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Friday, January 23, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/04 (75 credits)


Front Page – KSA: King Abdullah died

News Briefs – Page 2
Algeria: ALF Rangers and JLTVs
Kuwait: KLF Mechanized Division and MRAPs *
KSA: MoI and cyber security
Oman: RNO and intelligence vessel
Qatar: Le Drian and Rafale deal

Markets – Page 3
Iraq: UAE and Mirage 2000-9 donation *
KSA: Copter 4 and VTOL UAVs *
UAE: Super Tucano deal *

Focus – Page 4
KSA: Prince Miteb and his father’s death


Friday, January 9, 2015 – 22nd Year, No 22/02 (75 credits)


Front Page – KSA: Naval cooperation with France *

News Briefs – Page 2
Bahrain: Crown Prince Salman and Eurofighter
Iraq: Military cooperation with Iran
KSA: Abrams M1A2S, vision and communication
Kuwait: Vehicles for reconnaissance units *
Oman: RGO, plans to buy new vessels

Markets – Page 3
KSA: SANG, arms deals with France *
Qatar: Emir Tamim and Rafale deal *
UAE: Sheikh Mohammad and F-35 *

Focus – Page 4
KSA: King’s illness and transition of power *


Tactical Newswires

Kuwait and Eurofighter alternative (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

There is talk about a serious Kuwaiti interest in the Eurofighter Typhoon. The following 380-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the Kuwaiti interest. It also tells what about the position at the Kuwaiti Defence Ministry and the command of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces.

Latest Newswires

Saudi Interior Ministry, plans to buy reconnaissance systems (35 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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 project to buy more surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the Interior Ministry’s units stationed on the Saudi border with Yemen and Iraq. The following 312-word report sheds more light on the subject and tells who is in charge of the project and what about the preferred systems.

Kuwait and Eurofighter alternative (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

There is talk about a serious Kuwaiti interest in the Eurofighter Typhoon. The following 380-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the Kuwaiti interest. It also tells what about the position at the Kuwaiti Defence Ministry and the command of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces.

UAE Land Forces, IDEX and 8x8 tender (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The UAE is expected to award a number of contracts in favor of the UAE Land Forces (UAEF) during IDEX 2015, which will be held in Abu Dhabi from 22 to 26/2/15. The following 399-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about these contracts, including notably that of a tender for 600 8x8 wheeled armored combat vehicles.

Saudi Prince Fahd, relationship with new Defence Minister (45 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Deputy Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) Major-General Prince Fahd Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz, who also acts as Commander of the RSLF Paratroopers and Special Forces, praised Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz and congratulated him for his appointment as Defence Minister and Head of the Royal Court. The following 456-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the relationship between the two men.

Qatar: Emir Tamim, Rafale and maintenance contract (45 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be excepting no surprises that might block the progress of a deal with France for 24 Rafale jets. The following 494-word report sheds more light on Emir Tamim’s position and tells what about the aircraft price and the maintenance contract.