In April 2022, the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Boeing signed a preliminary agreement to promote defense manufacturing in Saudi Arabia.
Since then, they have been in ongoing discussions regarding different projects aimed at transferring and localizing defense technologies.
SAMI CEO Walid Abukhaled met on 31/5/2023 with the Vice President and General Manager of International Government and Defence for Boeing Torbjorn Sjogren at SAMI’s headquarters in Riyadh.
Tactical Report has prepared a report (340 words) to highlight this matter, including:
- The meeting’s outcome regarding SAMI and Boeing’s cooperation in co-producing a drone
- Boeing’s efforts to expand its defense relations with Saudi companies on other systems
The report also highlights Boeing navigating the differences between Riyadh and Washington.