SAMI, Mohammed bin Salman’s defence branch
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.
Defence the next target in Saudi power shakeup
Launched the same time as the oil price war, the recent raid against a number of Saudi princes and security chiefs marks the starting point of a larger shakeup of the defence sector that is about to unfold. [...]
Pentagon pushes for AEC to become Riyadh's cyber champion
Advanced Electronics Co (AEC), now under the control of the partly state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), is carving a place for itself as a cyber supplier to the armed forces. [...]