Saudi Arabia will create its own military industry

The Saudi authorities have announced the creation of their own National Academy of Military Industry, which will train students in many scientific disciplines in technical specialties.

The goal is the construction of its own independent military-industrial complex, autonomous from foreign supplies. This is reported by the business resource Trade Arabia (Bahrain), specializing in economic the news Middle East.

Announcing the founding of the new institute at a ceremony on May 22, the Kingdom's General Directorate of Military Industries (GAMI) said that the institution would greatly contribute to the achievement of import substitution goals, as well as help improve the skills of human resources.

The founding ceremony, held at the academy's headquarters in Riyadh, was attended by over 35 local and international companies and related institutions.

GAMI Lead Engineer Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Ohali said that the creation of an independent and specialized academy in the defense sector is a continuation of the strategy approved by the Cabinet in April last year.

This academy will be the greatest support for the sector, which in turn relies on its own national human resources, not forgetting that localization of technologies associated with the localization of production

- said the Arab researcher.

GAMI said it is committed to supporting its own national staff, especially now "when Saudi Arabia's military industry sector has experienced a qualitative leap over the past five years."

It is worth noting that earlier the media in many countries of the world criticized Saudi dependence on foreign, mainly American weapons. It was pointed out that other US allies in Asia - Turkey, South Korea and Japan - have long been trying to reduce this dependence to a minimum. And only Saudi Arabia began to do something only in the last decade.

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) CEO Abu Khalid also said that the new military industry academy will be a strategic tool to secure supplies for the army and contribute to the country's human capital.

It is also reported that the National Academy of Military Industry currently covers an area of ​​65 square meters and accommodates about 000 students.
  • Photos used: Saudi Arabian Armed Forces
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  1. ksa Offline ksa
    ksa 23 May 2022 19: 58
    Not so necessary. Learn from Indians.
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 23 May 2022 20: 45
    The Academy is an educational institution.
    It is not clear from the publication whether they will create military-industrial complex enterprises, and if so, to what extent.
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 23 May 2022 20: 49
    Well, they will rivet something according to American licenses. Although this is a step forward
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 23 May 2022 20: 53
      And if without licenses - according to the Chinese example?
  4. avasurtr Offline avasurtr
    avasurtr (Alex) 24 May 2022 00: 15
    Oh, I'm afraid with such visits, the sheikh may not live long, no matter how the Americans end up one way or another, because he is too independent.
    1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 24 May 2022 00: 21
      Well, even the gendarmes from America understand that the war against Saudi is a war against all of Islam. No one in their right mind would go for it. Tell - tell. Blow up a couple of oil platforms. But no one will interfere. For the Kaaba, dozens of lams of Muslims will go. Ameriga will drown in ghazawat.
  5. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 5 June 2022 04: 40
    The SA will definitely learn how to make weapons. Kalashnikov assault rifles and T-34 tanks. This will be a huge step forward for the entire military industry of the kingdom.