Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: APSG) will participate in the U.S. Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates.
The event, spearheaded by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in conjunction with the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Trade and Commercial Office, is a “highly specialized and exclusive defense industry trade delegation enabled companies to acquire critical information for establishing business in the UAE and become a part of an over $270 billion economy.”
Dr. Joseph Leonelli, AST’s vice president of strategic initiatives, was included in the list of 50 delegates picked to represent U.S. aerospace, defense, and IT security/infrastructure companies on the trade mission.
“The UAE provides an excellent opportunity to expand our international business to a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, ” CEO William Van Vleet said. “Our participation in this trade delegation allowed us to assess the market opportunities for AST products and services in the region and understand the legal and regulatory framework of doing business in the UAE. It also provided the opportunity to meet with established Tier 1 aerospace and defense contractors and develop relationships with UAE companies as potential partners and customers.”