AEC partners with L3Harris for rotorcraft simulators

Ahmed Al-Khateeb, chairman of SAMI; Abdul Aziz Al-Duailej, president and CEO of AEC; Dr. Andreas Schwer, CEO of SAMI, and Lenny Genna, president of L3Harris Military Training, were present at the signing ceremony.
Updated 12 September 2019

AEC partners with L3Harris for rotorcraft simulators

Advanced Electronics Company, a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, has signed a teaming agreement with L3Harris Technologies to collaborate on different rotorcraft simulators within Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed during their participation in the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 exhibition, which kicked off on Wednesday at ExCeL London.
Ahmed Al-Khateeb, chairman of SAMI; Abdul Aziz Al-Duailej, president and CEO of AEC; Dr. Andreas Schwer, CEO of SAMI; and Lenny Genna, president of L3Harris Military Training, were present at the signing ceremony.
Al-Duailej said: “We are pleased to partner with L3Harris Technologies to further our credentials in rotorcraft simulation as part of our military and defense capacity-building efforts. The agreement will allow AEC to leverage the unmatched expertise of two major industry leaders combined to deliver on Saudi Arabia’s ambitious goals.”

Genna said: “L3Harris and AEC are expanding our more than nine-year relationship to bring advanced training and simulation technologies to the Royal Saudi Armed Forces fleet. This collaboration will help to enhance flight safety and operational performance, and improves cost efficiency.”
The new partnership between AEC and L3Harris Technologies builds on a joint venture agreement between SAMI and L3 Technologies during the Paris Air Show earlier this year.


Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

Updated 16 September 2019

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”