The UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Lt.-Gen. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, today visited the stand of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2021 taking place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi from 21 to 25 February. The ministers were accompanied by Their Excellencies Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), Lt.-Gen. Nasser bin Ali Al-Sikhan, Deputy Chief of State Security for Human Resources, and Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the UAE.
The ministers and Their Excellencies Al-Ohali, Al-Dakhil, and Al-Sikhan were received by CEO Eng. Walid Abukhaled and other senior executives of SAMI. They toured the stand and viewed the display of the company’s advanced military technologies and systems from across its specialized divisions, as well as the defense products developed by its subsidiaries and joint venture companies, including Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), SAMINavantia, SAMIL3Harris, and SAMICMI.
The dignitaries were briefed on SAMI’s efforts to advance localization of the Saudi Arabian military industry, and the company’s constant pursuit of innovation in defense production to ensure Saudi Arabia’s sustainability and self-sufficiency in the sector.