WDS 2022: GAMI signs agreement for localisation of THAAD

WDS 2022: GAMI signs agreement for localisation of THAAD

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin at the 2022 World Defense Show (WDS) held from 6–9 March in Riyadh for the localisation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system.

The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test US Army

Under the agreement, announced on 7 March, two transfer projects will be undertaken in the Kingdom: the first for the domestic production of missile interceptor launchers, and the second for the manufacture of missile interceptor canisters by the country’s industry.

Gasem Al-Maimani, GAMI Deputy Governor, Military Industry said that “these two localisation projects are in further service of this promising sector’s national priorities. Along this localisation journey, and with the robust relations with our international defence partners, air domain defence readiness is expected to be greatly enhanced.”

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