In the presence of the President of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammad Al Saud, and Saudi Arabia’s Chief of Staff, General Abdulrahman bin Saleh al Bunaian, the 5th International Electronic Warfare & Radar Conference and Exhibition concluded in Riyadh this past week (12-13 December 2015).
Organized by Tangent Link Ltd, the event received the full patronage of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Minister of Defense.
The conference provided a platform for over 40 Electronic Warfare and Radar professionals to present the latest operational and technical advances across this military sector. Panel sessions focusing on localization, industrialization and Saudization of military technology in the Kingdom and the convergence of EW and Cyber disciplines encouraged lively debate from the audience.
30 international companies showcased their latest developments in EW and Radar technology. Welcoming over 1,000 visitors during the two-day event, the exhibition provided military commanders with an opportunity to see first-hand the latest technology from around the world. This year saw for the first time local Saudi companies demonstrating their technology and capabilities on an international stage.
The indigenous Electronic Warfare database management system was officially announced by the Saudi Ministry of Defense represented by the Department of Electronic Warfare and KACST. Saudi Arabian Defense Electronics Company (SADEC), established under an agreement signed at the fourth EW Conference in 2015, showcased its plans for localization of military technology in the Kingdom.
The official Awards ceremony honored participants and sponsors, opening the Electronic Warfare and Radar Conference on Tuesday 12th December 2017.
Other news included the launch of the new partnership between Dar Massader and QinetiQ to provide defense and security innovation in Saudi Arabia.