Boeing will deliver Saudi Arabia 1 thousand missiles

The us company Boeing will deliver Saudi Arabia more than 1 million new anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, as well as conduct modernization of missiles purchased earlier. This was stated by the Ministry of defense, reports “German wave”.

According to the publication, the contract value amounted to the equivalent of around €1.85 billion Agreement to supply anti-ship missiles, Boeing also concluded with Brazil, Qatar and Thailand.

In January 2020, the us company Boeing has not received a single order for planes, this situation has arisen for the first time since 1962. Difficulty orders are associated with a low demand for the model 737 max after two aircraft accidents with their participation.

October 29, 2018 to Boeing 737 MAX 8 fell in the Java sea near Jakarta (Indonesia). Killed 189 people, who were on Board. 10 March 2019 under Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) crashed a Boeing of the same model, all 157 people were killed.

According to the preliminary report of the investigation, the cause of the crash of the Ethiopian airliner was a false activation of the complement system characteristics maneuvering MCAS. Experts believe that the same system was denied on the Indonesian flight.

After plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia Boeing recommended suspending the flights of the entire world fleet of 737 MAX and reduced the production of aircraft of this model.

On 4 April the then chief Executive of Boeing’s Dennis Mulenburg officially acknowledged that the cause of the accident aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia were erroneous activation of the MCAS. 22 December, against the background of difficulties with the 737 MAX and the failed launch of a spaceship Cockpit Mullenberg resigned.

In January 2020, the company said it found another problem in the software of the 737 MAX. Fitch Ratings downgraded in this regard, the long term credit rating of Boeing from “A” to “A-“.

January 25 in the air rose new model of passenger aircraft – the Boeing 777X.

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