July 18, 2024

AEC unveils defense, aerospace solutions at Dubai Air Show


Emphasizing upon the commitment for the progression of the Saudi Arabia’s indigenous military arena, Advanced Electronics company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, recently announced its participation at 17th edition of Dubai Airshow.

The event is all slated to commence from 14th-18th November 2021 at Dubai World Central. This participation is a testament to firm’s might in defence, aerospace, and aeronautics sectors on the regional level. It is bound to display firm’s advanced military capacity and solutions under one roof.

As part of its involvement in the major aerospace event across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, AEC will display its global-class portfolio of Avionics, Electronics, C5ISR, Electronic Warfare products and services.

As per the firm’s announcement the cutting-edge tech solutions within the defence and aerospace sector will comprise of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), operations centre, electronic warfare (EW) products and solutions, drones, and simulation systems, among others.

As per the firm’s announcement, a wider range of technology, system merchandize of the Aeronautics and Defence Electronics business divisions of SAMI will also be on display at the booth.

The booth is all slated to unveil numerous exhibits from Aircraft Accessories & Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of SAMI, comprising MRO services for aircraft hydraulics, secondary power systems (SPS) for multiple platforms, repair, and maintenance of civil aircraft landing gear, enhanced Non-destructive Testing (NDT), helicopter maintenance prospects.

Statements from SAMI’s Top Leaders

Eng. Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI and AECs Chairman

Eng. Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI and AECs Chairman, commented on the participation highlighted that SAMI considers its vital to participate in trade shows. He stated that, “Our participation at Dubai Airshow 2021 affords us a global platform to showcase our company’s leading solutions in the defence, aerospace, and aeronautics sectors. It will also provide us with opportunities to conclude strategic partnerships and establish new cooperative relationships with major global and regional players.”

Eng. Abukhaled added that: “We are looking forward to capitalizing on this mega exhibition to advance our goals to grow our business and support the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030 goal of 50% localization of Saudi Arabia’s military expenditure by the end of the decade. This will be achieved through the localisation of expertise and the transfer of knowledge, technology, and production.”

Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC

Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC, stated out that, “Our participation in this prominent event underlines our leadership in Saudi Arabia’s military manufacturing industry. We are always keen to have a distinctive presence at global exhibitions to highlight our extensive expertise and introduce our high-quality solutions and technologies. We also look forward to showcasing our engineering and manufacturing capabilities. This is part of our commitment to fulfilling the needs of the Saudi army and national security forces, localising the military products industry, and advancing the aerospace and defence sector by manufacturing defence and aeronautics products locally, and aligning our capabilities with the goals of Vision 2030.”

Eng. Al-Musallam added: “The exhibition also provides us with the opportunity to connect with the largest global and regional companies and investors in the aviation and defence sectors to discuss growth and investment opportunities in the Saudi market.”

AEC, a Saudi Arabian Military Industries owned firm, was formed in 1988 and is headquartered in Riyadh, is a global pioneer in the space of electronics, technology, and manufacturing arena. The firm designs out, develops out, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and merchandize in the defense and aerospace, data and communications technology, security, and energy sectors.

The firm also reported that it offers out employment prospects for more than 2,200 workforces, 85 percent of whom are Saudis, who comprises of over 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers occupied in various fields.

AEC is owned by SAMI, a national entity wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), develops, and supports military industries in Saudi Arabia to strengthen its autonomy. SAMI is playing a leading role in supporting the localization of 50% of the Kingdom’s military spending, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s goals. It aims to be among the global leading 25 companies in this sector.

Press Release received on mail from AEC



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