Photo - Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visiting the BAE Systems booth at the ASEAN SME 2015
Following the recent NAVSOP deal with Malaysia's Loka wireless, UK-based defence, security and aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems has continued its commitment to local industry by participating in the Asean SME Showcase and Conference 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26-28 May 2015.
BAE Systems Southeast Asia's managing director John Brosnan said the company's sponsorship of the SME event was to help introduce Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to the UK company's global aerospace supply chain of more than 7,000 suppliers.
Brosnan added that BAE Systems was also continuing dialogue and developing more partnerships with innovative local SMEs. "Over the past few years, we have successfully linked a number of Malaysian SMEs with UK-based companies and this year we continue to sustain our efforts in industrial partnership by working closely at the ASEAN SME Showcase with the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) to help promote the UK as a market for Malaysian SMEs."
The SME event included local technology SME, Loka Wireless, which as the result of a recent agreement with BAE Systems, will evaluate the performance of BAE Systems' NAVSOP technology [a navigation system capable of working indoors and not confined to GPS dependency] and to develop it for the commercial and military markets.
"We are always on the lookout for more Malaysian SMEs that we can partner with on technology," Brosnan said. "Our intention with key stakeholders in Malaysia is a collaborative approach - uniting capabilities and sharing expertise to maximise innovation and grow the country's economy. We are committed in becoming a long-term partner with the Malaysian government and local industry to support the nation's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and Vision 2020."
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