Rockwell Collins Deutschland avionics for Eurofighter to be repaired in Saudi Arabia
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, Rockwell Collins Deutschland (RCD) and Advanced Electronics Systems (AEC) have invested SAR-65 million to bring into Saudi Arabia the repair capability for the Cockpit Interface Unit (CIU) & Interface Processor Unit (IPU) avionics boxes on the Typhoon fighter.
This repair capability is expected to be installed and commissioned in the AEC facilities in Riyadh in June 2014 with In Kingdom repairs for the CIU & IPU commencing shortly thereafter. This investment with AEC and RCD will be followed up later this year with a further investment which will bring additional avionics repair capabilities to AEC.
Dr Ghassan Shibl the CEO of AEC welcomed these investments saying that, “These are important investments which demonstrate BAE Systems commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and AEC which will introduce AEC into the supply chain for the RSAF’s Typhoon aircraft bringing repair capabilities into Saudi Arabia while creating new jobs”.