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Friday, April 18, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/16 (75 credits)


Front Page – KSA: Prince Bandar resigned *

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: Wheeled self-propelled guns
Iraq: Navy and VTOL UAVs
KSA: The General Intelligence *
Libya: MaxxPro MRAPs *
Qatar: Navy and anti-submarine missiles

Markets – Page 3
KSA: S-400 air defence missile system *
Kuwait: F-18 Super Hornet deal
UAE: EDT, Nimr and 8x8 tender *

Focus – Page 4
Qatar: Britain, Eurofighter and Saudi-Qatari conflict *


Friday, March 28, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/13 (75 credits)


Front Page – KSA: Obama’s visit *

News Briefs – Page 2
KSA: MoI, CIA and Predator UAVs
Libya: Navy and Tarawa-class ships *
Oman: RNO and VTOL UAVs
Qatar: MoI and FLIR Systems
UAE: Egypt and Milan missiles

Markets – Page 3
Iraq: INCTF and 8x8 vehicles *
KSA: OCEA-built patrol boats *
Qatar: Armament cooperation with France *

Focus – Page 4
KSA: Sawari III naval programme *


Tactical Newswires

Saudi Arabia, China, Wing Loong and JF-17 (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Wang Guanzhong paid on 19/4/14 a five-day visit to Saudi Arabia during which he held talks with Crown Prince Salman, who also acts as Deputy PM and Defence Minister. The following 436-word report sheds light on the talks and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the Wing Loong unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) and the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet.

Latest Newswires

Iraq: Maliki and Iran’s intervention in the elections (35 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Iran is said to be following the parliamentary elections in Iraq through a team including officials of the Foreign Ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The following 470-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how the Iranian team in charge is intervening in the elections in Iraq and what about the views inside it. It also tells what about the reaction of the Iraqi Shiite groups to this intervention.

Saudi Crown Prince Salman, Jarba, FSA and anti-tank missiles (35 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition Ahmad Al-Jarba paid a visit earlier this week to Jeddah during which he met with Saudi Crown Prince Salman, who also acts as Deputy PM and Defence Minister. The following 352-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the possibility of supplying the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.

Saudi Arabia, China, Wing Loong and JF-17 (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Wang Guanzhong paid on 19/4/14 a five-day visit to Saudi Arabia during which he held talks with Crown Prince Salman, who also acts as Deputy PM and Defence Minister. The following 436-word report sheds light on the talks and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the Wing Loong unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) and the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet.

Saudi Arabia, Iran, contacts and mediators (40 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia and Iran are said to be maintaining secret contacts in a bid to improve the relations between both countries. The following 474-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about these contacts and what about mediators and what about the next move the Iranians are working on.

Saudi Prince Muqrin, Idrisi and the General Intelligence (35 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, who also acts as 2nd Deputy PM and Special Adviser to the King, is said to have been assigned by Saudi King Abdullah to supervise the work of the Saudi General Intelligence. The following 414-word report sheds light on Prince Muqrin’s role in this and tells what about his relation with newly-appointed Acting Chief of the Saudi General Intelligence General Yusef Bin Ali Al-Idrisi. [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/16 – April 18, 2014)]