Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center is pleased to issue the annual report for the financial year (1440 - 1441 AH) /2019 which contains the works and achievements made within the year.
Prince Sultan Studies and Research Center was established as a part of the structure of national defense system in order to enhance military national industries, achieve the Kingdom’s vision for Saudizing over (50%) of the military disbursement, and enhance the national sovereignty over defense systems.
The Honorable Cabinet passed Resolution 339 dated 16/8/1437 AH and approving the organization of Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center as independent governmental institution for the purpose of "enhancing and supporting the Kingdom’s defense and security orientations through conducting and developing qualitative and technical researches related to defensive, security, and strategic fields."
This Report deals with certain elements which generally constitute the activities practiced by the Center. There are applied research and technical development projects which were implemented by the Center within the last two years. The Report also mentions the developments of such projects within 2019.
The Report also refers to the scientific research and test labs in the Center through which the researches relating to the technical development are conducted. It also states the field participations of the Center and its strategic partnerships as well as future challenges and orientations.
Research and development are an important factor of the defense industry and represent the link between the operational requirements and development of technical solutions for the conventional and modern threats. The perspectives of Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center are based on supporting the human capital that is qualified to conduct research and development in accurate specialized fields. Labs are a major part of the research infrastructure. Thus, the Center aims to attract, support, and develop national specialized expertise as a main part of the research and development system in all projects and programs of the Center.
The national sovereignty over the defense systems is a strategic goal associated with the ability to build national capabilities and efficiencies that can utilize, localize, and develop modern technologies.
Accordingly, it became necessary to focus on building and employing national human capabilities in the development of strategic defensive systems in order to achieve two goals: the first is to develop defensive capabilities through the utilization of the research and development infrastructure and production lines and the second is to achieve full national sovereignty over such developed systems. In my name and on behalf of the Center’s personnel, I thank and appreciate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques/King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saoud – May Allah Protect Him – and His Royal Highness/ Crown Prince, Deputy of the Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center – May Allah Protect Him – for the constant support to build a development and innovation system for defensive products using Saudi expertise in order to achieve the national sovereignty and enable an advanced researching and defensive system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Allah is the Grantor of Success.
Dr. Sami Bin Muhammad Al Humaidy,
Designated General Manager