Prince Khaled Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz became Saudi Arabia’s new minister of defense as part of a cabinet reshuffle decreed by Saudi King Salman on September 27, 2022.
Prince Khaled succeeded his brother, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, who was appointed prime minister. Prince Khaled is also the vice chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
As the new Defense Minister, Prince Khaled is expected to have authority over everything related to the Kingdom’s defense policy, particularly in strategic planning, military industries, and the conclusion of arms deals, according to our sources.
Our 777-word (3 pages) profile of Prince Khaled gives an overview of his current role at the Saudi Ministry of Defense (MoD) and new responsibilities, and highlights as well his qualifications and previous positions.
The report is structured as follows:
-Prince Khaled at the Saudi Ministry of Defense (MoD): Role and Standing; Future Projects; Views on Foreign Defense Companies
-Qualifications and Experiences: Record in Aviation; Non-military Career; Medals and Awards