The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase its broad range of defense capabilities with people, products and services – and an expanded presence - at the eighth International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.“IDEX is the pre-eminent defence trade show for the region and our increased presence and investment underline the importance of the event for us,” said Jeff Johnson, vice president Middle East Business Development – Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. “We have a long history of business relationships across the region and we look forward to continue growing our footprint by providing strong support to our partners, customers and suppliers.”Boeing will exhibit its military platforms, products and services through graphic panels, plasma screens and product models offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience Chinook technology simulation and virtual interactive displays showcasing Boeing’s leading systems and products.Through its Integrated Defense Systems unit, Boeing meets the enduring needs of its Middle East customers and provides capability-based solutions supporting their rapidly evolving requirements. This strategy includes partnerships with local industry in order to bring products and services closer to the customer.A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.4 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer; a foremost developer of advanced concepts and technologies; a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense and Department of Homeland Security; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.