Saudi deal signed to locally manufacture new armored military vehicles

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Updated 02 July 2020

Saudi deal signed to locally manufacture new armored military vehicles

  • The deal was signed at the General Authority for Military Industries’ (GAMI) headquarters in Riyadh

RIYADH: An agreement to locally manufacture armored military vehicles has been signed between the Saudi General Directorate of Border Guard and the Military Industries Corporation (MIC).

The deal was signed at the General Authority for Military Industries’ (GAMI) headquarters in Riyadh in the presence of GAMI Gov. Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali, the head of MIC, Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Mady, and the director general of the Border Guards, Lt. Gen. Awad bin Eid Al-Balawi.

Al-Ohali said local manufacturing of the new vehicles, known as Dahna, was part of GAMI’s strategy to achieve national priorities, develop legislation on the establishment of military manufacturing contracts, and support and empower local manufacturers.

Al-Mady expressed his pride at MIC’s capabilities and the national cadres which were qualified according to the latest international manufacturing technologies.

“The Dahna vehicle has undergone all the standard motor tests according to international classifications. It is a multi-tasking, four-wheel-drive vehicle compatible with all conditions and specifications of military use,” Al-Mady said.

Al-Balawi said: “This project will play a major role in the development of the matrix of armored vehicles for the border guards. It will provide training for operators, technicians, and trainers in line with the requirements of the next phase in accordance with the highest standards.

“Those standards aim at raising the efficiency and qualification of border guards to perform their tasks efficiently in effective partnership with national institutions,” he added.


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.