RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:– Raytheon Technologies, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense systems companies, will highlight its latest technological advancements for defense and demonstrate capabilities to enable defense interoperability across all domains at the World Defense Show, March 6-9, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

For more than 50 years, Raytheon Technologies’ businesses, which today include Raytheon Saudi Arabia, Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, have supported Saudi Arabia’s critical defense needs, establishing strategic relationships with Saudi companies and assisting in the development of a knowledge-based economy.

“Having seen the plans for the Kingdom’s first defense show, I can say with certainty that this show will be unlike any other,” said David Hanley, vice president and chief executive of Raytheon Saudi Arabia. “The World Defense Show provides us with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to partnering with the Saudi manufacturing and supplier eco-system, developing the local supply chain, supporting localization ambitions, and helping diversify the nation’s economy – all in line with Vision 2030.”

“We look forward to fostering Raytheon Technologies’ longstanding presence in the Kingdom as a trusted aerospace and defense solutions provider.”

During the exhibition, the company will highlight a wide range of advanced air and missile defense solutions, counter unmanned aircraft systems, high-energy laser systems, cyber solutions, integrated avionics, advanced ISR solutions and next generation ejection seats, among others.   

“We are excited to take part in the Kingdom's premier defense show and showcase our local capabilities in support of Vision 2030,” said Amal Osman, managing director, customer and account management for the Middle East and Africa at Collins Aerospace. “Collins Aerospace shares a long history of collaborating with local defense entities in the Kingdom to expand the country's industrial capabilities.”

“We are fully committed to providing unrivaled sustainment services to Saudi Arabia,” said Mike Moller, vice president, miliary engines business development at Pratt & Whitney. “Since the delivery of the first F-15 fleet in 1981, Pratt & Whitney engines have powered the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet, and we will continue to assist them in the future.”

“The International Aero Engines V2500-E5 powers the C-390 Millennium military transport aircraft, which fits perfectly for the Saudi Arabian transport mission,” said Earl Exum, president of IAE AG, Pratt & Whitney. “The V2500 engine is a reliable and proven powerplant, with over 250 million flight hours, providing 31,000 pounds of thrust with efficient, clean power for the C-390 Millennium multi-mission transport aircraft.”

The World Defense Show 2022 will feature more than 800 exhibitors and 15 international pavilions and is set to showcase the latest defense technologies and equipment through a series of interactive displays, live demonstrations and cutting-edge product areas as well as demonstrate interoperability across all domains.

For more information about the World Defense Show, visit https://www.worlddefenseshow.com 


About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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