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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 and strategic cooperation with Turkey (35 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to have headed a meeting in his palace in Doha to discuss how to activate the work of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between Qatar and Turkey, which he agreed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to set up during the latter’s visit to Doha last month. The following 392-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably about military cooperation between both countries. [Fully reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]

Latest Newswires

UAE, Egypt, Rafale and Mirage 2000-9s (35 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is said to have sent a delegate to Egypt to meet with Egyptian Defence Minister General Sidqi Sobhi on the Emirati Mirage 2000-9s and Egyptian plans to buy the Rafale. The following 428-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]

Qatar: Emir Tamim and strategic cooperation with Turkey (35 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to have headed a meeting in his palace in Doha to discuss how to activate the work of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between Qatar and Turkey, which he agreed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to set up during the latter’s visit to Doha last month. The following 392-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably about military cooperation between both countries. [Fully reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]

Saudi RSLF Mountain Brigade, plans to buy more MRAPs (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Oct 22, 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, is said to have prepared a project to supply the RSLF Mountain Brigade with more mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles. The following 300-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how many vehicles Prince Fahd intends to buy and what about the preferred types. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]

UAE Interior Ministry, fast intervention force and Panhard VBL (30 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

UAE Interior Minister Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is said to have approved the project to set up a new fast intervention force under the command of Abu Dhabi Police. The following 326-word report sheds more light on the subject and tells what about the options for the required vehicles and what about the Panhard VBL. [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]

UAE: Wiqaya project, CBRN suppliers of detectors and UGVs (35 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The General Staff of the UAE Armed Forces is said to have drawn up a shortlist of suppliers of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) detectors and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) within the context of the Wiqaya (Prevention) project. The following 321-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the list of CBRN suppliers of detectors and UGVs and what work those suppliers have to do. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/43 – October 24, 2014)]