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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 airborne military force for strategic security (40 credits)

Posted on: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz is said to have been working since he took over the Defence Ministry two months ago, on a project to set up an airborne military force to carry out special missions concerning the Kingdom’s strategic security. The following 441-word report sheds light on the project and tells what about the missions and the required military equipment.

Latest Newswires

Saudi airborne military force for strategic security (40 credits)

Posted on: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz is said to have been working since he took over the Defence Ministry two months ago, on a project to set up an airborne military force to carry out special missions concerning the Kingdom’s strategic security. The following 441-word report sheds light on the project and tells what about the missions and the required military equipment.

Saudi military intervention in Yemen (Free)

Posted on: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The Saudis are leading a military intervention in Yemen in which the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan are taking part. This intervention began overnight 25-26/3/2015 with Saudi-led airstrikes against the Houthi rebels.

Bahrain National Guard, plans to buy light UAVs (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The command of the Bahraini National Guard (BNG) is said to have a project to buy light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for limited surveillance. The following 281-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how many UAVs the BNG command intends to buy and what about the preferred types.

Qatar, Britain and Eurofighter deal (45 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major-General Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim received British Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology Philip Dunne and BAE Systems CEO Ian King on 18/3/15 in Doha. The following 481-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the Qatari interest in a deal for the Eurofighter Typhoon. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/13 – March 27, 2015)]

Iraq: Reactivation of plans to get UAE Mirage 2000-9s (45 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi is said to have plans to talk to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz about the Iraqi armament issues, including notably a Saudi opposition to an Emirati proposal to supply Iraq with 10 Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets. The following 501-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about Iraqi consultations over the Emirati proposal. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 22/13 – March 27, 2015)]