Chinese military base in UAE?

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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