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Major General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain

Major General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain

Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense and President, INEGMA

Major General Khaled is former commander of UAE Air Force and Air Defense (UAEAF&AD). During his 32-year career with the UAEAF&AD he held numerous staff and command positions, and participated in both Gulf Wars. Major General Khaled has taken part in various high-level government negotiations between the UAE and a number of foreign countries. He also initiated, led and managed several multi-billion dollar programs for the UAE government and military, including extensive leadership roles in: Aircraft and systems acquisition programs; Mega programs system integration and system engineering; Communication programs (airborne and land-based secured network systems); Advanced information technologies and IT security programs; Remote-sensing and space programs; Flight test centers; Digital war gaming and simulation centers; The first advanced air war centers in the UAE, and; The creation and development of the nation’s first phase of R&D faculties.

Over the course of his career, Major General Khaled has received 25 awards and decorations from the UAE and foreign governments. He retired from the UAEAF&AD in early 2006, and became a shareholder and president of INEGMA in November 2007. Major General Khaled is currently the chairman of his own business group called Baynuna Group, headquartred in Abu Dhabi. He is a known speaker in national and international conferences and seminars on issues relating to air power, air defense, regional security and defense strategy.

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