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IDEX: Lockheed Martin and SAMI form JV for new Saudi MRO operation

Posted 24 February 2021

Lockheed Martin and Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) are to develop a new joint venture in Saudi Arabia to produce, maintain and repair both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, as well as missile defence systems.

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IDEX: Bird flies in with new missile protection system

Posted 24 February 2021

BIRD Aerosystems, the Israeli developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Patrol Solutions (ASIO), announced its new ASIO Protection of Critical National Infrastructure solution, at the IDEX

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IDEX: EDGE chief relaxed about arms ‘review’ as business booms

Posted 24 February 2021

The CEO of the United Arab Emirates defence conglomerate, Edge, shrugs off concerns the media has over the current ongoing review of sales to the Gulf from the US and some European nations.

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IDEX: Radar Center of Excellence to support local skills development

Posted 24 February 2021

Tawazun Economic Council and Thales Emarat Technologies, have announced the launch of a Radar Center of Excellence, in line with the UAE Strategic Vision. Thales Emarat Technologies is a fully integrated local

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IDEX: BAE Systems shows depth of partnership role in region

Posted 24 February 2021

Cutting edge technologies that deliver defence and security solutions across multi-domains have been at the centre of BAE Systems’ exhibit at this week’s IDEX show. But at the heart of it all has been the emphasis on the

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IDEX: Milkor launches UAE-designed UCAV

Posted 24 February 2021

South African company Milkor was joined by HE Mohammad Ahmad Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, for the launch of their latest unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), and to mark the opening of their UAE office, at IDEX 2021 in Abu

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IDEX: Virtual reality training in real time

Posted 24 February 2021

Visitors had the chance to experience the thrill of flying a fast jet with CAE’s digitally immersive training and operational support solutions at their stand at IDEX in Abu Dhabi.

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IDEX: Israel’s Aeronautics makes IDEX debut

Posted 24 February 2021

Israel-based Aeronautics Group, a provider of integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned systems platforms, payloads and communications for defence and HLS markets, presented its Orbiter 4 STUAS and Orbiter 1K Loitering Munition UAS

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IDEX: Collins Aerospace targets Middle East fighter seats

Posted 24 February 2021

Collins Aerospace is looking at upgrading the F-15 and F-16 aircraft in the Middle East with its next generation ACES 5 ejection seats.

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IDEX: Halcon unveils anti-ship cruise missile

Posted 23 February 2021

UAE-based Halcon, which makes precision-guided weapons, has unveiled its AntiShip-250 (HAS-250) cruise missile at the ongoing IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi.

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IDEX: Tawazun and Yahsat develop domestic SATCOM solutions

Posted 23 February 2021

Tawazun Economic Council and the UAE’s flagship satellite services operator, Yahsat, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at IDEX, to establish a company to develop critical in-country capabilities in the

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SAMI offers strategic support to Saudi-based defence show

Posted 23 February 2021

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced its strategic partnership with the World Defense Show, due to take place in Riyadh in March 2022.

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IDEX: UAE’s first C-RAM system finds target market

Posted 23 February 2021

Halcon has unveiled SkyKnight, the first UAE-designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system, at IDEX, and confirmed the system’s first customer, the Germany-based Rheinmetall AG.

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IDEX: Lockheed Martin and Edge explore partnership opportunities

Posted 23 February 2021

Khalid Al Breiki, president – Mission Support, Edge, and Raymond Piselli, VP Finance, Contracts & Industrial Development, Lockheed Martin have signed an MOU to explore industrial participation opportunities across

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IDEX: AMMROC provides MRO support to Etihad Engineering

Posted 23 February 2021

AMMROC, a leading provider of military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in the Gulf region, has been contracted to provide a comprehensive range of support services to Etihad Engineering.

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IDEX: Maritime makeover for De Havilland's Dash 8-400

Posted 23 February 2021

PAL Aerospace has launched the P-4 MPA Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, a special mission modification of the De Havilland DHC-8-400 [Dash 8-400] at the IDEX 2021 show in the Abu Dhabi. It is the first time that this maritime

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IDEX: Israeli-made loitering munitions, simulators draw interest

Posted 23 February 2021

Several countries in the Middle East are showing keen interest in Israel’s Uvision-made Hero series of loitering munitions and its newly launched training and simulation systems, a senior company official informed.

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IDEX: China Offers A-Hawk-I to UAE

Posted 23 February 2021

China is hard-selling its A-Hawk-I electric multi-role unmanned aerial operational system to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reports Jay Menon

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IDEX: Tawazun and GAMI sign strategic partnership deal

Posted 22 February 2021

Tawazun Economic Council and Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) have signed an MOU to work together to build a strategic partnership to enhance the capabilities of the defence sector, explore the

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IDEX: Paramount expands Mid East reach with new Israel venture

Posted 22 February 2021

ADGM, the UAE-based parent company of the South African global aerospace and technology group of companies, Paramount Group announced the establishment of new offices in Tel Aviv, Israel at the IDEX show today.

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IDEX: GAL announces plans to develop national talent

Posted 22 February 2021

GAL,the Gulf regional provider of integrated aircraft sustainment solutions for military and civilian customers, has signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) to train and

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IDEX: Cerbair's Chimera offers portable jamming

Posted 22 February 2021

French technology company Cerbair has launched the latest version of Chimera, its portable drone jamming technology at IDEX 2021.

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IDEX: UAE’s EDGE steps up unmanned family

Posted 22 February 2021

UAE defence group Edge has launched a new class of electric unmanned aerial vehicles, called QX at the IDEX shown in Abu Dhabi.

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IDEX: Saab signs R&D deal with Tawazun

Posted 22 February 2021

Saab has signed multiple agreements with UAE’s Tawazun Economic Council and Tawazun Technology and Innovation at the IDEX 2021 event in Abu Dhabi.

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IDEX: UMS SKELDAR announces first full ATOL naval deployment

Posted 21 February 2021

UMS SKELDAR announced at IDEX today that is has become the first to introduce full automatic take-off and landing in a naval setting for a tactical UAV, advancing the technology beyond assisted mode and removing the need for

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IDEX: Collaboration is key to region’s defence and security.

Posted 20 February 2021

The International Defence Conference – the prelude to the IDEX event – saw a call for greater collaboration and cooperation to meet shared threats in the defence and security arena.

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IDEX: Saab in the spotlight as it delivers third GlobalEye to UAE

Posted 20 February 2021

Saab delivered the third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) today writes Alan Warnes.

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IDEX: US must plan for foreign sales earlier says DSCA chief

Posted 20 February 2021

The United States needs to change its culture and thinking with regard to export of military equipment by planning for foreign sales from the start.

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IDEX: Israeli defence expert makes history with IDC participation.

Posted 20 February 2021

Despite a travel ban affecting all commercial traffic from Israel, one of the country’s top defence experts made history when he appeared at the International Defence Conference (IDC) held in Abu Dhabi on the eve of

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IDEX: Spanish eyes Middle East defence training market

Posted 20 February 2021

Spanish flight simulation business Simloc is turning its attention to the Middle East defence opportunities.

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Keeping time and operational tempo

Posted 19 February 2021

Raytheon UK Landshield technology 'kicks out the jammers'.

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Egypt to get RAM Block 2 variant missiles

Posted 19 February 2021

Egypt will buy over 100 units of Block 2 variant of the Raytheon-built Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) guided missile weapon system from the United States. The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving the possible foreign

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World Defense Show details will be unveiled at IDEX

Posted 18 February 2021

Visitors to IDEX in Abu Dhabi next week will get the chance to learn more details about the World Defense Show which is set to take place for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 6-9 March next year.

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F-16 training centre for Jordan

Posted 16 February 2021

Jordan will soon get a new F-16 air combat training centre and related equipment from the United States for an estimated cost of US$60 million.

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EDGE Group signs tri-party defence agreement with Ukraine

Posted 15 February 2021

EDGE, the UAE’s technology group for defence and beyond, has signed a tri-party strategic cooperation agreement with Ukrainian state-owned defence conglomerate UkrOboronProm, and Ukrspecexport, a Ukrainian state-owned

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SAMI’s first Saudi-U.S. partnership begins operations

Posted 10 February 2021

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has successfully launched a new joint venture with L3Harris Technologies, one of the world’s largest aerospace and defence systems manufacturers.

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GlobalData: Lockheed’s F-35s to keep US exports to UAE strong

Posted 28 January 2021

As the UAE signs a deal to procure defence equipment including 50 F-35s, 18 MQ-9s, and missiles from the US worth up to $23bn; Sai Kiran, defence analyst at GlobalData, offers his view.

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Boeing to deliver AH-64E Apache Helicopters to three allied countries

Posted 26 January 2021

Boeing and the U.S. Army have finalised orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model.

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UAE inks deal with US to buy F-35 Jets

Posted 22 January 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now poised to become the first Arab state to acquire the F-35 fighter aircraft from the United States, after Washington signed an agreement to sell 50 F-35 fighter jets and up to 18 armed drones hours before Joseph Biden

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Egypt fighter deal still ruffling American feathers

Posted 8 January 2021

As 2020 was a bumper year for fighter aircraft across the MENA region, Jon Lake looks at this, and various other, defence matters.

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UAE confirms second batch order for Saab GlobalEye

Posted 4 January 2021

Saab has today confirmed the anticipated follow on-contract from the United Arab Emirates for the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system.

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Kuwait to add to its Apache fleet

Posted 31 December 2020

Kuwait has requested the purchase of eight AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopters and is also planning to remanufacture 16 of its fleet of earlier AH-64D Apaches.

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Egypt’s AirForce One to get missile protection

Posted 31 December 2020

Egypt will buy one AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system from the United States to protect its Airbus 340-200 Head-of-State aircraft.

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Qatar's helicopter modernisation programme has first milestone

Posted 30 December 2020

The first of Qatar’s naval frigate and troop transport variants of the NH90 helicopter have successfully carried out first flight and initial flight testing in Italy and France.

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SAMI acquires Advanced Electronics Company

Posted 29 December 2020

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has acquired Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) as part of the largest military industries deal ever concluded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Turkish Aerospace: AI Important for Future Platforms

Posted 21 December 2020

Turkish Aerospace said the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) was being followed with positive impacts in all its aerial platforms.

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Peace hopes growing to end long-running civil war

Posted 18 December 2020

The UN is continuing attempts to broker peace to end Libya’s deadly civil war and a preliminary deal was agreed in early September. But, with so many factions involved, and major countries backing both sides, no-one can predict what will

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IDEX and NAVDEX to be held in February 2021

Posted 9 December 2020

IDEX and NAVDEX will be held from 21 – 25 February 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, with the International Defence Conference being held on 20 February at the ADNOC Business Centre.

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Saudi Airshow 2021 postponed

Posted 3 December 2020

The Saudi Airshow- due to take place in February - has been postponed.

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Algeria to get 14 Su-57 fighters from Russia

Posted 25 November 2020

Algeria has reportedly signed a contract to purchase 14 Russian Su-57 fighters, becoming the first customer of the fifth-generation stealth jets outside Russia. Jay Menon reports.

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TAI partners Boeing for new Turkish thermoplastic facility

Posted 12 November 2020

Turkish Aerospace (TAI) has signed a partnership agreement with Boeing as part of a continued effort to develop high-tech products locally.

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UAE closer to nextgen fighter deal

Posted 11 November 2020

The UAE has edged closer to getting the F-35s it wants for its next generation fighter aircraft needs.

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Boeing secures $800m in Middle East training and support contracts

Posted 10 November 2020

Boeing has acknowledged three foreign military sales contracts with the U.S. Air Force for training services and support in the Middle East valued at more than $800 million.

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Algerian Air Force receives the first batch of MiG-29M/MiG-29M2

Posted 2 November 2020

The Algerian Air Force has received the first batch of MiG-29M/MiG-29M2 fighter aircraft from Russia, reports menadefense.net.

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Lockheed Martin interns showcase work to Tawazun and EDGE

Posted 21 October 2020

Emirati interns at Lockheed Martin recently showcased their work on advanced technology projects to senior UAE defence industry officials.

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Technology development vital for defending Grey Zone attacks says Qinetiq

Posted 30 September 2020

The development of emerging technologies must be accelerated to mitigate the growing threat of cyberattacks and asymmetric conflict, dubbed the grey zone, is the key finding of the new Confidence in Chaos

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Saab delivers second GlobalEye to the UAE

Posted 30 September 2020

Saab today delivered the second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Defence battles on

Posted 25 September 2020

Military aviation in the MENA area has not been entirely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Base support contract for KBR at Prince Sultan Airbase

Posted 15 September 2020

Global services and solutions company KBR, (the merged businesses of Kellogg and Brown & Root) has been awarded a $93.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) for base operations services at the

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GAMI signs MoU with TVTC

Posted 27 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) has signed an MoU with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).

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THC purchases 10 Airbus H125s

Posted 20 August 2020

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters.

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Dassault Aviation keeps faith with its innovative strategy

Posted 24 July 2020

"Our strategy remains unchanged" - despite the effects of the crisis - "which are likely to be long-lasting as numerous economic sectors are impacted", announced Dassault Aviation CEO, Eric Trappier while presenting the 2020

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Phantom wing finally re-equipped with F-16s

Posted 23 July 2020

Egyptian and US military officers gathered at the formal re-opening of the fighter brigade at Cairo West Airport, which now operates the Block 52 F-16C/D.

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UAE signs support deal for GlobalEye

Posted 21 July 2020

The UAE has signed a support and maintenance agreement with Saab for the advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) solution GlobalEye.

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Iran transfers recorders of shot-down aircraft to BEA

Posted 21 July 2020

Iran has transferred the recorders of the shot-down 737-800 over Tehran in January to French accident analysis bureau BEA.

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Egyptian fighters demonstrate buddy refuelling capabilities

Posted 16 July 2020

Egyptian Air Force Dassault Rafale and MIG-29M/M2 fighter aircraft conducted buddy-buddy aerial refuelling during the recent Qader-2020 military exercise.

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First Saudi F-15SR conversion flies

Posted 30 June 2020

Alsalam Aerospace Industries (AAI) has completed the first in-country conversion of an F-15S (Saudi) aircraft to F-15SA (Saudi advanced) standard, writes Jon Lake.

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Morocco confirms order for 24 Apache helicopters

Posted 26 June 2020

Morocco has confirmed an order for 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters making the North African country the 17th nation to operate the type. The deal is valued at $4.25 billion.

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Al Fursan roars in with support for UAE hospitals

Posted 26 June 2020

A sure sign that the UAE is shaking off the Covid crisis was signalled in the skies this week when the nation’s Air Force aerobatic team Al Fursan signalled the country’s thanks to its hospitals and medical staff.

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Houthi rebels target Riyadh for missile attack

Posted 23 June 2020

Saudi Arabia confirmed this morning that it had shot down a surface-to-surface missile (SSM) over the capital Riyadh, launched into the Kingdom from Yemen by Houthi rebels.

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Leading Edge

Posted 17 June 2020

Since its launch in November last year, advanced defence technology group, Edge, has maintained a high profile. A major sponsor at the Dubai Airshow, the group has taken part in a number of defence, aviation and recruitment events in the region. Jill Stockbridge spoke to CEO and

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Turkey celebrates as Bayraktar drone hits new milestone

Posted 16 June 2020

Turkey’s indigenous medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV, Bayraktar, has hit a major milestone as the country’s defence industry announced achieving 200,000 hours of operation.

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Baghdad Airport under rocket attack

Posted 16 June 2020

Baghdad Airport came under rocket attack early this morning. According to a statement from the Iraq military there were no casualties.

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Massive boost for Moroccan armed forces

Posted 11 June 2020

Morocco’s 2020 finance bill will increase in the kingdom’s national defense budget by 29% in 2020, allocating 45.438 billion Moroccan Dirham (MAD) (US $4.728 billion).

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GlobalData: NATO-Turkey ties may find new grounds as cooperation deepens

Posted 10 June 2020

Following the news regarding Turkey’s participation in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 2020) exercise, Sourabh Banik, Aerospace & Defence Analyst at GlobalData.

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Lockheed Martin partners with TAQNIA to build satellite ground system for Saudi Arabia

Posted 8 June 2020

Following the successful launch and operation of Saudi Arabia’s newest commercial communications satellite, SaudiGeoSat-1 (SGS-1), Lockheed Martin has been selected to develop a new

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No stop to missile activity across Saudi borders

Posted 3 June 2020

While Covid 19 might have stopped flights it did not put any halt on the conflict between Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces and the Yemeni Houthi.

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$9.9 million pod spares for Saudi Arabia

Posted 29 May 2020

The US Defense Department has announced the award of a $9.9 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to Collins Aerospace – a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation – for the “purchase of a necessary additional quantity” of parts

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A game of high spy - with Project Dolphin

Posted 22 May 2020

The UAE has been quietly overhauling and improving its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for some years. Jon Lake looks at the latest situation.

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Saudi F-15 fleet to be armed with SLAM-ER

Posted 20 May 2020

Boeing is restarting production of the stand-off land attack missile expanded response (SLAM-ER) following a request from Saudi Arabia.

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Lockheed Martin accelerate more payments to supply chain

Posted 20 May 2020

Lockheed Martin will again accelerate payments of US$300m to small critical suppliers. Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defence Analyst at GlobalData offers his view on Lockheed’s decision.

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Aussies pitch in to fight the terror threat

Posted 19 May 2020

Australia has been heavily involved in combatting the recent terrorist threats in the Middle East. Dave Oliver has been finding out more.

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Leonardo’s new jet trainer certified and ready for the global market

Posted 13 May 2020

Leonardo has announced that the DAAA (Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness), the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Certification Authority, has issued the "Initial Certification" for Leonardo's new

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Tactical Texans fit Tunisia to a T

Posted 11 May 2020

The US State Department has approved a possible $234 million foreign military sale (FMS) of 12 Textron Aviation Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers to Tunisia. Jon Lake reports.

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World-class start-up gives UAE nationals the Edge...

Posted 5 May 2020

Edge, a new UAE-based defence and technology company, launched in Abu Dhabi on November 5 with a suitably explosive, high-tech and high-profile reveal. Jill Stockbridge reports.

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New aircraft… now the race is on to train enough people

Posted 28 April 2020

Alan Warnes looks at air forces throughout the Middle East and explains why personnel training has now become an urgent priority for many of them.

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Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts

Posted 20 April 2020

Airbus has achieved the first ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system.

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MQ-9A Reaper UAS makes first USMC operational flight in Middle East

Posted 17 April 2020

On 20th March 2020, US Marine Corps (USMC) pilots and sensor operators from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) conducted their first operational flight of an MQ-9A Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System

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Boeing’s F-15 Qatar advanced jet completes successful first flight

Posted 14 April 2020

Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the F-15QA fighter, the most advanced version of the jet ever manufactured. Developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), the jet demonstrated its

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Move One extends Afghan aircraft handling projects

Posted 13 April 2020

As the largest foreign-owned freight forwarder in Afghanistan, Move One, which has an office in the UAE, has announced the extension of aircraft handling contracts on Bagram, Kandahar, and Kabul military airfields through 2025.

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The smart Phoon

Posted 9 April 2020

Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for Kuwait and Qatar will incorporate an advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that is claimed to be the most advanced in the world. Jon Lake reports.

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New squadron is Rafale prize for Qatar

Posted 7 April 2020

The Qatar Emiri Air Force has now received three batches of Dassault Rafales, totalling 15 aircraft, and the first squadron is working up at the new Tamim Air Base at Dukhan in western Qatar. Jon Lake reports.

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Raytheon Technologies Corporation goes live

Posted 5 April 2020

United Technology’s (UTC) and Raytheon completed their merger on April 3, forming one of the world’s largest aerospace and defence companies in a $135 billion deal.

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Jordan aims to balance books with aircraft sale

Posted 3 April 2020

Jordan is holding something of a super sale of military aircraft that are surplus to its current requirements. David Oliver reports.

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Pillar Hawk

Posted 31 March 2020

Locally-assembled BAE Hawks have become the first new Saudi-built fast jet aircraft to fly in home skies, marking a significant step forward for the kingdom’s aerospace industry. Jon Lake reports.

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Saudi refines security after drone attacks

Posted 25 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s northern oil refinery in Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field were the subject of a dramatic drone attack on September 14. Alan Warnes reports.

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Libya’s deadly game of drones

Posted 19 March 2020

The war in Libya has international backers on opposing sides supporting their own interests. In the first conflict where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are making up the bulk of the air operations, both sides have successfully attacked opposition aircraft.

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Dawn of the Red Sky

Posted 13 March 2020

Major ideology differences with Iran, simmering tension with Turkey in Libya, ongoing war in Yemen, disagreements between Qatar and other GCC members, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, means tension is never far away in the MENA region. Now a new private consortium

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EDGE appoints three cluster presidents

Posted 9 March 2020

EDGE has appointed the presidents of three clusters, with Dr Fahad Al Yafei as President of Platforms & Systems, Hamad Al Marar as President of Missiles & Weapons and Khalid Al Breiki as President of Mission Support.

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Marakeb and PSDSARC to develop unmanned platforms in GCC

Posted 9 March 2020

UAE-based Marakeb Technologies and KSA-based Prince Sultan Defense Studies & Research Center (PSDSARC), have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of unmanned vehicles in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC)

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UAE inks deal with US to buy F-35 Jets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now poised to become the first Arab state to acquire the F-35 fighter aircraft from the United States, after Washington signed an agreement to sell 50 F-35 fighter jets and up to 18 armed drones hours before

IDEX: Tawazun and Yahsat develop domestic SATCOM solutions

Tawazun Economic Council and the UAE’s flagship satellite services operator, Yahsat, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at IDEX, to establish a company to develop critical in-country capabilities in the development and

IDEX: UAE’s first C-RAM system finds target market

Halcon has unveiled SkyKnight, the first UAE-designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system, at IDEX, and confirmed the system’s first customer, the Germany-based Rheinmetall AG.

SAMI acquires Advanced Electronics Company

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has acquired Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) as part of the largest military industries deal ever concluded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

IDEX: Maritime makeover for De Havilland's Dash 8-400

PAL Aerospace has launched the P-4 MPA Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, a special mission modification of the De Havilland DHC-8-400 [Dash 8-400] at the IDEX 2021 show in the Abu Dhabi. It is the first time that this maritime

IDEX: Saab signs R&D deal with Tawazun

Saab has signed multiple agreements with UAE’s Tawazun Economic Council and Tawazun Technology and Innovation at the IDEX 2021 event in Abu Dhabi.

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