Underlining its commitment to advancing Saudi Arabia’s indigenous military industries sector, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, today announced that it will participate in the 2019 edition of Dubai Airshow set to take place from 17 – 21 November at Dubai World Central.
As part of its participation in the biggest aerospace event in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, AEC will showcase its world-class portfolio of Avionics, Electronics, C5ISR, and Electronic Warfare products and services.
In keeping with its commitment to playing a key role in the localization of 50 percent of the Kingdom’s military and security spending as envisaged in the Saudi Vision 2030, the company will also explore new industry partnership opportunities during the five-day aviation trade show to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology to build innovative solutions within the Kingdom.
Commenting on the participation, Abdulaziz Al Duailej, CEO of AEC, said: “As one of the most important events on the global aerospace industry calendar, Dubai Airshow has evolved over the years into an ideal platform for businesses that are keen to expand their horizons. At AEC, we are excited to showcase our wide-ranging capabilities at this strategic show to cement our pre-eminent position in the regional market. We are confident that our participation will help us to build new industry relationships and strengthen our long-standing partnerships to take forward Saudi Arabia’s vision for the military industries sector.”
AEC will put on display its flagship C5ISR systems and solutions that include Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Diode, Air Observation Systems (AOS).
AEC’s wide-ranging offerings on show under the Electronic Warfare category will include Anti-Drone System and Electronic Intelligence (ELINT). The company will also highlight its Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) and Manufacturing (MFG) capabilities.
The Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) and the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) have obtained the first licenses for the practice of military manufacturing, issued by the General Authority for Military Industries.
For his part, Sami CEO Dr. Andreas Scheuer said during a press conference in Riyadh that the efforts and support of the General Authority for Military Industries local companies contribute to the "advancement of this strategic industry," stressing the commitment of both companies to support the strategy and programs of the Authority.
For his part, AEC CEO Abdul Aziz Al-Duailij said that the program of licensing the activities of military industries by the authority "represents the first steps to regulate the military sector in the Kingdom," where the organization contributes to the localization of 50% of the Kingdom's spending in the industrial sector. It helps to open the door for investment to local and foreign investors, which "represents a significant support for one of the important strategic sectors, and pushes them forward."
The Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) has achieved many successes, including the recent acquisition of Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), which will form the main structure of the company's defense electronics unit.
H.E. Eng. Anef Abanmy, President of Saudi Post Corporation, visited AEC booth during the Saudi Logistic Conference. He had been briefed about the AEC’s integrated digital solutions for logistics services.
H.E. Mr. Abdulhadi Al Mansouri, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), visited AEC booth during the Saudi Logistic Conference. He had been briefed about the AEC’s integrated digital solutions for logistics services.
H.E. Dr. Nabeel Mohamed Al-Amudi, Minister of Transport, visited and honored AEC for its Diamond sponsorship of the Saudi Logistic Conference.
The visit of His Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Abdullah Al Mashari Al Saud, Assistant interior minister for technology affairs, to AEC at GITEX 2019.