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    Turkish Aselsan Partners with Saudi Enterprise

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan, has signed a partnership agreement with a Saudi enterprise to cooperate on a joint venture.

    State-controlled Aselsan, the country's biggest defense firm, signed the deal with TAQNIA Defense and Security Technologies of Saudi Arabia (DST) with the aim of founding a joint venture company that would work in military electronics.

    Aselsan officials said the new venture will build a factory in Saudi Arabia on the idea to create “a most advanced technological base.”

    Officials said that the main areas of technological cooperation will focus on radars, electronic warfare suites and electro-optical technology.

    “The joint venture will design, develop and manufacture hardware and software with a view to selling them to the Saudi and Gulf markets,” one Aselsan official said.

    Aselsan and DST each will hold a 50 percent stake in the joint venture.

    Turkey’s chief procurement official, Ismail Demir, said: “This agreement will significantly contribute to the two countries’ partnership in defense, economic cooperation and investment.”

    In September 2013, Turkey and Saudi Arabia ratified a defense industry cooperation agreement.

    The agreement aims to increase cooperation in the defense industry by improving the industry capabilities of both countries through more effective collaboration on the development, production and procurement of goods and services in the defense industry and the related technical and logistical support fields.

    The agreement is for five years and can be extended automatically for successive one-year periods.

    In 2012, the Turkish parliament also approved a deal with Saudi Arabia regarding cooperation in training military personnel.

    Industry experts in Ankara said defense industry deals between Turkey and Saudi Arabia could facilitate Turkey’s future exports of naval vessels, assault boats, armored vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The Arab kingdom also has shown an interest in the Altay, Turkey’s first indigenous new-generation battle tank now in the prototype production and testing stage.

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    Saudi Arabia to launch a small satellite every two years

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    Prince Turki said KACST is scheduled to implement its satellite program starting from 2019 through 2020, in collaboration with a team composed of experts from NASA, the German Space Agency and Stanford University.
    Following the first two launches, the university will enter into its long-term program of developing MDSS small satellite systems.

    He briefed the audience on efforts exerted by the Kingdom in space research over the last 30 years.

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/bus...aunch-a-small-satellite-every-two-years-.html



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    DigitalGlobe and Saudi government sign joint venture on satellite imaging constellation
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    DigitalGlobe Chief Executive Jeffrey R. Tarr and Abdullah Alosaimi, chief executive of Taqnia Space, sign joint venture agreement to launch a constellation of at least 6 small imaging satellites. Credit: DigitalGlobe
    PARIS—Geospatial satellite imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe Inc. on Feb. 21 said it is forming a joint venture with the government of Saudi Arabia to build at least six small optical Earth observation satellites to complement DigitalGlobe’s current fleet of large, high-resolution spacecraft.

    The satellites, capable of detecting objects of less than 1 meter in diameter, would be launched in 2018 and 2019 and designed for easy operation within DigitalGlobe’s existing ground infrastructure, the companies said.

    The statement did not disclose the estimated cost of the constellation or detail the two parties’ financial commitment. DigitalGlobe’s partners in the venture are Taqnia Space, owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund; and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), which is already a DigitalGlobe Direct Access Partner receiving imagery directly from DigitalGlobe satellites.

    Westminster, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe operates a fleet of large high-resolution satellites whose imagery is sold worldwide. The company’s principal customer is the U.S. government, through a large contract renewal yearly, with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

    DigitalGlobe officials have said they would be ordering replacements for their WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites in 2017-2018 but would spend far less on them than what the company paid for the predecessor spacecraft.

    DigitalGlobe has not indicated whether the new-generation satellites would be smaller and operate with a constellation-type architecture, which would reduce the time between fly-overs of a given target area; or would retain the higher-resolution capability more associated with larger satellites.

    The company’s current WorldView-3 and coming WorldView-4 satellites are capable of detecting objects as small as 30 centimeters in diameter. The latter satellite is scheduled for launch late this year.

    The joint venture in Saudi Arabia will divide production, sales and marketing responsibility.

    KACST will build, integrate and launch the satellites and will own 50 percent of their capacity over Saudi Arabia and “the surrounding region,” DigitalGlobe said, without being more specific.

    DigitalGlobe will have sales responsibility for the remaining 50 percent inside the KACST region, and 100 percent of the rights to coverage of the rest of the world. The parties will share in the global revenue stream under terms that were not disclosed.

    The partnership “offers DigitalGlobe customers a complementary source of data to address new use cases, while expanding the image catalog of DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform,” DigitalGlobe said, adding that the constellation would be “highly complementary to the next-generation satellite architecture” the company is now designing.

    DigitalGlobe said its existing imagery-production capability would be used “to improve the native accuracy of the small-satellite imagery.” It was unclear whether the satellites’ “native” submetric resolution would be resampled by laying one image atop another to achieve a product with a higher-resolution appearance, or whether the company’s existing catalog of higher-resolution imagery would be used to the same end.

    The announcement is the latest sign that despite the collapse in the price of the crude oil on which their economies are built, Middle Eastern nations are not scaling back their ambitions to become space-fairing nations in their own right.

    Taqnia has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Sunnyvale, California, to build a satellite assembly plant on Saudi soil, with the necessary technology transfer occurring in the context of a contract under which Lockheed is building two telecommunications satellites for Riyadh-based Arabsat, a major commercial satellite fleet operator.

    The United Arab Emirates, in addition to being home to mobile satellite services provider Thuraya, is investing in the Virgin Galactic small-satellite launch vehicle and space tourism company. The UAE has ordered two high-resolution optical reconnaissance satellites from Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space of France. Morocco has made a similar order.

    The UAE’s new space agency is also planning a Mars probe, to be launched in 2020, and has embarked on its own satellite Earth observation program in collaboration with Satrec Initiative of South Korea. The UAE-built KhalifaSat, with an imager capable of detecting options 70 centimeters in diameter, is scheduled for launch in 2017.

    The Egyptian government has said it plans to order a civil/military telecommunications satellite in the coming weeks from French contractors and has expressed an interest in a high-resolution optical satellite reconnaissance capability as well.

    “Partnering with the premier commercial satellite imaging firm will help to propel the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become a leader in remote sensing and satellite technology,” Taqnia Chairman and KACST President H.H. Dr. Turki Bin Saud said in a statement.

    http://spacenews.com/digitalglobe-a...t-venture-on-satellite-imaging-constellation/



    Saudi Arabia to launch Satellite from China

    King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is working to complete preparation of the components of the Saudi satellite (Saudi SAT 5B) which is locally made, in preparation for its launch, via the Chinese space rocket (Long March 2D) to support remote sensing services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    This came in the framework of the cooperation between the Kingdom and the Republic of the People's Republic of China in various fields, including scientific field, which also includes the establishment of a project on genetics studies.

    This cooperation enhances common desire between the leaderships of the two friendly countries to push forward the bilateral relations to broad levels and turn them into a strategic partnership with wide dimensions which expressed by mutual visits over the years, including the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to China in 2014 when he was the Kingdom's Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, where it contributed to the advancement of the level of partnership between the two countries in various fields, while President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China is working at the same goal during his current visit to the Kingdom.

    http://alekhbariya.net/en/node/3830
     
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    Saudi Arabia will build world’s largest oil tanker fleet


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    Saudi companies Apicorp and National Shipping and are going to build the world’s largest fleet of oil tankers to support the kingdom’s plan to increase crude oil exports.

    According to Bloomberg, the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Falih said that Saudi companies Arab Petroleum Investment Corp. (Apicorp) and National Shipping Co., known as Bahri, plan to create the world’s largest fleet of oil tankers.

    According to al-Falih, Apicorp and Bahri formed a $1.5 billion investment fund in order to increase the fleet of oil tankers by 15 large tankers of the 3rd class (Very Large Crude Carrier, VLCC).

    “The extra 15 large tankers will make Bahri, which owns more than 45 vessels, the world’s largest oil shipping company,” said the Saudi minister.

    Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s largest oil exporters, and according to a report published by OPECon July 12, the current rate of oil production is close to the all-time record.

    State oil company Saudi Aramco, which transports about 20% of all oil cargo in the world, needs additional tankers to meet the growing demand for Saudi oil, al-Falih said.

    According to Clarkson Research Services, currently, the largest owner of large tankers and supertankers is China Merchants Group, which owns 53 such vessels.

    As Bloomberg reported earlier, by the results of 2015, Saudi Arabia has increased its oil exports by 4%: it exported 7.39 million barrels per day on average.

    https://realrussiatoday.com/2016/07/22/saudi-arabia-will-build-worlds-largest-oil-tanker-fleet/
     
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    With an overall computing power of 421 trillion operations per second, “SANAM” is one of the fastest computers in the world, at position 52 in the worldwide “Top500” ranking.
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    TAQNIA and Simularity Launch Breakthrough Artificial Intelligence for Satellite Image Analysis in Saudi Arabia

    Simularity Inc., a Silicon Valley based leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), today announced a partnership with TAQNIA, the technology development company owned by the investment arm of the Saudi Arabian government.

    Eng. Abdulaziz S. Aljowair, CEO of TAQNIA SERVICES Engineering and Technology Services Co., said "Our remote sensing clients need timely alerts regarding what’s happening on the ground. The increasing volume of satellite imagery data is driving the need for an AI-assisted solution. Simularity’s technology solves this problem."

    Satellite constellations are now providing huge volumes of high-cadence images. Using these near-daily images, Simularity’s AI software can automatically detect and monitor unusual activities across vast amounts of terrain. It is designed to instantly compare incoming data and images to historical information about the same location or asset, using machine learning to determine if changes are unusual or predictive of problems.

    “We are excited to be chosen by TAQNIA to provide our Artificial Intelligence technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Liz Derr, Simularity CEO. “TAQNIA’s adoption of our solution puts them at the forefront of the rapidly evolving remote sensing industry.”

    About TAQNIA Services
    TAQNIA promotes technology and knowledge transfer in Saudi Arabia by partnering with leaders in industry to add strategic value to the Kingdom. TAQNIA Services is a professional organization that plays a leading role in advancing the national strategic technology development plans of Saudi Arabia.

    About Simularity Inc.
    Simularity is an Artificial Intelligence software company based in Richmond, California, and is a world leader in using AI to rapidly create dynamic predictive models based on massive amounts of time series data. Simularity’s international customers in the telecommunications, healthcare, retail, and finance sectors use Simularity’s predictive analytics to model normal behavior, predict propensities, detect anomalies, and predict critical incidents before they happen. In the energy and industrial IoT sectors, Simularity’s predictive maintenance solution uses data collected from condition-based monitoring systems to provide early warnings, helping customers avoid costly machine failures. In earth observation, Simularity’s Automatic Image Anomaly Detection System (AI-ADS) has been proven to rapidly identify high priority anomalies on the ground, and can support imagery from multiple providers, at any resolution, anywhere on the planet.

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    Saudians made all this :eek: ...... or their contribution is just monetary ??

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    RIYADH: The general supervisor of the program management office for King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Dr. Khaled Al-Hussan, received a seat at the International Academy of Astronautics for his aerospace research.

    Al-Hussan supervised Saudi satellites launched by KACST in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.

    He was also honored with an honorary award for his personal contributions to the development and production of the Antonov 132D joint venture between KACST and Antonov Company in 2017.

    He was also selected for the Professor of the Year award from 1998 to 2003 by many engineering departments (civil, environmental, mechanical, space) for his strong academic skills.

    More than 100 high-impact scientific papers were cited in the International Scientific Indexing. He registered 40 patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    His scientific publications contributed to the development of a number of products in aviation and industry. He worked on the development of the principles of flow separation reductions. He also used developed flow as an alternative to the use of aircraft control surfaces.

    In addition, Dr. Al-Hussan participated in the development of an engine via explosion technique, as well as different and unique aircraft vehicles that could be applied in the aviation industry in the near future.

    He also led research teams in more than 50 projects at KACST, in addition to his contributions in various fields of science and technology recognized locally and internationally.

    Among its members, the International Academy of Astronautics includes the first Arab astronaut, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, and Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, president of KACST.
     

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