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Riyadh, August 19, 2021: In a move that will further enhance national defense capabilities and enrich the skillsets of highly qualified local personnel, Eng. Ziad bin Houmod Al-Musallam, CEO of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, and Dr. Sami bin Mohammed Al-Alhumaidi, Acting Director General of the Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center, have signed an agreement for the manufacture, production, improvement, and modernization of the ‘Sky Guard’ drone system.
The state-of-the-art tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is capable of a wide variety of tasks including surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Its take-off and landing are automated and controlled remotely through an Operating Room and Mobile Communication Room.
“We are proud to cooperate with the Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center and work together to enhance the Kingdom's defense and security capabilities and fulfill the defense-focused programs and initiatives of Vision 2030. We are confident that our partnership with the Center will prove effective in promoting and supporting the development of the Kingdom's defense ecosystem, as well as boosting local content. Through this joint cooperation, we look forward to contributing to achieving leadership in meeting Saudi Arabia’s ambitions in the defense sector,” commented Eng. Ziad bin Houmod Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC.
Dr. Sami bin Mohammed Al-Alhumaidi, Acting Director General of the Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center, stated: “The Center takes pride in signing an agreement to manufacture the ‘Sky Guard’ drone system with a key strategic partner such as Advanced Electronics Company. This important milestone in the manufacture of advanced technologies will help to ensure the successful shift from research, tests, and experiments to manufacturing and mass production, as well as the transfer of knowledge through training on locally designed and manufactured products. It also contributes to the integration and unification of efforts to align national strategies in the defense and security sectors. All local design and manufacturing stages were carried out by the teams in the applied research laboratories at the Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center in Riyadh.”
AEC is playing a major role in contributing to goals of Saudi Vision 2030 by focusing on localizing 50% of the Kingdom's military and security spending and introducing new industrial visions that will support and enrich future innovations.
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC has built a strong presence in Saudi Arabia's military industries sector over more than three decades. The company designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors. Its workforce consists of more than 2,200 employees – 85 percent of whom are Saudi nationals – including over 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working across various fields.
Riyadh, July 14, 2021: Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, extended his sincere congratulations and good wishes on behalf of the company’s employees to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense on the blessed occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Eng. Al-Musallam praised the decision of the Kingdom’s wise leadership to provide the opportunity for citizens and residents inside the Kingdom, together with a total of 60,000 pilgrims, to complete the 1442 H, Hajj rituals. He also thanked them for extending all necessary protection considering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of new variants as part of the preventative measures adopted in the Kingdom, which reflect the wise leadership’s commitment to allowing the performance of Hajj rituals while considering the health and safety of pilgrims.
Al-Musallam expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and HRH the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for providing vaccines to all citizens and residents without exception and free of charge, and for their constant directives to ensure the delivery of high-quality services. He also praised their commitment to the growth and welfare of citizens, and asked Allah the Almighty to bring security, safety, and stability to the country under their wise leadership.
AEC is a major supporter of achieving the goals of Vision 2030, thanks to its 32 years of experience and leading role in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and repair of advanced systems and products in the sectors of defense and aerospace, Information and communications technology, security, and energy.
As part of the ‘job shadowing’ program organized by Misk Foundation
Riyadh, July 12, 2021: As part of its corporate social responsibility programs, the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, hosted a group of high school students of the ‘job shadowing’ program organized by the Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (Misk Foundation), during the month of July. AEC is a participant in the program, which aims to equip high school students with professional skills and competencies to help them prepare early for the local labor market.
The students’ visit to AEC included a field tour during which they learned about the company’s operations and production paths across system design, development, manufacture, and maintenance and repair. The students familiarized themselves with advanced products in various sectors including defense and aerospace, communications and IT, energy, and security. They also met with a number of administrative and engineering teams concerned with research and development and attended sessions involving role descriptions of design, implementation, and quality engineers as well as other production and distribution line technicians.
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of the Advanced Electronics Company, expressed AEC’s pride in cooperating with the Misk Foundation to develop capacities of the youth, enhance their talents, and raise their awareness of the various educational and professional options available to them.
Eng. Al-Musallam explained, “AEC has more than three decades of experience and knowledge, which has helped us emerge as a leading organization in Saudi Arabia in the field of modern electronics with remarkable manufacturing capabilities and outstanding repair and maintenance services. Today, AEC is a key asset and an effective partner of the State - may Allah protect it - in terms of the localization of military industries and increasing local content. It is also a major supporter of the Kingdom’s digital transformation process.”
For his part, Eng. Abdullah Al-Gadi, Executive Vice President of Shared Services and Corporate Affairs at AEC, welcomed the visiting students and stated, “AEC’s participation in the job shadowing program comes as part of the joint efforts between the company and Misk Foundation to guide the Saudi youth towards their ambitions and educate them about their future careers options. The initiative also aims to bridge the gap between the educational outputs and the requirements of the labor market and present a clear vision to the students about their future.”
Eng. Abdullah Al-Gadi added, “During the students’ visit to Advanced Electronic Company’s facilities, we were keen to enrich their knowledge and increase their experiences regarding the growth of the local economy besides acquainting them with the professional and personal values needed to join AEC’s workforce. We also explained to them the challenges to expect in case they decided to work in the electronics, digital technology, or engineering industries in the future and encouraged them to explore the skills and competencies required to work for the major industrial corporations of the Kingdom in general.”
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC has built a firm standing in Saudi Arabia's military industries sector during the more than three decades of its operations. The company designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors. It employs more than 2,200 employees, 85 percent of whom are Saudis, including over 500 highly skilled and qualified male and female engineers working in various fields.