Air Platforms

Boeing targets Asia, Middle East for combat aircraft sales

21 January 2014

On the heels of two international losses in combat aircraft competitions last year, Boeing remains hopeful that its offerings will be chosen by new international customers over the next two decades.

The company sees demand outside the US for another 500-1,000 combat aircraft over the next 10-15 years, Debbie Rub, Boeing's vice-president for global strike, told IHS Jane's on 20 January.

"Asia and the Middle East is where we see the most interest and the most need," Rub said.

Rub is responsible for the company's tactical aircraft programmes - the F-15 Eagle, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and the E/A-18G Growler - as well its air-launched weapons portfolio.

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