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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 Prince Bandar, resignation and health condition (50 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Saudi King Abdullah issued on 15/4/14 a royal decree by which he accepted the resignation of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz from his position as Chief of General Intelligence and tasked his Deputy General Yusef Bin Ali Idrisi to act as Chief of General Intelligence in his place. The following 472-word report sheds light on Prince Bandar’s resignation and tells what about his health condition.

Latest Newswires

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.

Saudi Prince Muqrin, Hariri and presidential elections in Lebanon (50 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, who also acts as 2nd Deputy PM and Adviser to the King, received former Lebanese PM Saad Hariri on 14/4/14 in his office in Riyadh. The following 514-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the presidential elections in Lebanon and the preoccupations of the Sunni community in Lebanon.

Saudi Prince Bandar, resignation and health condition (50 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Saudi King Abdullah issued on 15/4/14 a royal decree by which he accepted the resignation of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz from his position as Chief of General Intelligence and tasked his Deputy General Yusef Bin Ali Idrisi to act as Chief of General Intelligence in his place. The following 472-word report sheds light on Prince Bandar’s resignation and tells what about his health condition.

Libya Army, MaxxPro and vehicles with gun turrets (30 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The Libyan Defence Ministry is said to be in contact with the Pentagon on a project to buy 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles fitted out with gun turrets. The following 316-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the contact with the contact and what about the 4x4 MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle.

UAE: Sheikh Mohammad, EDT, Nimr and 8x8 tender (40 credits)

Posted on: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The Emirates Defence Technology (EDT) is said to have achieved a first prototype of the Nimr 8x8 wheeled vehicle. The following 414-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the tests and what about the impact on the shortlisted bidders for an Emirati tender for 600 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles.