Professionals receive special surveillance training

Updated 19 March 2016
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Professionals receive special surveillance training

RIYADH: Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Research Institute (PSATRI) at King Saud University (KSU) recently conducted a specialized intelligence training program used in both military and civilian systems for surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic defense.
Commenting on the program, Sami Alhumaidi, managing director of PSATRI, said that the training program was carefully designed to serve Saudi professionals in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as one of the highly advanced defense courses.
He added that PSATRI is keen to offer its expertise to defense sector professionals for the complete safety and security of the Kingdom.
He said that for the training, PSATRI selected highly qualified scholars of advanced defense courses in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from around the world.
Alhumaidi stressed that these advanced defense courses could be used in both military and civilian systems related to surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic defense.
He noted that due to their importance and role in the protection of the Kingdom’s land and air borders, PSATRI focuses its research and training programs on these areas in order to contribute to the development of capabilities and skills of professionals on these systems.
He underlined the fact that PSATRI was making all possible efforts to develop national talent, which has become an acute necessity for the country.
He thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for supporting research and development programs in this strategic and important field of national security.
He also expressed gratitude for the direct supervision of the leadership of both KSU management and the Ministry of Defense, represented by the Royal Saudi Air Force, which oversee PSATRI activities which has a great impact on achieving success.
Such specialized training and R&D programs in the strategic sector, to support defense sector professionals by such centers of excellence in the country, assumes greater significance in the wake of ongoing conflicts in the region and for full preparedness in terms of the safety and security of the Kingdom and the people.


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.