60% of military spare parts manufactured by Saudis
Saudi nationals have been able to manufacture about 60 percent of the spare parts and tools used in the military sector, National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah said recently.
“The local production resulted in saving billions of riyals for the Kingdom that could be spent on importing military spare parts and tools,” he said.
Prince Miteb was speaking during his visit to the week-long Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification (AFED), which started here last Sunday.
“This is good news for Saudi Arabia. It means the Kingdom is making further progress in developing its downstream industries,” said an exhibition visitor.
The exhibition, which is being held for the first time in the Kingdom, is under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
Prince Miteb said the exhibition showed the vision of King Salman regarding the direction where Saudi Arabia is headed for in the military sector.
“This would reduce the cost of the Kingdom’s imports of military equipment from other countries,” he said.
“This is an encouraging development and makes us proud of the sons of the Kingdom who made it possible.”
Prince Miteb thanked the Saudi Armed Forces for their contributions in making the leadership’s military vision come true.