16th April 1997


This letter is confirmation of the assistance which Thomson Support Services has recieved from PROGRESS-ALDWALIA in the development of business in the United Arab Emirates.

We are pleased to place on record that the support which we received was discrete and responsive to our needs.

PROGRESS impressed all the managers at Thomson-CSF with their access and contacts at the highest levels and with the quality of their logisitic support.

The PROGRESS team were dedicated, responsive and thoroughly professional in their dealings with our international organisation.

I would personally recommend that any company seeking business development or bid support in the UAE, should seriously consider PROGRESS as a potential partner.

Yours Faithfully,

Richard H. Barber
Managing Director
Thomson Support Services