Morocco: Signing a technology transfer agreement with the American Boeing Company
Rabat - In implementation of the royal directives to organize the signing ceremony of the Industrial Compensation Agreement concluded with the American Boeing Company, Mr. Abdellatif Lodi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the Department of National Defense, presided over the aforementioned ceremony, on Wednesday, at the headquarters of this department, in the presence of the Army Corps Commander and the Inspector General of the Forces. Moroccan Armed Forces, and the Commander of the Southern Region, Brigadier General of the Army Corps, Commander. From the Royal Gendarmerie, and other senior officials of the Moroccan Armed Forces as well as representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America in Rabat.
The National Defense Department indicated in a press release that the signing of this industrial compensation agreement, which is part of the extension of the Apache helicopter acquisition program, demonstrates the royal vision aimed at modernization and capacity building. The emergence of the defense industries sector in Morocco.
This agreement relates specifically to enhancing the RAF's autonomy in terms of metering, manufacturing and assembly repair of various spare parts and superstructures, to the most advanced aviation standards, specifies the press release.
It also testifies to the desire of the two parties to strengthen the existing partnership between Morocco and the American Boeing Company through the implementation of joint strategic projects while enhancing the emergence of an industrial and technological defense base in the Kingdom.
The agreement also strengthens cooperation in the field of research, development and technology transfer by qualifying Moroccan engineering offices to international standards in the aviation sector as well as production, in partnership with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir, a research center. For Advanced Additive Manufacturing 4.0.
And as an extension of the Industrial Memorandum of Understanding signed before His Majesty the King, on September 27, 2016, with the aim of creating an aeronautical equipment ecosystem in the Kingdom of Morocco, the Compensation Agreement was concluded today. , provides for Boeing's investigation of qualified local manufacturers for spare parts in the amount of $150 million, contributing to job creation in Morocco and the economic recovery of the national aeronautics, the press release adds.
At the conclusion of this ceremony, members of the American delegation expressed their admiration for the impressive level of economic and social development achieved by the Kingdom under the leadership of His Majesty the King, which has made Morocco a dynamic and competitive partner. The statement concludes.
*** Most interesting in the matter is the official recognition for the first time of the existence of a Moroccan research center to develop and manufacture 4.0 technology..
And there is another center being built in Fez at the Euro-Mediterranean University.. (On April 5, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Digital Technologies, the Digital Development Agency (DDA), the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF) and the Fez Smart Factory signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its implementation. And to promote the state of automation in Morocco.)
Very few countries are participating in the 4.0 technology revolution
Also..Yesterday, the Fourth Industrial Revolution Capabilities Center was inaugurated in Saudi Arabia in the Second Industrial City..
The nice thing is that all the recent military deals concluded by Morocco are conditional on technology transfer and industrial compensation within the framework of offset programmes..
Now Morocco has SABCA factory for F-16 and transport aircraft.. And Boeing for the Apache..
The former head of Spanish intelligence, Jorge Dzacalar, said (I do not understand and am surprised where Morocco has all the diplomatic weight from, even the closest allies to us, the United States of America, threatened to transfer naval bases from Spain to there...We have been defeated by Morocco diplomatically)..