Subscribe Free
in Technology

GDC Middle East awarded contract by Sierra Nevada Corporation

Posted 16 November 2017 · Add Comment

GDC Middle East has been awarded a sub-contract by U.S. contractor, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to upgrade King Air 350 aircraft to Special Mission (ISR) aircraft.

GDC Middle East is the first Company to be awarded such a contract in Saudi Arabia.  As part of GDC Middle East’s strategy, this contract will be carried out by a GDC Middle East team of Saudi engineers and technicians.  T

The work consists of the upgrade of two King Air 350 aircraft to a full ISR suite included radar, secure communications, datalinks and optical sensors.  The GDC Middle East team including RSAF engineers are currently deployed into the US to work jointly with SNC team on the first aircraft upgrade and capture knowledge of the upgrade process.  The second aircraft will be upgraded in Saudi Arabia by the GDC Middle East team of technicians supported by GDC Middle East engineers.  Aspects of the upgrade include structural changes, cabin installation, wiring harnesses, cockpit modifications, avionics installation and testing.


Fawaz Alsharabi GDC Middle East 's CEO commented “We are very pleased to have this strategic contract, that is in line with the 2030 Saudi Vision, while localising the military industry.  Our partnership with SNC, a leading company in Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), will open the door for us to be part of ISR Market in the region”.


GDC Middle East is a Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) company based in Riyadh specialising in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Solutions, and Operation & Support.  GDC Middle East expands its presence throughout Saudi Arabia; Riyadh, Jeddah, and the Eastern region, working in several projects with several customers.  GDC Middle East services are provided by skilled local capabilities, with highest level of reliability and safety, supported by the latest technologies in aerospace and defense industry.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

SaudiGulf Airlines launches new mobile app powered by CellPoint Mobile

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with SaudiGulf Airlines to develop and launch the airline’s first mobile app to support booking. As part of the launch, CellPoint Mobile enables payments through SADAD, the national electronic payment

Emirates celebrates five million passengers in Beirut

Emirates celebrated its five million passenger mark at Beirut Rafic Al Hariri International Airport. The airline has been operating in Lebanon for more than 27 years and in celebration of this milestone, a handful of passengers were

Etihad Airways innovates upgrade programme to a dynamic live auction

Etihad Airways has enhanced its upgrade offering to a dynamic live auction which will make it easier for customers to secure a premium seat in a higher cabin class.

TS&S secures major global partnership deals with airlines

Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines and driven equipment, is expanding its network of international customers.

Emirates announces one-off A380 service to Accra

Emirates A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, on Tuesday 2nd October, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Aviation Africa BT0607280219MEBAA BT1004121218AIME19BTA3005120219MAPS18_BT1207131118Istanbul Airshow BT22018Cargo BT1004091018GATM BT1004061118BIAS BT271017161118ASDubai BT1004091018