Saudi Combat Management System (CMS), HAZEM, on display at Navantia’s booth during the show in Madrid
Madrid, Spain – 17 May 2023: SAMINavantia, a joint venture between SAMI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Saudi Arabia's national champion of defense industries, and Navantia S.A., participated in the International Defense and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF 2023) in Madrid. The three-day exhibition took place from May 17 to 19, 2023, in the Spanish capital and provided an excellent platform for SAMINavantia to showcase HAZEM, the Saudi Combat Management System (CMS). The participation of SAMINavantia is an important step that shows the growth of the company and its importance in the market.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by a delegation from the Ministry of Defense, led by H.E. the Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, Dr. Khaled bin Hussein Al-Bayari.

In addition to the presence of a group of senior executives from SAMI and SAMINavntia, including SAMI’s CEO Eng. Walid A. Abukhaled, SAMI’s Chief Communication and Support Services Officer Wael M. Al-Sarhan, Executive Vice President of SAMI Sea Esteban Vilasanchez, SAMINavantia’s CEO Sofia Honrubia.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, H.E. the Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, Dr. Khaled bin Hussein Al-Bayari, met with the engineers of the third batch of SAMINavantia’s program for naval industries. The program specializes in the on-the-job training for the naval combat management system (CMS), HAZEM. A delegation from SAMI included the Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Walid A. Abukhaled, and the Chief Executive Officer of Communication and Support Services, Wael M. Al-Sarhan.

H.E. praised the value of this pioneering program, which contributes to the development of local human resources in Saudi Arabia and supports the development of an integrated system of the defense industries. Additionally, he referred to the role of these local resources in transferring technology and knowledge and enhancing the sustainability of military industries in the country.

The meeting was attended by Ibrahim Al Suwayed, Undersecretary of the Ministry for Armament and Procurement, alongside members of the accompanying delegation.