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Saudi Arabia Projects Potential As Defence Hub, Woos Global Bigwigs

 Saudi Arabia Projects Potential As Defence Hub, Woos Global Bigwigs
RIYADH: The first World Defense Show on the outskirts of Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh that kicked off on Monday made an impressive start, attracting not only defence majors from across the globe but also generating interest amongst defence manufacturers for a possible arrangement to undertake joint ventures or localisation of defence equipment in the Kingdom. Founded by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), the World Defense Show has turned out to be an integrated and future-focused defence event that showcased the latest technological developments from around the globe and demonstrated defence interoperability across all domains. The centrepiece of the custom-built event venue is the 2.7-km-long and 45-metre-wide aircraft runway with a dedicated control tower and an interactive command and control centre showcasing the event theme of interoperability....Read More

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.


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