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Saudi Arabia hosts the first global defense exhibition

By : Marwa Mahmoud

The Saudi General Authority for Military Industries announced today the establishment of the Integrated Global Defense Exhibition for the first time in the KSA, starting in 2022. The exhibition aims to review defense systems by air, land, sea, satellites and information security.

  Under the umbrella of the global defense exhibition, it will include the largest defense actors, especially with the global military spending reaching $ 1.9 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.6% compared to the figures for the previous year, to discuss the challenges facing decision makers in this field.

The topic of the discussion will focus on finding solutions for the possibilities of operational compatibility in air, land, maritime, security and satellite defense systems. The importance of the exhibition comes as it includes for the first time all five defense fields under one roof on the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 The exhibition is at the forefront in the global defense show, as it will also include the latest technological innovations that will be displayed directly and virtual over the Internet.

It provides an important opportunity for defense actors to meet together in the presence of the Kingdom’s most prominent leaders.

It is scheduled that Saudi Arabia will host this exhibition, especially as it is the third largest country in the world in terms of defense spending and the largest arms importer in the world.

The exhibition will be held in light of the ambitious goals of the Kingdom to settle 50% of the total government military spending by 2030.

The responsibility for achieving these goals lies with the General Authority for Military Industries, as it is responsible for regulating, enabling and licensing military industries in the Kingdom and founder of World Defense Exhibition.

It will include live and virtual presentations via the Internet about the possibilities that integration operations can provide across all five areas of defense, namely: air, land, sea, satellites and information security.

The exhibition will also contain an area of ​​about 80,000 square meters dedicated to display facilities and virtual technology to display each defense field on an unprecedented scale.

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