The Saudi Advanced Technologies Company (Wahaj) has obtained a quality license, from BAE Systems, as the first Saudi company to manufacture mechanical components of the combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
President of Wahaj Ayman Al-Hazmi said that obtaining this license is an indication of Wahaj's commitment to the quality of products being manufactured and an indication of its keenness to localize these industries, through national human cadres, in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
This progress coincided with the Saudi Ministry of Defense and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) announcing the launch of the first locally-manufactured HSI32 speed interceptor boats as well as the commissioning of the first Floating Dock.
Hazmi said that Wahaj is one of the AS9100-certified companies that works to ensure that products in the fields of aviation and defense are manufactured with high accuracy.
This license from BAE Systems is the culmination of work and efforts that lasted for 12 months with participation of a number of specialists in materials engineering, quality auditors, supply chain development, and business development team in both companies, he added.
Further, he described this as an opportunity for Wahaj to be a part of the chain of supplier companies affiliated with BAE Systems to provide automatic components for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in the Kingdom, pointing out that their continued cooperation with Saudi companies for supply confirms their support for the Kingdom's Vision.
The British-made Typhoon aircraft is considered the most modern combat aircraft in the world due to its highly advanced combat capabilities and the ability to carry a large number of different weapons. It is also a multi-role aircraft among the most advanced fighters in the world.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is owned by British Royal Air Force, German, Italian, Spanish, and Austrian Air Forces in addition to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The Typhoon aircraft is characterized by its aerodynamic high design, which gives it high maneuverability.