International Maritime Industries will be the largest, full service maritime facility in MENA. It will host:
- The largest combined drydock area in MENA.
- The largest ship lift in the world.
- The largest combined lift capability over a drydock globally of 2,150 tons.
- The region’s largest quayside of 9,000 meters.
- The region’s largest total combined land area of 11.4million sqm.
The Nearly 12 million square-meter facility divided into four major operating zones, including several dry docks and over 15 piers. Offering an unprecedented mix of products and services, planned to have an annual capacity to manufacture four offshore rigs, over 40 vessels including three Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), and service over 260 maritime products.
A meeting with the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries GAMI in Saudi Arabia
There are many developments in the Saudi military industry.The most important of which is the launch of supply chains for industries soon.
Also, the number of licensed companies reached 91 military manufacturing companies, from 7 companies two years ago..
- Military industries are one of the most important elements of Vision 2030 in Saudi Arabia
- Creating military entities to localize and develop technology for strategic and security reasons, and to be an important economic tributary to Saudi Arabia.
- A major factor for technology transfer and technology localization
- The Crown Prince set a vision for localizing 50% of the weapons
We have developed 3 pillars to implement the military industrial vision:
1- Department of Military Purchases
2- Localizing the military industries
3- Transfer and localization of technologies and research
- The first pillar is to improve the mechanism and management of military procurement to benefit from the localization of industries through these contracts - to increase transparency - to benefit from the unification of the power of laws in the security sectors
- The second important pillar, we have identified 11 defense and security systems to be localized in the next decade (10 years) according to the needs and depending on the Kingdom’s defense policies, and will ensure the transfer and development of technologies in the Kingdom.
- The third pillar there is no industry without research and development that keeps pace with this industry.
- The agency’s strategy has identified seven systems that need to be developed, branching out of which 21 technologies as research and development .
- Research and development will keep pace with the development of manufacturing and services transfer.
- We focused on building the Saudi human cadres in the military industry and creating distinctive jobs in the military industry.
- This will achieve strategic independence pillars in terms of equipment, defense, weapons and military readiness, and allow us to develop and transfer military industries and operate jointly between the parties.
- The requirement of the localization rate does not affect the industry, maintenance and sustainability in the Kingdom, but rather enhances the readiness in manufacturing and supply chains faster in the Kingdom in addition to maintenance and sustainability instead of importing from abroad.
- The Saudi military purchasing power, we take advantage of it to pressure companies to localize the military industries.
- The benefit was for foreign manufacturers, and now things must change, and the payment allowance will be partial payment and the rest is invested in the kingdom to settle the military industries.
- In the seventies, petrochemicals were non-existent in the kingdom, and now the kingdom is one of the best three or four countries in the world, producing, technologies and developing petrochemical industries until it has been competing with all countries in the world. And now our responsibility is to benefit from the expertise to build the military industry sector and to apply the experience in building a distinct military industries sector.
Saudi Arabia supported the Groom missile complex that includes tactical BM, cruise, air defense, coastal and ballistic defense, and a joint project for a space missile..
"Dnipro" air defense system
Under the name of "Dnipro", this new air defense system will be able to detect aircraft up to a range of 150 km.
This new surface-to-air missile will have the capacity to destroy aircraft but also all types of helicopters, drones and cruise missiles at medium and short distances.
The new air defense system DNIPRO has all-weather capability during day and night. The system provides a detection range of more than 150 km and coverage to an altitude up to 7,000m. It can destroy aerial targets from a distance of 15 m to 25 km. The system can be deployed and prepared for firing in less than four minutes.
The DNIPRO air defense missile system can simultaneously engage up to 6 air targets with 12 missiles.
* There is also a new air-to-surface missile, Bliskavka (“Lightning”)
it appears to have air intakes on both sides of the missile that suggest it is a ramjet-powered missile..
This allows speeds from Mach 3 to Mach 6..Ramjets are the latest in missile engine technology,.the missile can actually reach Mach 3.5..Lightning apparently flies low, like a cruise missile.
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with US firm Lockheed Martin to enhance the kingdom’s defence and manufacturing capabilities, the state-owned Saudi company said on Sunday.
SAMI, which is owned by the Saudi state’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), will own 51 percent of the venture.
“The new agreement will develop localized capabilities by transferring technology and knowledge, and by training a Saudi workforce in manufacturing products for, and providing services to, the Saudi armed forces,” the statement said.
Lockheed Martin in involved in a project to install a $15 billion missile defense system in Saudi Arabia, part of a $110 billion arms package the administration of former President Donald Trump said it negotiated with the kingdom in 2017.
A Thaad missile at the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (Sami)
MARSS company offers Saudi Arabia to protect the main facilities and infrastructure from threats from drones through its advanced systems, which are being updated and developed in order to be able to adapt to the climatic conditions in the Kingdom, especially so that it is able to withstand sandstorms.
The company eyeing joint ventures with Saudi Arabian Military Industries SAMI
The NiDAR system provides a C4I [command, control, communications, computers and intelligence] capability. One of the beauties there is that it is an agnostic, software-based platform, meaning the system can connect to any type of sensor or effector. The system set up and we are using it. It is in the kingdom and being tested with live targets. We cannot share test details ongoing in the kingdom, but MARSS follows standard factory acceptance tests and site acceptance testing procedures to ensure our systems operate as designed ..