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Friday, December 19, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/51 (75 credits)


Front Page – Qatar: Rafale deal *

News Briefs – Page 2
Iraq: Masum, Abadi and armament
KSA: Cooperation with US Homeland Security
Kuwait: KLF, 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles *
Libya: LAF, ground attack aircraft
UAE: Iraq and Mirage 2000-9s *

Markets – Page 3
KSA: RSNF submarine procurement project *
Qatar: Amiri Guard and medevac aircraft *
UAE: UAELF and 8x8 tender *

Focus – Page 4
Bahrain: Eurofighter Typhoon deal *


Friday, November 21, 2014 – 21st Year, No 21/47 (75 credits)


Front Page - KSA: Prince Miteb in Washington

News Briefs – Page 2
Iraq: Zibari, France and military cooperation
KSA: Radars for border fence with Iraq *
Kuwait: Navy, new patrol boats
Qatar: Amiri Guard, new elite unit *
UAE: Egypt, Rafale and Mirage 2000-9s

Markets – Page 3
KSA: RSNF and minehunters *
Qatar: Rafale talks *
UAE: F-35 and tests *

Focus – Page 4
Kuwait: Sheikh Abdullah Nawaf, new Deputy CoS *


Tactical Newswires

Qatar, France and Rafale deal (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Qatar and France are said to have gone beyond an agreement of principles about a deal for 24 Rafale fighter jets to reach the stage of a first agreement on the deal. The following 398-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the agreement, notably on what concerns the aircraft price and the cost of maintenance. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/51 – December 19, 2014)]

Latest Newswires

Saudi Interior Ministry, cooperation with US Homeland Security (35 credits)

Posted on: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz held meetings with high-ranking officials of the US Homeland Security during his visit last week to Washington. The following 380-word report sheds light on these meetings and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns border surveillance and communication systems.

Qatar, France and Rafale deal (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Qatar and France are said to have gone beyond an agreement of principles about a deal for 24 Rafale fighter jets to reach the stage of a first agreement on the deal. The following 398-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about the agreement, notably on what concerns the aircraft price and the cost of maintenance. [Partly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/51 – December 19, 2014)]

Kuwait Land Forces, plans to buy 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles (40 credits)

Posted on: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The Kuwaiti Defence Ministry is said to have finished the preparations for a project to buy 4x4 and 6x6 wheeled vehicles for some sectors of the Kuwaiti Land Forces (KLF). The following 432-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how many vehicles the project suggests buying and what about the preferred types. [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/51 – December 19, 2014)]

Saudi Interior Ministry, Civil Defence and helicopters (30 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz is said to have approved a project to buy a number of helicopters for medical services and civil defence. The following 316-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how many helicopters the project suggests to buy and what about the preferred types.

UAE, Iraq, armored vehicles and Mirage 2000-9s (40 credits)

Posted on: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi on 15/12/14 in Abu Dhabi. The following 428-word report sheds light on the meeting and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns military issues pertaining to the Iraqi Land Forces (ILF) and the Iraqi Air Force (IAF). [Briefly reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 21/51 – December 19, 2014)]