Raytheon Saudi Arabia enters strategic partnership with GAMI

Raytheon Saudi Arabia and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) have entered a series of strategic initiatives to strengthening Saudi Arabia’s defence industrial ecosystem.

Photo Caption: Mohammad AlAthel, Deputy Governor for Localisation at GAMI and Ahmad Al Salamah, managing director of Raytheon Saudi Arabia

The initiatives include exploring the manufacturing and testing of a number of key components within the Kingdom’s Patriot air defence system - including the production of the Patriot missile launcher with Arabian International Company (AIC) for Steel, the manufacturing of the GEM-T missile canister with Zahid Industries, and the final assembly, integration, and testing of the Patriot GEM-T effector with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI).

Raytheon Saudi Arabia will also work together with SAMI to train and deploy Saudi talent who will provide continuous air defence operations in the Kingdom, including maintenance and repair of critical Patriot air defence system components.

“This strategic partnership underscores our commitment to the Kingdom's defence industry, creating significant value and self-reliance to foster growth within the region,” said Ahmad Al Salamah, managing director of Raytheon Saudi Arabia. “These initiatives will provide the tools, training and resources needed to contribute to the Kingdom’s self-sufficiency and further bolster RTX’s global supply chain.”