Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 18 November 2021. Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, concluded its participation in the 17th version of the Dubai Airshow, which was held during the period 14-18 November in Dubai, UAE. The exhibition was a convenient platform for AEC to showcase its advanced solutions and technologies, as well as its engineering and manufacturing capabilities, as part of its defense and aerospace business sector.
Commenting on AEC’s participation in the event, Eng. Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI and Chairman of AEC, said: “The presence of SAMI at Dubai Airshow through AEC, a pioneer in defense electronics, technology and manufacturing industries, offered us an opportunity to communicate with our regional and global partners in the aviation and space sector, and an opportunity to introduce to them our advanced air systems solutions and technologies. The exhibition also provided us with a favorable opportunity to introduce the International Defense Exhibition that will be held in Riyadh after about four months, that we participate in as strategic partners, as it is scheduled to announce huge strategic partnerships and acquisitions, all of which aim towards localizing the military industries sector and knowledge transfer, technology and production to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with the Vision 2030.”
For his part Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC, said: “We are pleased to successfully conclude our participation in Dubai Airshow 2021, through which we showcased an advanced range of solutions and technologies within our defense and aerospace business and discussed with our strategic partners from the aerospace expanding horizons of cooperation. we confirmed, through this platform, our continued contribution to supporting the achievement of the ambitious goals of our Kingdom’s vision by increasing local content in the sector and empowering promising national talents in the company.”
AEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pinnacle Solutions, the leading American company in the innovation, development and manufacturing of defense and aerospace products and services, to cooperate in upgrading the Apache helicopters from version two to version six, along with training services and provision of support in the aviation sector, in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 that are related to the localization of capabilities and programs, in order to achieve independence of the Saudi military industries sector.
The pavilion of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), and the Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) in the exhibition was visited by a number of senior officials from government and private authorities and from the defense sector, including H.E. Eng. Ahmed Al-Ohali, Governor of the General Authority of Military Industries, H.E. Lieutenant-General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, Chairman of the General Authority of Military Industries and Chief of Staff, H.E. Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Duailej, President of the General Civil Aviation Authority, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Al Omar, Director General of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, and His Excellency Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Al Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai.
During its participation in Dubai Airshow, AEC displayed AEC its portfolio, including 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. Whereas, the Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) displayed a number of advanced technologies and systems as part of its aerospace and defense electronics units, and the pavilion also included exhibits from SAMI’s subsidiaries, the Aircraft Accessories & Components Company (AACC) and SAMI Composites company.