defence Force as this year’s BIDEC platinum sponsors,” said Doug Wolfe, International Director of Middle East and Africa for Bell Helicopter. “BIDEC gives Bell Helicopter the opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art military aircraft such as the AH-1Z helicopter, the most modern, effective and efficient attack helicopter available on the market today. We see many opportunities to grow our presence in the Middle East with our vertical lift solutions and we are looking forward to another successful show in Bahrain this October.”

“Having industry-leading exhibitors at BIDEC is hugely important;” said Thomas Gaunt, Event Director for BIDEC 2017. “Bell Helicopter joining as Platinum Sponsor is a fantastic addition to the exhibition and we are extremely pleased to offer them this unrivalled access to the Bahrain market as part of the partnership.”

BIDEC 2017 will have a fully hosted international military VIP Delegation Programme that will include representatives from all over the world and it is expected that over 100 international manufacturers and suppliers of the latest military equipment, technology and systems will be present. With over 3000 international visitors expected to attend, there will be also be a Static Display Area within the exhibition showcasing the latest military vehicles and airframes.

The Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions Conference, addressing the biggest challenges facing the region, will also run alongside the exhibition. BIDEC will also host unique features including Shooting Range Exercises, a Warship Display and Military Vehicle Demos.

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  • Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister Lt-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Jalahma received a delegation from the US Congress, and discussed cooperation and topics of mutual interest, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

    The meeting was also attended by Bahrain Defense Force Inspector-General Major General Abdulla Hassan Al Nuaimi, Director of Logistics and Supply Major General Ali Sager Al-Nuaimi and Director of Military Cooperation Rear admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Saada.

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