SAMI-AEC's third consecutive participation in LEAP reinforces its commitment to leading Saudi Arabia's technological advancement and securing a prominent place in the global tech landscape
Riyadh, 29 February 2024: SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SAMI, today announced its participation at the third edition of LEAP 2024 – the world’s largest and most attended tech expo. Held at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in the capital city of Saudi Arabia from 4-7 March 2024. Marking its third consecutive appearance since the expo's inception in 2022, SAMI-AEC is poised to unveil its cutting-edge technological advancements and innovations.
A global platform for technology giants and startups, this year’s event would be a convergence point for over 172,000 professionals and tech-enthusiasts, who will have the unique opportunity to explore trends, discover groundbreaking innovations and network with the changemakers of the industry. Through its participation in the exhibition, SAMI-AEC aims to solidify its position as a Saudi leader in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, smart city solutions, cybersecurity solutions, and IT services solutions. The company will also showcase its newest and most advanced technological products and solutions
Commenting on the participation at the forthcoming LEAP 2024, Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, said: “We are excited to participate and showcase our latest innovations and technological capabilities at LEAP 2024. The hosting of this annual event is a seismic moment for Saudi Arabia and the tech ecosystem within the region. With the Kingdom aspiring to transform itself into a hub for innovation and a global leader in developing emerging technologies, platforms like LEAP play a pivotal role in catalyzing and advancing our technological capabilities. These international events provide us with an exceptional opportunity to interact with globally leading technology companies, explore potential partnerships and business opportunities, and discover groundbreaking innovations within the Digital sector. Additionally, it empowers Saudi organizations to demonstrate their technological capabilities to the world and enhance its global competitiveness.”
SAMI-AEC’s participation in LEAP 2024 represents its ambitious vision to contribute innovatively globally. The company’s attendance marks a significant step in placing itself on the global technological map and strengthening its position as a leading high-tech center that connects three continents.
Established in 1988, SAMI-AEC has cemented itself as a leader in electronics, technology, engineering, and manufacturing, with its services spanning across sectors such as Defense and Aerospace, Digital, Energy, and Security. A robust workforce of over 2,800 individuals, among which 86% are proficient Saudi nationals, forms the backbone of this enterprise. Over 800 among these are engineers and certified experts, reaffirming the dedication of SAMI-AEC to excellence and innovation.
Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Saudi Telecom Company Forge Strategic Partnership to Enhance Defense and Security Sectors with Digital Solutions
[Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 4-8] – In a significant development at the World Defense Show, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Saudi Telecom Company (stc) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic partnership is set to transform Saudi Arabia's defense and security sectors through the integration of innovative digital solutions.
The MoU, signed during the prestigious World Defense Show held from February 4th to 8th, symbolizes a commitment to enhancing the digital infrastructure within the defense and security sectors. The collaboration will focus on developing advanced command and control center services, combining SAMI’s expertise in the military industry with stc’s capabilities in telecommunications.
Eng. Ziad H. AlMusallam, Executive Vice President, Advanced Electronics at SAMI, commented on the partnership: "Signing this MoU at the World Defense Show is a proud moment for us. It marks the beginning of a significant journey with stc to bring forth unparalleled digital solutions in defense and security, reinforcing our nation's protective measures."
Saud Alsheraihi, products and solutions VP at stc, also shared his perspective: "This collaboration with SAMI, forged at such a globally recognized event, showcases our commitment to technological excellence. Together, we are setting a new benchmark in defense and security systems that aligns with the national vision."
The MoU is more than a collaboration; it represents a pioneering initiative in the region, merging military industries with telecommunications. This strategic alliance is a testament to both organizations' dedication to harnessing digital technologies for enhancing national security and defense.
The partnership highlights the mutual benefits and shared expertise of SAMI and stc. As leaders in their fields, their collaboration at the World Defense Show is expected to become a model for public-private partnerships, advancing national interests and technological growth.
In conclusion, a joint statement from the spokespersons of SAMI and stc read: "The MoU between SAMI and stc, signed at the World Defense Show, is a milestone in our commitment to the future of Saudi Arabia’s defense. It embodies our dedication to integrating cutting-edge digital solutions in the defense and security sectors, emphasizing our commitment to technological advancement and strategic collaboration for national security."
Under the Patronage and Support of SAMI-Advanced Electronics Company, Prince Sultan Bin Salman Inaugurates a Physiotherapy Clinic at the Children with Disabilities Association
Clinic to deliver over 24,000 physiotherapy and 20,000 specialist sessions
Riyadh, 05 December 2023: Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Chairman of the Children with Disabilities Association's Board of Directors - the association's physiotherapy clinic was inaugurated and sponsored by SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC), a subsidiary of SAMI. The event was attended by Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC.
SAMI-AEC's involvement in launching the clinic reflects its commitment to the ongoing social responsibility efforts. Since 1995, the company has supported activities enhancing health and well-being, fostering social responsibility, and improving life quality for diverse community groups.
SAMI-AEC is dedicated to enhancing collaboration with the association, aiming to provide top-tier treatment services to its members. The clinic seeks to elevate the health of children with disabilities, employ advanced treatment methods, engage families in rehabilitation, and support the children's successful integration into society.
Currently, 100 children are benefitting from the clinic's services, receiving a total of 24,200 pediatric physiotherapy sessions, 20,873 specialist sessions, and 15,600 service hours. Additionally, 19 physiotherapists offer specialized care to the association's children.
Eng. Walid A. Abukhaled, Chairman of SAMI-AEC, praised the longstanding partnership with the Association, emphasizing the company's commitment to community-focused projects. He highlighted SAMI-AEC's 20-year collaboration with the association, reflecting the company's dedication to social responsibility and its involvement in diverse humanitarian, social, and environmental initiatives.
SAMI-AEC and the Children with Disabilities Association entered a cooperation agreement under the 'Mubadariati' program, encompassing 'My Initiative for Therapeutic Rehabilitation', 'My Educational Initiative', and 'My Specialized Initiative'. This program supports over four thousand children across 11 centers in the Kingdom, utilizing advanced therapeutic technologies like Galileo, Cosmos, Standing and Balance, and therapeutic suites.
The tech giant to highlight its breakthroughs in smart solutions, cybersecurity, digital, and manufacturing while actively seeking pivotal strategic partnerships.
Dubai, 12 October 2023: SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SAMI, announces its 19th consecutive participation in GITEX GLOBAL 2023. This renowned global tech event is scheduled to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 16 to 20 October. Through this platform, SAMI-AEC aspires to reiterate its position as a significant contributor to Saudi Arabia's technological and digital transformation by presenting its newest and most advanced products and solutions.
SAMI-AEC has meticulously planned its exhibit, organizing it into four specialized zones: Smart Solutions, Cybersecurity Solutions, IT Services, and Manufacturing as a Service. These zones mirror the company’s multifaceted capabilities and its ambition to broaden its horizons by fostering and deepening ties with industry leaders.
Expressing his sentiments about the upcoming event, Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, stated, "GITEX GLOBAL 2023 marks our 19th year of committed participation, a clear indication of our unwavering drive to push the boundaries in ICT, IoT, managed cloud services, cybersecurity, and myriad digital solutions. This esteemed event will undoubtedly accentuate our prominence as the leading Saudi enterprise championing the cause of digital and electronics innovation.”
The Smart Solutions zone will be a focal point, illuminating SAMI-AEC's prowess in IoT-enabled solutions and Smart City technologies. Products showcased will encompass a wide range from the Smart Street Light, Smart Fire Detection, Waste Management, Video Analytics, to Asset Tracking. A highlight in this zone is the Smart Parking (MAWQFI) solution, a holistic mobile application catering to modern parking needs. Additionally, the zone will unveil the cutting-edge Smart Site Safety Solutions (4S) that introduces innovations like the Smart Shirt, Under Vehicle Scanning System (UVSS), and the superior HEMA surveillance system.
Another centerpiece will be SAMI-AEC's state-of-the-art cybersecurity center, a bastion against cyber threats. The center, equipped to detect, track, and neutralize cyber threats, will be showcased in all its glory. Tools like the uniquely developed Data Diode, ensuring secure data transfers, and the advanced MDR system will also be on display. The exhibit will further delve into the company's futuristic managed services, cloud computing systems, digital healthcare modules, innovative technologies spanning various industries, and unparalleled manufacturing capabilities.
Established in 1988, SAMI-AEC has cemented itself as a leader in electronics, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The company's services span across sectors such as Defense and Aerospace, ICT, Energy, and Security. A robust workforce of over 2,800 individuals, with 85% being proficient Saudi nationals, forms the backbone of this enterprise. Of these, over 800 are engineers and certified experts, reaffirming SAMI-AEC's dedication to excellence and innovation.
Riyadh, August 28, 2023: with the collaboration with the ministry of defense and the support of the General Authority of Military industry (GAMI), SAMI a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Saudi Arabia's national champion of defense industries, is thrilled to announce its recent endeavors in strengthening the Saudi defense industries by inaugurating a new production line dedicated to software-defined multi-band radio systems (SDR’s). This production line, in collaboration with L3Harris Technologies and the SAMIL3Harris Joint Venture is set up at SAMI-AEC, a national leader for decades in the field of electronic manufacturing capabilities, who will produce these industry leading radio systems locally in Riyadh.
Eng. Walid A. Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI, spoke proudly of this partnership, emphasizing not only its role in bolstering ties with global defense industry pioneer L3Harris but also showcasing the company’s commitment to both entities to significantly advance local capacity in this key focus area. He further noted, "This venture is instrumental in our pursuit of the Saudi 2030 Vision's directive to localize 50% of the Kingdom's defense spending, which will also contribute to boosting the local content and our continues partnership with Royal Saudi Land Forces. SAMI is determined to provide cutting edge technology while growing and developing local talents and capabilities."
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, reiterated the company's unwavering dedication to bolstering the Saudi defense manufacturing landscape via strategic alliances, with plans to broaden these collaborations. This approach aligns seamlessly with our vision to indigenize technologies tailored to the defense sector. He proudly highlighted the company's achievement in crafting the paramount component of the Software-defined Radio (SDR) systems and emphasized its pivotal role in amplifying the capabilities of the Saudi Royal Land Forces.
Echoing these sentiments Sam Mehta, President L3Harris Communications Systems, voiced strong support and pride for the unique collaboration, stating, "Our cooperation with SAMI by setting up a strategically important Joint Venture and teaming with SAMI-AEC for launching software-defined radio (SDR) production line, further strengthening a lasting partnership of over 40 years. L3Harris remains committed to collaborating with SAMI, championing their mission to fortify the Kingdom's military industrial domain."
SAMI and L3Harris embarked on a collaborative journey focused on Electro-optical and Infrared (EO/IR) technologies, alongside special mission systems within Saudi Arabia. Building on a strong relationship, the two entities have now inaugurated this latest venture, solidifying their mutual commitment to localizing the world’s best technology through persistent cooperation.
SAMI-AEC Forges Strategic Partnership with Lockheed Martin to Bolster Regional Repair Capabilities
SAMI-AEC's Repair Center Emerges as Middle East's Premier Facility for Sniper Pod Trade Mark LRU Repairs
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 18 June 2023: SAMI-AEC, a subsidiary of SAMI (the Saudi Arabia's national champion of defense industries), proudly announces a strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin. This partnership officially designates SAMI-AEC's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP)Repair Center as the world's premier, Middle East-based repair facility for Line-Replaceable Units (LRUs), offering enhanced maintenance and repair services.
Lockheed Martin's decision to select SAMI-AEC's facility as its primary hub for specialized unit repairs reinforces the unrivalled competencies and expertise of SAMI-AEC in the realm of contemporary electronics and manufacturing. This unique designation in the Middle East signifies a major milestone for both SAMI-AEC and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in fortifying their defense capabilities through state-of-the-art technology and innovation.
This collaboration aligns perfectly with SAMI-AEC's pledge to support the localization of 50% of the country's military spending by the end of the decade, a goal set forth by Saudi Vision 2030. In tandem with Lockheed Martin, SAMI-AEC is not only enhancing local defense capacities but also contributing to the development of Saudi Arabia's industrial and commercial sectors.
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, welcomed the partnership with high spirits: "This cooperation with Lockheed Martin solidifies SAMI-AEC's outstanding reputation in providing superior repair and maintenance services. As the only designated repair center in the Middle East for the Sniper Pod LRU, we are set to deliver time and cost-efficient solutions to our clients. We remain dedicated to the fulfillment of Saudi Vision 2030's objectives, reaffirming our commitment to bolstering the Kingdom's defense sector."
Joseph Rank, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in Saudi Arabia and Africa, said: "Partnering with SAMI-AEC allows us to tap into their world-class repair proficiency, ensuring the continuous upkeep and improvement of our LRUs. By working together, we aim to provide advanced defensive capabilities that outmatch and pre-empt emerging threats. This cooperation aligns with our mission of delivering innovative solutions that help our clients navigate, deter, and stay ahead of potential threats."
He continued: “our partnership with SAMI-AEC reflects our deep support to the Kingdom localization agenda and Vision 2030”.
This groundbreaking collaboration has already shown remarkable progress. SAMI-AEC has seen a 53% increase in the Sniper Pod LRU repair capability. SAMI-AEC is an industry-leading technology and manufacturing enterprise specializing in the Defense and Aerospace, Digital, Energy, and Security sectors Established in Riyadh in 1988. With a staff of over 2,800, including 85% highly qualified Saudi nationals and more than 800 expert engineers, the company provides high-tech product design, development, service, and maintenance.