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Friday, October 31, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/44 (75 credits)


Front Page – KSA: Shamrakh-1 exercise *

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: ALF and CBRN equipment
Iraq: Al-Obeidi and his priorities
KSA: Candidates for the RSLF Command
Qatar: Support for Tunisian Air Force
UAE: Differences with Qatar

Markets – Page 3
KSA: MoI, plans to buy MPAs *
Oman: UAVs for high-altitude surveillance *
Qatar: Emir Tamim and Eurofighter *

Focus – Page 4
Kuwait: Lt-General Al-Khodr, new Chief of Staff *


Friday, October 24, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/43 (75 credits)


Front Page – UAE: Egypt and Mirage 2000-9s *

News Briefs – Page 2
Iraq: Al-Ghabban, new Interior Minister
Iraq: Al-Obeidi, new Defence Minister
Kuwait: Lt-General Al-Khodr, new CoS
Qatar: Le Drian and Rafale
UAE: MoI and Panhard VBL *

Markets – Page 3
Iraq: Arms procurement from France *
KSA: RSLF Mountain Brigade and MRAPs *
UAE: CBRN Wiqaya project *

Focus – Page 4
Qatar: Strategic cooperation with Turkey *


Friday, October 10, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/41 (75 credits)


Front Page - Qatar: F-16 and F-35 *

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: ALF, Artillery and vehicles *
Iraq: Candidates for Interior Ministry
KSA: RSLF and UGVs
Qatar: CBRN protection equipment
UAE: UAELF and fuel trucks *

Markets – Page 3
KSA: SANG, Tetra communication system
Qatar: Coast Guard, command and control ship *
UAE: UAEAF, F-35 aircraft *

Focus – Page 4
KSA:
King Abdullah, health problems, crisis cell on alert *


Tactical Newswires

Qatar: Emir Tamim’s visit to Britain (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid this week a visit to London during which he held meetings with PM David Cameron, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and outgoing Chief of the Intelligence Service (MI6) Sir John Sawers. The following 441-word report sheds light on these meetings and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the fight against Daesh, the Qatari role in Libya and the Eurofighter issue. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/44 – October 31, 2014)]

Latest Newswires

Qatar: Emir Tamim’s visit to Britain (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid this week a visit to London during which he held meetings with PM David Cameron, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and outgoing Chief of the Intelligence Service (MI6) Sir John Sawers. The following 441-word report sheds light on these meetings and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the fight against Daesh, the Qatari role in Libya and the Eurofighter issue. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/44 – October 31, 2014)]

Saudi Prince Fahd, Shamrakh-1 and attack helicopters (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Deputy Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) Major-General Prince Fahd Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz, who also acts as Commander of Paratroopers and Special Forces, attended the closing ceremony of a joint Saudi-French military exercise in the French Alps, codenamed Shamrakh-1 (13-23/10/14). The following 401-word report sheds light on the exercise and tells what about Prince Fahd’s conversations with French officers, notably on what concerns the two-engine attack helicopters. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/44 – October 31, 2014)]

Algeria Land Forces, plans to buy medevac vehicles (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The General Staff of the Algerian Armed Forces is said to have approved a project to buy medevac (medical evacuation) vehicles for the Algerian Land Forces (ALF). The following 302-word report sheds light on the project and tells how many medevac vehicles will be bought and what about the preferred types.

Oman: Plans to buy UAVs for high-altitude surveillance (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The GCC defence ministers are said to have asked Oman to reinforce permanent air surveillance along the Omani coast from Mina of Muscat until the Strait of Hormuz. The following 331-word report sheds light on the GCC request and tells what about the proposed plans in the regard, notably on what concerns the purchase of high-altitude and medium-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/44 – October 31, 2014)]

Saudi King Abdullah, Emir Sabah and UAE-Qatar differences (40 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Saudi King Abdullah held a meeting with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad yesterday (28/10/14) in his palace in Riyadh. The following 472-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the differences between Qatar and the UAE, the Emirati demands and their impact on the forthcoming GCC summit meeting in Doha.