About Us

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The Center aims to enhance and support the defense and security orientations of the Kingdom; it conducts and develops qualitative and technical research related to the defense, security, and strategic fields according to the plans and strategies developed by the general authority for military industries.

  1. Performing applied research and development to develop the know-how and provide solutions.
  2. Conduct studies and consultations in the specialized scientific fields.
  3. Participate in enhancing and developing the military and security industry in the Kingdom.
  4. Conduct scientific and applied research related to the defense and security industries in service of the Kingdoms interest and protection.
  5. Track developments and innovations in the field of defense and security industries and study their impact.
  6. Expanding the capacity of industrial and manufacturing sectors to develop innovation in defense-related technologies, products,and solutions.
  7. Building knowledge base and expertise in areas of strategic importance related to military and security operations.
  8. Establishing advanced facilities and capabilities to perform defense evaluations and validation activities.
  9. Participate in the supervision of technology transfer and localization programs related to equipment and military procurements.
  10. Collaborate with local and international universities and research centers to execute joint activities and exchange expertise.
  11. Develop and conduct specialized training and qualification programs.


Our Vision &


The Center should be a national leading hub for strategic researches and technical innovations of defensive products and services, which support the strategic goals and policies of the Kingdom, and participate in achieving the national sovereignty over the defense systems and equipment.


The Center conducts qualitative researches and innovates and develops technologies and systems related to defense and security fields through:

  • Building an advanced research and technical development infrastructure;
  • Building and developing qualified human resources;
  • Conducting studies, providing reliable services to the Center’s clients, and establishing strategic relations with them;
  • Innovating and developing technologies and systems to support the development of defense industry in the Kingdom;
  • Contributing to creating a national stimulating environment for exchanging knowledge and experiences with relevant bodies; and
  • Forming ties and research cooperation with pioneering world entities.
Dr. Sami bin Mohammed Al-Hamidi
Designated Acting Director General

Message from
the Acting Director General

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

of Trustees

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Bin Turki Al-Sudairy

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Bin Turki Al-Sudairy

Deputy Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation
Council Member

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3075 Anas Ibn Malik Road – Al Yasmeen District, Riyadh 8261-13322,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966114638080
Fax: +966114638090


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