UAE: F-35 deal and F/A-XX future jet

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).

However, Emirati Ambassador to Washington Yousef Al-Otaiba is said to have claimed that such media reports are inaccurate.

Meanwhile, there is talk that the US administration may be linking the completion of the F-35 deal to the sale of the F/A-XX future sixth-generation air superiority fighter jet, which is under development in the United States and is set to be put into service in 2029.

Tactical Report has prepared a 325-word report to shed more light on this subject.

[Fully reproduced in TR Weekly 28/23 – June 4, 2021]

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