Saudi Arabia’s GAMI to establish ‘National Academy of Military Industries’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) is planning to establish the National Academy of Military Industries in order to train, rehabilitate and enable national personnel to work in the military and defense industries sector.

GAMI said that this will contribute in a big way to help achieve Saudization targets and also help boost the skills of the kingdom’s human resources.

During the event, GAMI also unveiled plans to set up a new board of directors for the academy under the chairmanship of Engineer Walid Abu Khalid and hand over the establishment license to him. “The board will comprise representatives from the public and private sectors who will be supported by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and industrial companies,” as per the statement.

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Eng. Walid Abu Khalid

“The National Academy of Military Industries is considered a strategic tool to ensure the success of the supply chain project in the military industries sector through developing and refining the knowledge and capabilities of the human element in the specialized technological, engineering, and scientific fields and specializations concerned with the military, defense and security industries.”

GAMI Governor Eng. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Ohali pointed out that the establishment of an independent and specialized academy in the military and defense sector is an extension of the military industries sector strategy that was endorsed by the cabinet in April last year.

“This academy will be the biggest supporter for the strategy of the sector that counts on the national human resources, pointing out that the localization of technologies is connected with the localization of the capabilities of the national human resources,” Eng. Al Ohali noted.

GAMI further added that “it was committed to supporting the national human personnel, especially when the military industries sector in Saudi Arabia has witnessed qualitative leaps over the past five years.”

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