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Students Fly Typhoon at Al Janadriyah Festival

One of the visitors to Al Janadriyah in the Typhoon cockpit
School children and students who recently visited the BAE Systems Saudi Arabia stand at the 27th Al Janadriyah Culture and Heritage Festival in Riyadh were able to experience the thrill of flying Typhoon...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: School children and students who recently visited the BAE Systems Saudi Arabia stand at the 27th Al-Janadriyah Culture and Heritage Festival in Riyadh were able to experience the thrill of flying Typhoon and find out more about the role that BAE Systems plays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With a Typhoon flight simulator and cockpit on display, the students were able to learn about the capabilities and the benefits that the multi-role fighter aircraft brings to the Royal Saudi Air Force – and indeed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – and also gain an understanding of BAE System’s heritage in the country.

The students attended the festival during a two day period specifically aimed at school children and students and were able to tour the stand which showcases a number of pictures and models of training and combat aircraft, naval vessels, land vehicles and radar systems manufactured by BAE Systems.

Monther Tayeb, Director of Communications at BAE Systems Saudi Arabia said: “The students demonstrated a real eagerness to find out more about our products and services and the sorts of roles we can offer Saudi Nationals.

“Our participation at Al Janadriyah for the second consecutive year aims to highlight our role in supporting our customers within the Kingdom with our broad range of defence, aerospace and security capabilities. We also took the opportunity to celebrate our Saudisation achievements and explain how the Company is continuing to recruit, train and develop local nationals within our workforce.”

The stand contains a number of interactive displays with a myriad of information detailing the history of the company in Saudi Arabia, its role in providing Saudi youth with a number of development and training programmes and the company’s social responsibility activities.

Representatives from the Company were on hand to provide information about the history of BAE Systems in the Kingdom and talk them through the long relationship the Company has with its customers in Saudi Arabia. They also brought to light the role BAE Systems Saudi Arabia plays in technology transfer to the Kingdom through its training and development programmes specifically devised for the Saudi youth. Older student were able to learn more about the career opportunities with BAE Systems.

“We hope that anyone who visits the festival, and our stand, will leave with a better understanding of BAE Systems and our role as a good corporate citizen in Saudi Arabia” added Monther.

The Al Janadriyah Heritage and Culture Festival (8-24 February, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) is a celebration of the culture of Saudi Arabia including art, theatre, heritage and history has been held annually since 1985 and is organised by the Saudi National Guard under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.

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BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, P.O. Box 1732, Riyadh 11441, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (0)1 445 9100
www.baesystems.com