Saudi Arabia wants to have its own developed military industry


The Saudi Arabian General Administration of War Industry has confirmed that the kingdom will increase its support for research over the next ten years to get Riyadh's own defense technology, Arab News writes. In addition, the country has set the task of creating its own developed defense industry.


Currently, the kingdom authorities spend 0,2 percent of the military budget on these needs, but in the coming years they will seek to significantly increase this figure. There is an understanding that any industrial sector can exist only if there are significant and sustainable research and technology programs that will stimulate educational initiatives and human capital in general.

It is assumed that by 2030 the share of local military industry in supplies for defense needs will increase from 5 to 50 percent. The first and most important advantage of such localization, as the publication notes, is the strengthening of Saudi Arabia's strategic independence, its national security, and combat readiness.

The economic and social effect will include the creation of a sector with a total value of over 30 billion Saudi reais (8 billion dollars) by 2030 and the contribution to the GDP of a “renewed country independent of oil export”. Today, Saudi Arabia has the third largest military budget in the world, after the United States and China, and is the largest importer. weapons.
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  1. Lexus 12 November 2019 15: 26 New
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    Saudi Arabia wants to have its own developed military industry

    The plans of those who have Saudi Arabia are not included.
    1. Golovan Jack 12 November 2019 15: 36 New
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      Quote: lexus
      Saudi Arabia wants to have its own developed military industry

      The plans of those who have Saudi Arabia are not included.

      The hidden meaning of your comment - you will not reveal? Because not hidden it definitely isn’t request
      1. Vladimir16 12 November 2019 15: 45 New
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        Hedgehog it is clear that the Saudis may want anything, but they exist within the framework established by the United States.
        What other hidden meaning are you looking for, Golovan Jack?
        Americans have Saudis. What do not you understand?

        What did the Saudis create?
        Oil? laughing
        They have nothing more. wink
        1. ltc35 12 November 2019 15: 55 New
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          And most importantly, there is no desire and ability to work with hands and head. Who will go to work for them in the defense industry? There will only be those who want to steer. There are a thousand princes, the rest live on rent. Is it necessary for the Bedouins to move their brains and hands?
          1. Thrall 12 November 2019 16: 03 New
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            Saudi Arabia's Military Industry (2018)
            1. Vladimir16 12 November 2019 16: 25 New
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              Looked at the link ...
              Not a single picture.
              Bullshit.
              I did not read. wassat


              Read ...
              It is planned, planned, etc. etc.
              To dream is not harmful.
            2. Private-K 12 November 2019 16: 40 New
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              The question is, WHO will work for the Saudi defense industry. The Saudis themselves can only manage and bookkeeping. And the engineering staff? And who will the workers be? Will they bring the Pakistanis? Or just the Vietnamese?
              1. Greg Miller 12 November 2019 19: 13 New
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                To have your own military-industrial complex, you need to have your own civilian industry, many times greater than the military-industrial complex, a trained personnel reserve, a full range of educational institutions ... and not just desire, money and 2-3 thousand crown princes ...
          2. nPuBaTuP 12 November 2019 16: 22 New
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            Who will go to work for them in the defense industry?

            Yes, the same kakly or other renegades from the former fraternal republics ....
          3. alexmach 12 November 2019 20: 55 New
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            Is it necessary for the Bedouins to move their brains and hands?

            In principle, they can easily hire gasturbaters. How productive it is for defense is another conversation.
        2. Golovan Jack 12 November 2019 16: 38 New
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          Quote: Vladimir16
          What other hidden meaning are you looking for, Golovan Jack?

          Are you Lehus? Or his guardian? Question to Lehus directly.

          Quote: Vladimir16
          No brainer that ...

          Ummm ... I don’t know what you understand with a hedgehog, but

          Quote: Vladimir16
          You look forGolovan Jack

          - this, my friend, is a wish. But not a question. Go through the forest, learn Russian, how to learn - go yes
        3. Demon_is_ada 12 November 2019 21: 37 New
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          Allah created the oil ... they only create the Saudis according to the long-proven well-known technology lol I suggest that they create for starters a royal deserted fleet, the basis of which will be a camel-carrier - a desert ship with a service team sitting on it in the form of a Saudi with a falcon, and beyond - two EI !!! (natural intelligence in the carrier and falcon). Mustache as a host lol Well, there is still a warrant for camellers, camelcors, camelmins ...
          Py ssy seem oil ends, and the discontent of neighbors has long been at the limit ...
        4. orionvitt 13 November 2019 21: 16 New
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          All this is of course interesting, but one question remains. Their hands have grown to create something?
    2. iConst 12 November 2019 15: 46 New
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      Quote: lexus
      The plans of those who have Saudi Arabia are not included.

      Comes in, doesn't come in, everything flows, everything changes. The Saudis have doubts that the United States will cover them for the foreseeable future. No wonder they are already feeling the soil from all sides.
      1. Amin_vivec 12 November 2019 16: 58 New
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        The third military budget in the world mainly goes to the USA as a rent for "ensuring security" and "not noticing" that the SA is an open tribal despotism in which human rights are respected only for a certain stratum of the population))) Did the Saudis decide to keep it for themselves?)) )) It is interesting to see))))))))))
    3. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 21: 06 New
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      Between you want and it makes a big difference.
  2. kjhg 12 November 2019 15: 43 New
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    I strongly doubt that the CA will succeed. The military industry has been created for decades. If they even had a more or less developed science and industry, then we could go along the path of copying. And so they will be able to establish a maximum screwdriver assembly of foreign military equipment from the kits. Hindus and those in no way can establish the normal production of tanks and aircraft from imported components. But what about the Arabs, who have never produced anything but oil and petroleum products?
    1. bouncyhunter 12 November 2019 15: 48 New
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      They want something. But let's not forget that as Uncle Sam says, the Saudis will dance. And for mattresses, such "independence" is hardly to their liking.
      1. kjhg 12 November 2019 15: 53 New
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        Quote: bouncyhunter
        as Uncle Sam says, so the Saudis will dance

        Americans will find many ways to prevent Saud from getting out of hand.
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        such "independence" is hardly to the mattresses.

        Who wants to lose such a fatty piece of oil? This is their cow and they have been milking it for many years.
    2. voyaka uh 12 November 2019 16: 40 New
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      You can hire foreigners. But there’s a problem that suits them
      only from Muslim countries. And with Turkey they are on knives.
      And the Arabs are pretty white racists. It hurts them.
      Pakistanis are black for them. Indonesians too ...
      They can dial from Kazakhstan ... recourse
      1. Amateur 12 November 2019 16: 49 New
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        They can dial from Kazakhstan.

        It’s funny. "Kazakh scientist". Even cooler than the English Scientist
        1. Arbagast 12 November 2019 20: 04 New
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          Quote: Amateur
          It’s funny. "Kazakh scientist". Even cooler than the English Scientist
          "The Great White Sahib repeat?! "Yes, we are cool .. bully
      2. igor67 12 November 2019 19: 35 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        You can hire foreigners. But there’s a problem that suits them
        only from Muslim countries. And with Turkey they are on knives.
        And the Arabs are pretty white racists. It hurts them.
        Pakistanis are black for them. Indonesians too ...
        They can dial from Kazakhstan ... recourse

        Well, in the Emirates, a lot of specialists from Ukraine and Russia work on aircraft maintenance, I have many friends who work there
        1. Mikhail3 13 November 2019 10: 38 New
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          To create a military-industrial complex, you do not need a servant. We need teams that are managed by those who are able to manage such teams. That is, foreigners, Gentiles, will have to be put not even on a par, but much higher than local ones. I do not believe that this is possible in principle.
      3. Arbagast 12 November 2019 20: 01 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        They can dial from Kazakhstan ...
        Syriosis belay Kazakhs can ride for the "white" laughing ?!
      4. Simargl 12 November 2019 22: 20 New
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        Voooot !!! Army knives, shovels, helmets - they can do everything ...
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      6. abc_alex 13 November 2019 10: 00 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        You can hire foreigners. But there’s a problem that suits them
        only from Muslim countries.

        Well, let's say they went across Central Asia, drove to Pakistan and found 100-200 techies to build their own tank. They rested about 5 years and gave out drawings. So, what is next? Where is the production of armored steel? Where is the electronics manufacturing? Where is the engine, where is the transmission and suspension? Even if we follow the path of the USSR and the USA, that is, to build autonomous production complexes “all in one”, then all the same, such a complex “at the entrance” needs to be fed a lot of high-tech “raw materials” from steel sheets to microcircuits. This is where to get it? Buy everything? Then buy a finished tank will be cheaper and easier. Many times cheaper and easier.
        Even to make shells and cartridges on their own, it is not enough to create a cartridge factory. We need chemistry of explosives, which implies the chemistry of simple substances and compounds.

        The military-industrial complex is much more serious than a couple of assembly plants with a hundred immigrants.
    3. Private-K 12 November 2019 16: 42 New
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      Most likely, oil was also “produced” long before the appearance of the Arabs. hi
      1. kjhg 12 November 2019 17: 13 New
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        It's hard to argue with that. hi
  3. Thrifty 12 November 2019 15: 48 New
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    The same Yankees will do many things so that the Saudis continue to buy their military equipment, and not build their own. For the outflow of money for the US military-industrial complex may play a non-negative role, when many countries want to replace expensive weapons of US production with cheaper ones of their own production.
  4. Vaddik 12 November 2019 15: 57 New
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    But what's the point, if you still do not know how to fight.
  5. Altai72 12 November 2019 16: 08 New
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    [/ quote] Today, Saudi Arabia has the third largest military budget in the world, after the United States and China, and is the largest importer of weapons [quote]

    With such expenses, the army should have entered the top 10 at a minimum. The beggar is Pakistan in 17th place, and the Saudis in 25th.
  6. Igorpl 12 November 2019 16: 15 New
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    Eat then eat, but who will give him.
    1. Lopatov 12 November 2019 16: 21 New
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      Turkey is actively working in this direction. Despite the pressure and failure.
      Apparently, the SA also began to realize the vital necessity of their own defense industry.
      1. Igorpl 12 November 2019 16: 26 New
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        Turks should not be compared with the Saudis.
  7. knn54 12 November 2019 16: 50 New
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    And why not. There is a "true friend" of Morocco. Egypt can also join. At least the Yankees and the French will take part, at a minimum, in the construction of factories.
    Market Middle East, Africa.
    Yes, and the example of Turkey is inspiring
    1. Nycomed 12 November 2019 17: 08 New
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      Easily, plenty of money, experts will be invited. This is not Laos and Bolivia ...
  8. bars1 12 November 2019 17: 16 New
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    By 2030 from 5% to 50% ... In my opinion, the Saudis are too optimistic.
    1. Andrey83 12 November 2019 20: 56 New
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      By reducing imports
  9. Fedorov 12 November 2019 17: 31 New
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    I have been to this finished country a couple of times, the locals are stupidly not working. Hindus, Filipinos, etc. wagon and trolley. Who will they create something with? Unless to buy while there is oil. And if it runs out, then again on camels.
  10. Kostadinov 12 November 2019 18: 02 New
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    If you want a developed military industry, you need to have an independent economy and science.
    This means we must go to rapprochement with Iran and Pakistan and the US conflict / sanctions.
  11. Eroma 12 November 2019 19: 32 New
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    VPK what will life be without oil? recourse Export is unlikely, local production for the sake of cost reduction probably, but here is the quality, the big question! lol
  12. Lord of the Sith 13 November 2019 03: 25 New
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    Saudi Arabia wants to have its own developed military industry


    Have)))
    How ambiguous))

    At the moment, the American military-industrial complex has Saudis))
    Without the Yankees, they dare not fart))
  13. Julius Caesar 14 November 2019 00: 17 New
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    It was necessary to start simultaneously with Iran ...