Saudi Arabia’s all-encompassing Vision 2030 calls for the kingdom to diversify its economy away from oil and to source as much as 50% of defense procurement from local manufacturers by the end of the next decade.  It is a tall order for a nation that in recent years has been one of the world’s biggest importers of defense equipment—Riyadh is estimated to have funded around 12% of all global arms imports in 2014-18, according to the Stockholm International Peace ...


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