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Saudi Arabia Decides to Localize Drone Production

Saudi Arabia Decides to Localize Drone Production 2 May, 2020

Saudi Arabia has reached an agreement with Intra Defence Technologies to domesticate drone production. Within this framework, approximately 50 drones will be developed in Saudi Arabia in the next five years. A total of USD 200 million is planned to be invested in the process, which will begin with the production of six platforms in 2021. Intra President Salman bin Nasser Al-Shathri said 60 per cent of the project’s operations will be handled by Saudi enterprises, and 60 per cent of its output will be destined for export, according to local media.

The drones, which will be produced, were first exhibited at the Dubai Airshow in 2019. Intra Defence Technologies' Asef Drone can be equipped with Roketsan's MAM-L and MAM-C ammunition.  The company also advertises the Karayel tactical UAV, developed by Turkey's Vestel Defence.

Saudi Arabia Decides to Localize Drone Production

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