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    RIYADH – Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, attended the graduation ceremony of the 93rd batch of the students of King Faisal Air Academy here on Wednesday.

    In a speech on the occasion, Commander of the Academy Maj. Gen. Khaled Al-La’boun said that in line with the directives of the Crown Prince several military industries have been established.

    He said the 93rd batch of graduates includes a number of students, who were sent to study aviation and related sciences to the US and several European countries on the Defense Ministry’s Scholarship Program.

    The Crown Prince handed over prizes to outstanding students and certificates to the graduates from Gulf countries.

    He watched a military parade and an air show by Saudi Falcon planes.

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    There are different levels of ToT.. low, medium and high.. low level is found in small arms.. with it you can make your own guns, machine guns, grenade launchers, some combat vehicles..some artillery pieces...etc.. Medium ToT means that you can get medium sensitive tech and make some important spare parts and other important components of a system by yourself.. but when it comes to highly sensitive ToT.. the localisation is quite limited..and you should consider yourself very lucky if you get some..
    So, as the example of the S-400 goes.. I think all these levels are included in the deal ..less the most sensitise ones.. but KSA is negotiating for that as well, mostly the missile tech and electronic parts of the system that will allow integration in the C4I or the new C5I..in general it was stated officially that KSA want to insure the continuity and durability of the system.. meaning, spare parts, missiles and some electronic components like the cipher to be made home.. All inline with the important point about ToT.. that is the more you are advanced in a particular scientific field..the more chances you have to get sensitive Tech in that field to be transferred to you.. because you are not too far away from it in your R&D..
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...d-stalemated-war-in-yemen/article22864033.ece

    Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defence officials early on Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defence Ministry during the stalemated war in Yemen.

    Saudi Arabia made the announcement in a flurry of royal decrees carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. As with many announcements in the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom, it was short on details.

    King Salman “approved the document on developing the Ministry of Defence, including the vision and strategy of the Ministry’s developing programme, the operational pattern targeting its development, the organisational structure, governance and human resources requirements,” one statement said.

    Chief among the changes was of military chief of staff Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan. Another announcement said the General would become a consultant to the royal court.

    Gen. Al-Bunyan was replaced by Gen. Fayyadh bin Hamid al-Rwaili, who once had been the commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force, among the nation’s premier military forces.


    The decisions come as the Saudi-led coalition, chiefly backed by the United Arab Emirates, remains mired in a stalemate in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country. Over 10,000 people have been killed in the war in which Saudi-led forces back Yemen’s internationally recognised government against Shia rebels and their allies who are holding the country’s capital.

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne after his father King Salman, is the Saudi Defence Minister and architect of the Yemen war. While the Crown Prince has burnished his reputation abroad with promises of business-friendly reforms and other pledges, his role in Yemen haunts that carefully considered public personae.

    But the overhaul in the Saudi defence forces shouldn’t be seen only as a reaction to the Yemen war, said Becca Wasser, a Washington-based RAND Corp. analyst specialising in Gulf security who has travelled to Saudi Arabia in the past.

    “Yemen is providing is providing a forcing function to push these reforms forward but it’s not the driver,” Ms. Wasser told The Associated Press.

    In general, Ms. Wasser said such an overhaul would include improving training and recruitment of troops, allocating better resources and changing a military’s leadership to one willing to hear new ideas and make changes.

    Also noticeable was an effort to include a “careful balancing” of appointments of others in the Al Saud royal family, said Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a research fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University

    “It seems the Saudi shakeup is more about moving forward with Mohammed bin Salman’s attempt to put in place a new generation of leadership in tune with his vision to transform the structure of Saudi decision making,” Mr. Ulrichsen told the AP.

    Also appointed was Prince Turki bin Talal Al Saud as Deputy Governor of the Asir region. The Prince’s brother is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who recently was detained for months at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh as part of what the government described as an anti-corruption campaign.

    As with the anti-corruption purge, Ms. Wasser said the military overhaul also fit into the consolidation of power by Crown Prince Mohammed.

    “Reform is a tricky thing to do. To create change in a larger bureaucratic structure like a military is not difficult. To create change in Saudi Arabia ... is incredibly not difficult,” she said. “It is not going to be easy and change is not going to happen tomorrow. This is much more of a long-term endeavour.”
     
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    The Saudi Armed forces 2018

     
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    the following video of a Saudi SF training that I posted, was deamed haram and deleted
     
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    http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/...events-that-shaped-the-future-of-Saudi-Arabia

    SAUDI ARABIA passed several milestones and witnessed many major developments since its unification by King Abdul Aziz in 1932.

    The first of the 10 key events that shaped the future of the Kingdom was the discovery of oil in 1938 in a well in Dammam, which King Abdul Aziz later renamed the "Welfare Well".

    Since its founding, Saudi Arabia has been reeling from a severe scarcity of resources. A desert country as vast as a continent, the Kingdom was without water, agriculture or basic infrastructure. There was no education for its people and poverty prevailed everywhere.

    King Abdul Aziz decided to look for oil in his land after he saw how the discovery of oil changed the faces of three neighboring countries — Iraq, Kuwait and Iran.

    He approached the British government for a loan of 500,000 sterling pounds to invest in oil exploration after an American geologist had talked about the possible presence of oil in commercial quantities in the Kingdom but Britain turned down the request.

    King Abdul Aziz then turned to the United States for assistance. This led to the signing of an agreement in 1933, giving an American firm the concession for oil exploration in the Kingdom.

    The company continued digging for years but to no avail. In the summer of 1936, it started digging well No.7 and faced so many difficulties. The American company recalled its engineers to San Francisco to meet with its board of directors to discuss a pullout from Saudi Arabia due to the high costs and disappointing results of drilling in the desert country.

    Then the surprise sprung: Saudi Arabia strikes oil. On March 3, 1938, when the company's directors were about to announce the withdrawal, an urgent cable arrived in the boardroom. Oil was found in well No. 7. The initial production was estimated to be about 1,600 barrels per day, which soon went up to 4,000 barrels per day.

    Well No. 7 not only changed the history of the Kingdom but the entire region as well.

    The second of these events was the meeting between King Abdul Aziz and US President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. With his political foresight, the King was certain that America was the upcoming superpower of the world. He knew this even before America had announced itself as a nuclear power.

    The brief meeting between the two leaders aboard the American warship USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake near Cairo on Feb. 20, 1945, was the starting of point of one of the most important and long-lasting partnerships between two countries in modern times.

    The third event was the increase of the Kingdom's share in the Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) to 25 percent in 1973. Oil prices increased from $3 a barrel before 1973 to $35 in 1981, bringing about a dramatic change in the lives of the Saudi people.

    The fourth event that reshaped the nation was the malicious attack against the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Nov. 20, 1979, by Juhayman Al-Otaybi and his deviant group of followers. In the aftermath of this outrageous aggression against the sanctity of the House of God, religious extremists in the country lost no time to hijack the tolerant religion of Islam to serve their purposes.

    The fifth event was in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. The Kingdom, which had spent more than $200 billion on the war efforts to liberate Kuwait, slipped into a long economic recession, which continued until the year 2,000.

    The sixth event was when 15 young Saudi men became part of the Al-Qaeda-orchestrated attack against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The Muslim Brotherhood and a number of foreign countries tried to use the opportunity to wreck the strong Saudi-US ties. They even egged on Washington to attack the Kingdom but the plot failed miserably.

    However, the Saudi-US relations entered a dangerous phase during the Obama administration but were salvaged by the prudent engagement of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman with the Trump administration.

    The seventh event was when the Kingdom decided to take on the Al-Qaeda head on. Between 2003 and 2005, hundreds of military men, citizens and expatriates lost their lives in explosions and terrorist acts that ensued.

    The eighth major milestone in modern Saudi history was on March 15, 2011, when Al-Jazeera Shield Forces entered Bahrain to foil an Iranian attempt to occupy the Gulf kingdom. Had it not been for the quick interventional by Saudi Arabia, Iran would have succeeded in its nefarious goal of expanding its influence across the region.

    The ninth event is the Yemen war. Saudi Arabia decided to militarily support the legitimate government of President Abdrabb Mansour Hadi in Yemen following the coup d’état by the Houthi militias, who occupied Sanaa. The Kingdom and its allies succeeded in freeing about 80 percent of the Yemeni territory from the Houthi control, protected international maritime routes and purged the Red Sea of the Iranian naval buildup.

    The 10th major event that changed the face of the Kingdom was the launch of Saudi Vision 2030 by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense. This vision has four axils, the first of which is restoration of the tolerant Islam that existed in Saudi Arabia before 1979. The second axil is to bring viability to the Kingdom's economy. The third is purely political, which aims to re-establish the Kingdom's regional and international stature. The fourth and final axil of the vision is to empower the Saudi military to protect the country's land, air and maritime borders. The vision is to meet a major portion of the defense needs including weapons by local manufacturing within the country.
     
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    Karayel-SU armed UAV is announced to be exported out for the first time without the customer name.

    Could it be Saudi Arabia?
     
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