Recent media reports have claimed that US concerns over the UAE’s growing ties with China may hinder the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the UAE Air Force (UAEAF), as the United States wishes to guarantee that the UAE will not allow China access to the latest US-made military technologies.
This came after two Chinese military aircraft landed in the UAE and unloaded crates of undetermined materiel.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the growing Emirati-Chinese ties may include the establishment of a Chinese military base in the UAE.
Is China actually planning to establish a military base in the UAE?
Tactical Report answers this question and more in the following 431-word report.
[Partly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/25 – June 18, 2021]
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