Saudi Arabia Strengthens Naval Power with New Center of Excellence

Apr 02, 2024

Defense Arabia:

In a move that significantly bolsters Saudi Arabia’s naval capabilities, SAMI Navantia Naval Industries, under the patronage of Vice Admiral Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, has unveiled the Naval Systems Integration and Development Center of Excellence (NSID).

This state-of-the-art center marks a major step forward for SAMI Navantia in achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. The NSID is dedicated to enhancing the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ operational efficiency by providing cutting-edge technologies, advanced methodologies, and high-performance software for naval systems integration and development.

SAMI Navantia, with the support of SAMI, has equipped the NSID with advanced computer systems and software to ensure it effectively fulfills its mission. Additionally, the company has implemented clear procedures and policies, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to delivering superior products that solidify their position as a leader in the naval systems industry.

The NSID focuses on integrating and developing advanced naval systems. This includes fostering expertise in key areas like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and unmanned vehicle integration, ultimately empowering the Royal Saudi Naval Forces with greater autonomy and qualitative capabilities.

Looking ahead, SAMI seeks to forge a robust partnership with the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, acting as their dedicated technology partner. This collaboration extends beyond equipment – SAMI is committed to training and developing a skilled national workforce to work alongside the naval forces. This initiative aligns perfectly with Saudi Vision 2030’s goals of strengthening the domestic naval defense sector.


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