• Boeing to showcase advanced defense and services capabilities at DefExpo 2020

    • F/A-18 Super Hornet, AH-64 Apache, KC-46, and P-8I focus at show
    • F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet simulator to feature at show
    • Reinforce "Make in India" commitment and industry partnerships

    New Delhi, India,  January 28, 2020 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] will showcase a range of advanced defense capabilities at DefExpo 2020, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46 tanker, AH-64E Apache and the P-8I.

    India is a crucial defense partner for Boeing, with some of its most mission-critical platforms integrated with the Indian armed forces. Today, India has 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs, eight P-8Is (with four more on order), 17 AH-64 Apaches (against an order of 22) and 10 CH-47 Chinook (against an order of 15). Boeing's local sustainment and training capabilities are making Indian armed forces mission ready.

    Boeing's exhibit at Hall 3, Booth S16 with the theme 'Building The Future Together' will focus on its partnerships with India's armed forces, and highlight the strategic investments the company has made in developing India's indigenous aerospace and defense ecosystem. These include the engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru and Chennai, the joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems, and work with over 200 suppliers and partners in support of "Make in India" and "Skill India."

    "We're honoured to support India's armed forces with advanced platforms such as the P-8I, C-17, AH-64 Apache and the CH-47 Chinook that are delivering superior capabilities. Additionally, our support and services have played a significant role in ensuring enhanced operational readiness," said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India. "We continue to remain committed to strengthening the Indian aerospace ecosystem and look forward to engaging with our customers, partners and industry at DefExpo 2020."

    Boeing will also provide visitors a virtual flying experience with the F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III simulator to understand a wide range of missions, carrier-based aviation and capabilities the aircraft can offer the Indian Navy. The F/A-18 Super Hornet serves as the frontline multi-role fighter of the U.S. Navy and air forces of several countries, and is currently on offer to the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The combat proven F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet will bring the most contemporary next generation warfighter technologies to the Indian Navy through battle-space situational awareness, counter stealth targeting, greater range and improved survivability, reduced radar signature and room for growth.

    In addition to defense platforms, Boeing will also focus on its local sustainment and training capabilities for its Indian customers. As Boeing steadily increases its sourcing from India, and expands its supplier network, it will highlight its contribution towards 'Make in India' that fully harnesses India's manufacturing capability, talent, innovation and productivity.

    Media Briefings and Information

    The following media briefings are planned during the show.

    TopicSpokespersonVenueDate/Time
    Media Briefing
    • Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India
    • Surendra Ahuja, managing director, Boeing Defence India
    • Michael Koch, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, India
    • Thomas Breckenridge, vice president, International Sales, Strike, Surveillance & Mobility, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
    Press Briefing Room, Hall D, Vrindavan Yojna, Sector 15, Lucknow February 06, 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m.
    F/A-18 Super Hornet Simulator
    • Ankur Kanaglekar, director, India Fighters Lead, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
    • Mark Ballew, director, Global Sales & Marketing, International Government Services
    Boeing Exhibit, Hall 3,
    Vrindavan Yojna, Sector 15,
    Lucknow
    February 05–08, 2020
    10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


    About Boeing

    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Boeing's advanced aircraft and services focus are also playing an important role in mission-readiness for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. Boeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers with advanced technologies and is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector – developing local suppliers, and shaping academic and research collaborations with Indian institutions. Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with 200 partners in India, and a JV to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters. Annual sourcing from India stands at $1 billion. Boeing currently employs 3500 people in India, and more than 7000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing's employee efforts and India country-wide engagement serves communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and make an impact on more than 150000 lives. For more information, visit www.boeing.co.in