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Department of State Promotes U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at the Farnborough Air Show


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 11, 2014

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ken Handelman and Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan will join a delegation of senior U.S. officials at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom on July 13-16, 2014. The delegation will advocate for U.S. companies bidding on foreign commercial and defense contracts, promote U.S. defense sales abroad, and discuss how Export Control Reform supports our partners and allies.

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James will head the U.S. delegation, which will also include Department of Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, and Department of Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade Kenneth Hyatt, and Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf. Senior military leadership from the U.S. European Command will also attend.

The U.S. government promotes and supports U.S. industry through the daily efforts of employees in over 200 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. Every day, our diplomats work to promote U.S. companies wherever they operate – driving exports, creating jobs, and accelerating our economic renewal – with the knowledge that superior U.S. technology, expertise and innovation keeps U.S. goods and services among the most competitive.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov. Follow the Department at Farnborough on Twitter at @StateDeptPM and @EconEngage, as well as on Facebook.

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