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Friday, April 10, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/15 (75 credits)


Front Page –
Iran
: Naval presence near Yemen *

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: Maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) *
Bahrain: Eurofighter deal
Iraq: Military vehicles from Turkey *
KSA: RSLF and EC645 T2 helicopters
UAE: Naval cooperation with Tunisia

Markets – Page 3
KSA: Plans to buy 8x8 IFVs *
Kuwait: Plans to buy frigates *
UAE: More obstacles to F-35 deal

Focus – Page 4
KSA: Decisive Storm operation in Yemen *


Friday, April 3, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/14 (75 credits)


Front Page – UAE: Relationship with KSA *

News Briefs – Page 2
Bahrain: BDF and MRAP vehicles
Iraq: Obstacles to acquire MRAPs *
KSA: RSADF and anti-jamming systems
Kuwait: Coast Guard and UAVs
Oman: RAO, Infantry and MRAPs *

Markets – Page 3
KSA: F-15 and air-to-ground missiles *
Qatar: Eurofighter deal
UAE: Possible reactivation of Rafale deal *

Focus – Page 4
KSA: Prince Mohammad, first battle, first challenge *


Friday, March 27, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/13 (75 credits)


Front Page –
KSA
: Military intervention in Yemen

News Briefs – Page 2
Bahrain: National Guard and UAVs
KSA: RSNF Western Fleet *
Qatar: Libyan Army armament plans *
UAE: Coast Guard and CB-90 crafts
Yemen: Houthi preparations for war

Markets – Page 3
Iraq: Mirage 2000-9 purchase plans *
KSA: Naval Cooperation with Spain *
Qatar: Eurofighter deal *

Focus – Page 4
KSA: RSNF, LCS and destroyers *


Friday, March 20, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/12 (75 credits)


Front Page – UAE: F-35 aircraft *

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: CBRN decontamination system *
KSA: MoI, counter-terrorism and tactical radios *
Kuwait: Sheikh Khaled Saleh, KLF Commander
Qatar: Erdogan and Rafale
UAE: Rafale deal, no signs of reactivation

Markets – Page 3
Iraq: NBC reconnaissance vehicles *
KSA: RSLF, Boxer IFV and alternatives *
Kuwait: Cyber security cooperation with Britain

Focus – Page 4
Qatar: Emir Tamim, Erdogan and F-35 issue *


Tactical Newswires

Saudi Prince Mohammad, Prince Miteb and SANG officers (45 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz is said to be adopting a policy of rapprochement with high-ranking officers of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) following the launch of the Decisive Storm operation in Yemen. The following 470-word report sheds more light on Prince Mohammad’s relationship with SANG officers and tells what about his relationship with Minister of National Guard Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.

Latest Newswires

Saudi Coast Guard, Lürssen and FPB-41 deal (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz, who also acts as 2nd Deputy PM and Interior Minister, is said to be going ahead with a deal to buy fast patrol boats (FPBs) from Lürssen in favor of the Saudi Coast Guard. The following 421-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how the deal proceeds and what about the estimated cost. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/16 – April 17, 2015)]

Saudi Interior Ministry, plans to buy more CBRN equipment (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz, who also acts as 2nd Deputy PM and Interior Minister, is said to have given instructions to work on a project to buy more chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment. The following 320-word report sheds more light on his instructions and tells what about his plans in this regard. [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/16 – April 17, 2015)]

Iraq: PM Abadi and UAV procurement project (40 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi is said to have carried with him to Washington a project to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within the context of plan to set up a permanent air surveillance network entitled the “Flying Eagle”. The following 420-word report sheds light on the project and tells what about its phases and their costs and what about the companies on the list of contacts. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/16 – April 17, 2015)]

Saudi Prince Mohammad, Prince Miteb and SANG officers (45 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz is said to be adopting a policy of rapprochement with high-ranking officers of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) following the launch of the Decisive Storm operation in Yemen. The following 470-word report sheds more light on Prince Mohammad’s relationship with SANG officers and tells what about his relationship with Minister of National Guard Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.

Libya: General Haftar and plans to buy MRAP and 8x8 vehicles (35 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Army General Khalifa Haftar is said to have failed so far to go ahead with a project to buy 4x4 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles and 8x8 armored personnel carriers (APCs). The following 391-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the problem and what General Haftar intends to do to make his project go ahead. [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/16 – April 17, 2015)]