Dubai: Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, announced its participation at the 17th edition of Dubai Airshow, which will take place from 14 to 18 November 2021. The participation is a testament to the company’s leading status in the defence, aerospace, and aeronautics sectors on the regional level and showcases its advanced capabilities and solutions. 

AEC will present its portfolio of cutting-edge solutions and technologies within its defence and aerospace sector, 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.

A broad range of technology and system products of the Aeronautics and Defence Electronics business divisions of SAMI will also be on display at the booth. In addition, the booth will showcase several exhibits from the Aircraft Accessories & Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of SAMI, including MRO services for aircraft hydraulics and secondary power systems (SPS) for multiple platforms, as well as the repair and maintenance of civil aircraft landing gear, and enhanced Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and helicopter maintenance capabilities.

Commenting on this participation, Eng. Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI and Chairman of AEC, emphasized that SAMI considers it very important to participate in trade shows. “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: “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, said, “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.”

Founded in 1988, AEC has established a firm position in Saudi Arabia’s military sector for more than three decades. The company employs more than 2,200 employees, 85% of whom are Saudis, including over 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working 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 localisation of 50% of the Kingdom’s military spending, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s goals. It aims to be among the world’s leading 25 companies in this sector.

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