UKTI DSO to take trade mission to Nasser Air Base Tobruk, Libya
(Posted On : 2012-03-22 23:00:00)
The mission will be led by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Maddox, Senior Military Adviser in UKTI DSO. Participants in the Mission will have access to Nasser Air Base and senior LAF staff.
The LAF have indicated a strong desire for UK industry to participate in the reconstruction of LAF infrastructure in the Eastern region of Libya. This predominantly means the refurbishment and development of Nasser Air Base at Tobruk. The development of a local and National C3I system is also a high priority. The mission of Nasser Air Base will be to support Border Security operations as a Main Operating Base for a fast-jet force (type TBC). The base currently operates MiG-21s which will be phased out of service in the short term. It is likely that Nasser Air Base will host Contractor operated Airborne Surveillance assets in the short and medium term. Procurement Training for Libyan Staff (including Customer's friend or Staff Support functions) will be required with immediate effect. Market Sectors that will benefit from the opportunity to view Nasser Air Base and speak to local LAF staff, will be; in order of relevance and priority: Construction Sector, Systems Integrators, Procurement Training/Staff Support and Surveillance Capability providers.
Commercial Air travel to Tobruk is not yet possible. UKTI DSO propose to begin the Trade Mission at a time TBC on 30 Apr 12 at Benghazi International Airport from where UKTI staff and Industry delegates will drive to Tobruk. Tue 1 and Wed 2nd May will be available for detailed tours of the Base and the surrounding area and talks with Base executives. Thur 3rd May will be a transit day back to Benghazi International Airport. Participants should therefore expect to overnight in Benghazi on Sun 29th Apr and Thur 3rd May. UKTI DSO hopes to arrange accommodation in Benghazi for which delegates will be billed – this is to be confirmed. UKTI DSO will contract vehicles and Security for the Benghazi-Tobruk return journey for which industry will be billed. Limits on the number of seats mean that companies should expect a place for one person per company only. Meetings in Tripoli may be possible either before or after the Tobruk Mission and UKTI DSO will assist Industry wherever possible in this respect.
Companies are requested to indicate their interest in attending this Trade Mission as soon as possible and no later than Wed 4 April and nominate a Point of Contact with e-mail and telephone details to: Wg Cdr Kevin Hann (firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 215 8054) and Natasha Bent (email@example.com 0207 215 8354). Or for more information about this event go to the Defence & security Events section of the UKTi website.
A Visa is required for travel into Libya. Visas MUST be obtained PRIOR to travel and cannot be bought on arrival. The LBBC can arrange for all types of Libyan business visas - for more information see the Business Visas section of this website or contact John Parr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pauline Graham (email@example.com) or call this number during office hours: +44 (0) 20 7152 4051.