GAMI’s Governor Hails Saudi Leadership for Approving Defense Strategy

The Governor of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), H.E. Ahmad Al-Ohali, expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, for the Council’s approval of the Kingdom’s much anticipated defense Sector strategy.

Al-Ohali stated that this approval affirms the leadership’s continuous empowerment of the defense Sector to achieve its vision, thereby enhancing the Kingdom’s strategic autonomy in defense, developing indigenous manufacturing capabilities, and improving localization in this flourishing Sector. This strategy also amplifies the Sector’s economic contribution through Transfer of Technology, supporting local investors, and job creation for the future leaders of tomorrow.

Established in accordance with the resolution of the Saudi Council of Ministers in August 2017, the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) is the regulator, enabler and licensor of the Kingdom’s defense industry.

GAMI is entrusted to build a sustainable domestic defense sector that delivers significant social and economic benefits, while reinforcing the Kingdom’s autonomy, military readiness and national security.

GAMI aims is to localize 50% of Saudi Arabia’s military expenditure over the next decade in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To achieve that, GAMI has identified three strategic focus pillars: industry regulation, acquisition and technology.

GAMI sits at the core of the Kingdom’s defense ecosystem, promoting transparency, leveraging synergies and driving intra-governmental collaboration to realize military industrialization.

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