Beijing pursues ambitious drone projects and more in Riyadh
Chinese and Saudi Arabian cooperation used to be a secretive affair but their joint efforts to develop drones together are fast gearing up to an industrial scale. [...]
Saudi Arabia Military Industries, a cornerstone in Saudi Arabia’s revenue diversification strategy, has become the focus of considerable attention. Established by the country’s ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SAMI’s role is to work directly with foreign defence companies that want to do business with the kingdom. That is quite a task and one that is proving hard for SAMI to accomplish. Intelligence Online has the inside track on ongoing negotiations, the key players and channels involved with this new Saudi Arabian focal point.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently upped the political presence at the General Authority of Military Industries (GAMI) and he is now looking for skilled business negotiators to steer the new procurement apparatus. [...]