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Mwari gets technology boost as Paramount confirms Boeing deal

Posted 7 March 2016 · Add Comment

South African defence company Paramount has secured essential technologies for its Mwari surveillance aircraft thanks to a deal with Boeing.



The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the light multi-role aircraft, with Boeing providing advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and weapons systems for the Mwari.

Executive chairman of Paramount Group, Ivor Ichikowitz was at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today and said: “The multi-role aircraft will become a significant player in the global aerospace industry. We believe in the commercial success of the aircraft and its impact on the future of the African aerospace industry by boosting advanced technologies, job creation and skills development.”

Boeing and Paramount had in 2014 signed a memorandum of collaboration to jointly develop defence and security opportunities in international markets.

The Mwari first flew last year.


 

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