Land and air shows at Saudi defense fair take center stage

World Defense Show 2024 boasts a fantastic array of live land and air demonstrations throughout the week, highlighting the show's unique position in the global defense landscape, said the organizers in a press release.

Visitors experienced first hand the breadth of defense technologies, with dynamic displays featuring armored land vehicles, combat aircraft, unmanned aerial and ground systems, and an exclusive exhibitor test drive experience in the off-road zone.

The live land and air display showcased the carbon fiber turboprop Calidus B250 light attack aircraft, the distinctive delta-winged Eurofighter Typhoon, the French Dassault Rafale C, and two roaring F-15s, while the Pakistan Air Force showed off its three JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. In the land display area, WDS showcased UAV capabilities, with the Red Cat Teal2, Firejet M180 and Skydio X10D.

The dynamic daily air display was led by the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic team, demonstrating their skills and capabilities in the two-seater trainers. In addition, the Chinese national aerobatic team, August 1st, also showcased their piloting expertise.

Andrew Pearcey, Chief Executive Officer of World Defense Show, commented: "What sets World Defense Show 2024 apart is our extensive range of live and static displays, both on land and in the air. These demonstrations are a testament to our capability to host a comprehensive and immersive experience in multi-domain operations. Our airfield which includes a 2,700m runway, authorized by GACA and equipped with four taxiways and extensive parking pads, is a prime example of how we're equipped to display the future of defense technology in a way that no other show can."

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