UAE-AFAD F-16 Block 60 and Mirage 2000-9 fighters participated earlier this month (9/8/2023) in the “Falcon Shield 2023” exercises in China.
The exercises indicate the dedication of UAE President Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed to enhancing relations with China, particularly in defense.
Tactical Report highlights this matter, including:
- President Sheikh Mohammad's plans for cooperation with China in favor of the UAE-AFAD
- U.S. concerns concerning potential Chinese military-related plans in the UAE
- U.S. views on the Emirati-Chinese ever-growing relations in aerospace
The report also mentions U.S. failed efforts to change President Sheikh Mohammad’s mind concerning the Falcon Shield 2023 exercises.