Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 30, 2021 – Advanced Electronics Company (“AEC”), a (SAMI) company, and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) are collaborating to promote the localization of digital businesses in Saudi Arabia.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the Kingdom’s digital ecosystem development in the presence of Eng. Walid AbuKhalid, Chairman, AEC and CEO, SAMI.
The partnership aims to support wider efforts to enable Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, computing and communication, robotics, drones, and semiconductors that complement the expansion of the digital ecosystem at large in the Kingdom.
Aramco has included the Industrial Digital Business (IDB) under the industrial investment program, Aramco Namaat, which aims to complement the establishment of various digital hubs in Saudi Arabia.
The program aims to maximize local content, contribute to GDP growth, create new jobs, accelerate digital talent development, and enhance Aramco’s reliability and operational efficiency.
Ahmad Al Sa’adi, Aramco SVP Technical Services, said: “This partnership aims to help us to develop local talent as we work with leading technology providers to add value to the company and wider economy.”
Ziad Al-Musallam, AEC President and CEO, said: “The cooperation with Aramco is expected to contribute to the efficiency and value of the supply chains in the industrial digital businesses, especially at the engineering, manufacturing, and services level, across many systems and products used in the ICT, security, and energy sectors. AEC is very proud of this collaboration, and this is another major step in the long-standing co-development relationship we have shared with Aramco for many years.”
The program is designed to drive increased investment, economic diversification, job creation and workforce development within the Kingdom.
Founded in 1988 and based in Riyadh, AEC is one of the leading technology, electronics, and manufacturing companies. The company specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing, maintaining, and repairing advanced systems and products in the defense, aviation, information and communications technology, security and energy sectors.
AEC 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 wholly owned by the Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company (SAMI), a national entity wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
25,000 functional therapy and 62,000 natural therapy sessions for children
RIYADH, December 8, 2021 – Advanced Electronics Company (AEC,) a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, signed an agreement of cooperation with the Disabled Children's Association (DCA.)
The agreement comes as an of AEC's commitment to corporate social responsibility and support for the community's development.
AEC's support of the "Mubadarati" program in 2021 helped more than 3,000 kids get access to rehabilitation services, and more than 1,000 children get psychological help. AEC and DCA had signed a similar agreement in 2020 as part of "Mubadarati" to enhance community services for children. The company had emphasized its commitment to providing the children with the best possible specialty services and world-class treatment and recovery.
The association's medical department is a vital component of the comprehensive rehabilitation program for children. The department has held more than 25,000 functional therapy sessions, as well as more than 62,000 natural therapy and more than 8,000 speech sessions.
"We are proud of the program's success," said Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, Chief Executive Officer of AEC. "The company has been working with the association for 20 years and will continue to work with them in line with our CSR program, offering what they need to achieve the objectives of both sides." He underlined AEC's track record in CSR, with extensive support for DCA and many other charitable organizations and its sustainability efforts through humane, social, and environmental initiatives that help the advancement of society.
“Mubadarati” is an innovative DCA initiative that aims at greater involvement from individuals and organizations. The initiative covers therapeutic rehabilitation, education, and comprehensive specialized care. The program provides therapeutic, educational, and rehabilitative services to more than 4,000 children across 11 centers nationwide.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 18, 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.
Dubai, 12 November 2021: 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.”
AEC 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 localization 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.
Riyadh, November 1, 2021: For the 23rd consecutive year, the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, sponsored the Best Graduation Project Award ceremony at King Saud University - College of Computer and Information Sciences and College of Engineering. The Award aims to highlight the best graduation projects through which the students at both colleges provide practical solutions or technical innovations that can contribute to innovation, design, research, finding feasible and practical solutions, and building outstanding applied projects in technical fields that benefit the society and the Kingdom.
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of the Advanced Electronics Company, expressed his pride in supporting these prestigious awards for the 23rd consecutive year, which enhance the company's strategic endeavors to localize and develop technology, and embody the wise leadership's vision in achieving the interest of the Kingdom and its citizens. Especially in terms of supporting young minds and benefiting from their abilities and potential.
One hundred fifteen distinguished projects from students at the College of Computer and Information Sciences and the Department of Electrical Engineering competed and were reviewed and evaluated by a joint jury between King Saud University and the Advanced Electronics Company.
The results came as such: The design of an electroencephalography-based motor imagery classification won first place, and in the second place came the smartphone application using eye-tracking technology for people with motor impairments, and the smart waste management project using the Internet of Things came in the third place.
In addition, Abdulrahman Al-Mutlaq, Faisal Al-Duwaihi, and Lamia Al-Thunayan won the Best Student Award. While students Noura Al-Muhaisen, Rima Al-Owaimer, Sarah Al-Abdul Salam, and Sheikha Al-Najim won the Best Smartphone Application Idea Award that contributes to preserving the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
"The company's support for the Best Graduation Project Award at the College of Computer and Information Sciences and the Department of Electrical Engineering at King Saud University stems from AEC's belief in the importance of motivation and encouragement, and that it is one of the most important factors in raising the level of individual and institutional performance. Thus, government and institutions realized its positive impact at a Pan-Arab and global level on the quality of work, building competencies, and supporting talents", said Eng. Al-Musallam.
"Sponsoring the awards comes as a continuation of the company's contribution to its role in serving the local community, in a way that serves the goals of community development, and the preparation of national talents specialized in computer and information technology," added Eng. Al-Musallam.
The advanced Electronics Company has supported the annual Best Graduation Project Award at the College of Computer and Information Sciences and the Department of Electrical Engineering for 23 years. This support resulted in several pioneering projects that enriched the local content and advanced the Kingdom' technology section through its continued support of the local, national talents
AEC Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC, is a leader in the field of the electronics, technology, and manufacturing industries. 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, who include over 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working in various fields.
Riyadh, 21 October 2021: Reaffirming its commitment as a key enabler of Saudi Arabia’s technology innovation and digital transformation, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, concluded its participation in GITEX GLOBAL, one of the biggest technology sourcing and networking events in the world held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, from 17 to 21 October.
Commenting on the company’s successful participation for the 17th time in GITEX Global, Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, the CEO of AEC, said: “We are proud of AEC’s continued success at various global events and exhibitions, strengthening our growing role as a regional leader in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and a key enabler of the Kingdom’s ambitious digital transformation journey. Through these global platforms, we aim to further strengthen our expertise, accelerate our process of innovation, and consolidate our position as a tech leader and a fundamental supporter of Saudi Vision 2030.”
Showcasing its innovative products and solutions at the event, including the “Bariq” Drones, Managed Services, Security Operations Center (SOC), Sandboxing, Data Diode, and Cloud, AEC demonstrated its industry-leading capabilities in the fields of electronics, technology, and manufacturing.
The company also signed new strategic partnership agreements at the event that included: an agreement with Seeloz to enhance AEC’s supply chains using AI, an agreement with the Estonian company Talgen to boost AEC’s cybersecurity capabilities, and a collaboration with Saudi company Easy technology to develop smart solutions, including Smart Parking.
AEC’s booth also attracted a large number of visitors, including VIPs and leading delegates from across the technology industry. Some of the prominent VIP visitors included, H.H. Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mishari Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Interior for Technology Affairs, Dr. Khaled Al-Bayari, Assistant Minister for Executive Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Mr. Badr Al-Qahtani, Saudi Cultural Attaché in the UAE, H.E. Mr. Jaan Reinhold, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the UAE.
In addition to Dr. Abdulrahman Al Jadhai, CEO of ELM, Mr. Sami Al Shafan, CIO National Guard Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ayman AlFallah, CEO of THIQA, and a delegation from the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority headed by Eng. Amer Al-Qahtani, CEO of Business Development.
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC, is a leader in the field of the electronics, technology, and manufacturing industries. 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, who include over 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working in various fields.