LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan visited the BAE Systems academy in Samlesbury, Lancashire on Wednesday.
During his visit, he met with Saudi employees and reviewed the modern techniques used in training for the technical aspects of the defense industry.
He also reviewed the role of the academy in supporting the company’s strategy in favor of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plans, by transferring technology to the Kingdom and empowering the country’s youth to work with it.
Prince Khalid said the company offers “a comprehensive system to exchange knowledge with Saudi Arabia.”
BAE Systems is one of the world’s largest aerospace, science and technology companies. It has made numerous contributions to the local manufacturing movement in the Kingdom, transferring many industrial engineering tasks to Saudi companies.
Earlier, Prince Khalid visited BAE’s Typhoon and Hawk aircraft factories, as well as its “Factory of the Future,” which develops cutting-edge defense systems technology.
Prince Khalid was briefed on the company’s plans and strategies in Saudi Arabia, where BAE has a long-standing partnership of more than 50 years with the Saudi Armed Forces.
BAE is also keen to encourage activities of interest to the community, including supporting social responsibility programs as part of its business system and not as charity works carried out by courtesy.
One example is the company’s partnership with a number of Saudi universities, with the aim of enabling students to meet the changing requirements of the labor market within the framework of Saudi Vision 2030.