ASELSAN and Barzan Maintenance Shield (BMS) have signed a Contract and a Letter of Intent (LOI) at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2022, which took place in Qatar on 21-23 March.
The Contract includes the provision of spare parts, training and technical support for maintenance and repair activities of ASELSAN systems fitted onto the fighting and armored vehicles that are currently in service of the Qatar Armed Forces.
Whereas the LOI marks a beginning of further collaboration to support ASELSAN maritime systems that are currently in service of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense by providing spare parts, training, maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
With a “local to business” approach, ASELSAN aims to further reinforce and enhance its partnerships with Qatar’s local industry. In this context, as a sign of its long-standing commitment to its Qatari clients, ASELSAN has consolidated its presence in the country by establishing an MRO Center which is dedicated to carry out maintenance, repair, overhaul, training and technical operations.
“We are honored to work hand in hand with our valued partner BMS to extend our support and commitment to our valued clients in Qatar through our MRO Center. With this endeavor to work jointly, we aim to extend our deep expertise in comprehensive engineering activities to the disposal of our Qatari clients when and where needed around the clock,” said Prof. Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN (photo), Chairman, President and CEO of ASELSAN.
“As many among the milestones, we believe that we will continue to further strengthen the strongly established mutual trust, support, increased operational capacity and provide the best-of-its-class defense solutions,” he added.
Abdullah Hassan Al Khater, Vice President and Chief Strategic Procurement Officer, Barzan Holdings said: “Barzan Holdings is committed to revolutionizing Qatar’s defense and security apparatus and empowering the Qatar Armed Forces through collaborative partnerships with leading international defense companies and organizations, bringing expertise of the highest standard and localizing it to achieve Qatar’s domestic goals. We are delighted to be partnering with ASESLAN to further expand our capabilities in the sector by drawing on ASESLAN’s well-established industry expertise.”
As a global technology leader, ASELSAN has established an organization that delivers innovative experiences to its users in 78 countries across the world. By investing in highly diversified human assets, ASELSAN keeps growing in a sustainable and inspiring fashion.
ASELSAN’s journey began with a radio communication device which has taken it today to more than 500 various products and solutions that changed the “status quo ante” in the defense and security arena. The company’s ambitious global expansion strategy prompted it to embrace investment opportunities in promising global markets.
Barzan Maintenance Shield (BMS), a wholly-owned Barzan Holdings subsidiary, is a local commercial leader and one-stop solution for all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services across the Qatari security and defense sector.
Aligned with international standards and best practices, BMS leads all commercial aspects of MRO support, providing optimized equipment availability, life-cycle planning, logistics and spare parts management to all military platforms and other procurement projects. Seated between the Qatari military and commercial entities, BMS is in the perfect position to harness the country’s potential.
In line with Qatar National Vision 2030, BMS prioritizes the development of the State of Qatar’s sovereign capabilities by developing local know-how, skills and competencies through strategic partnerships with internationally-recognized original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and service providers. By providing employment opportunities and localizing supply chains, BMS aims to support Qatar with an autonomous industry and diversified internal economy.