Saudi Arabia’s GAMI, SAMI to Manufacture ‘SkyGuard’ UAV

Skyguard UAV

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) signed a contract on Monday with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) to develop and manufacture the unmanned aerial vehicle, ‘SkyGuard’.

The two agencies announced they aim to establish a base for technological innovation, both regionally and internationally.

In line with the kingdom’s strategy to localize over 50% of expenditure on defense equipment and services by 2030, SAMI also signed an agreement with Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Centre (PSDSARC) to further develop “SkyGuard.”

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“The agreement is expected to add significant value by increasing military readiness, enhancing field responsiveness and technical support within the Kingdom’s defense ecosystem,” Governor of GAMI, Ahmad Al-Ohali said.

“Saudi Arabia is laying today the foundation of transformation in this promising sector for generations to come,” CEO of SAMI, Walid Abu khaled stated, describing the agreement as a step among many in the kingdom’s ambitious localisation journey.

Abu khaled added that the agreement aims to build a strong local defense ecosystem including native supply chains to meet Saudi’s need to be self-sufficient.

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