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    U.A.E. Military: News

    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:32 pm

    (Reuters) - A long-awaited French deal for Dassault (AVMD.PA) to sell at least 60 Rafale warplanes to the United Arab Emirates appeared to hit a roadblock on Wednesday after the Arab country's crown prince said proposed terms were "uncompetitive and unworkable."

    The deal, which had been negotiated for the better part of a year, was thrown into doubt earlier this week when it became clear that the UAE had asked for details on a rival aircraft, the Typhoon built by the Eurofighter consortium.

    "Thanks to President (Nicolas) Sarkozy, France could not have done more diplomatically or politically to secure the Rafale deal," Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, deputy of the country's armed forces, said in a statement, adding that Sarkozy's "personal intervention in this process has sustained Dassault at the forefront of our considerations."

    "Regrettably Dassault seem unaware that all the diplomatic and political will in the world cannot overcome uncompetitive and unworkable commercial terms," he said.

    A source close to the deal blamed the current impasse on the "arrogance" of Dassault, despite French military officials saying they were confident about securing a deal and hopes of finalising the sale at the Dubai Air Show.

    "There is a shared frustration in both the UAE and French leaderships at the apparent arrogance of Dassault," the source said.

    "Rather than using the strength of the bilateral relationship to close the deal out they are attempting to use it to hold out on pricing and a deal structure that hasn't changed in more than a year and that has been significantly bettered by all competitors."

    French air chief General Jean-Paul Palomeros had told Reuters on Monday that the Emirates air force was "very keen with Rafale".

    France is struggling to secure a foreign buyer for the aircraft, which is more developed than fourth generation combat aircraft but lags behind fifth generation multi-role fighters such as Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) F-35 Lightning II.

    The United Arab Emirates has pressed for the aircraft's engines to be upgraded with extra thrust and for better radar, industry sources have said, but Palomeros said UAE officials are satisfied with the plane.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/uk-uae-warplanes-idUKTRE7AF0YB20111116

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    Defence partnership between UK and the UAE.

    Post  NickM on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:54 pm

    BBC :

    Britain and the United Arab Emirates have announced a joint defence partnership, following David Cameron's two-day visit to the country.

    The PM has been in the Gulf to strengthen the UK's defence, security and commercial ties in the region.

    No 10 said the two countries had agreed "a defence industrial partnership" involving "close collaboration" on the Typhoon jet.

    The UAE has not agreed to buy a Typhoon but "it is a marker of their interest".

    A Downing Street spokesman said it was a "step in the right direction" and collaboration would also take place around "a number of new technologies".

    Britain is looking to sell Typhoon jets to Dubai and Saudi Arabia, despite allegations of human rights abuses.

    Speaking ahead of the announcement, Mr Cameron told the BBC he would make "absolutely no apologies" for talking to the UAE and Saudi Arabia about "defence partnerships".

    "Their security is important for our security and this is vital for British jobs," he said.

    Since arriving in the UAE, Mr Cameron has attended trade shows and held behind-the-scenes discussions with rulers and business leaders, in what is one of the richest countries in the world.

    Largest funds
    Mr Cameron has given little away so far on what discussions he has had on the human rights situation, which is described by campaigners as "deteriorating", says Frank Gardner, the BBC security correspondent.

    On Tuesday the prime minister met representatives of three of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the UAE, which are all focused on energy investment, before flying to Saudi Arabia - where he will meet the country's King Abdullah and the Crown Prince Salman.

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    David Cameron has completed the first leg of his three-nation Middle East trip in the UAE and now begins the hard part: his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and the Crown Prince Salman in Jeddah.

    As usual, the outward courtesies will all be there: the VIP reception, the ceremonial thimble cups of cardamom coffee and the polite small talk for the cameras. But privately there are real tensions in the UK-Saudi relationship, mainly in differences over the Arab Spring democracy movement.

    The Saudis have told me they are "insulted" by the prospect of a UK Parliamentary inquiry into relations between the two countries. They say they believe its been prompted by activists working to an Iranian agenda in the Gulf.

    The king is also likely to complain to David Cameron about a London-based Saudi dissident, Dr Saad Al-Faqih. The Saudi leadership considers him complicit in terrorism but Britain has seen no reason to arrest him.

    The issue may well overshadow Number 10's bid to sell more Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia on top of the 72 already ordered.

    The BBC's Frank Gardner, who is travelling with Mr Cameron, says the meeting is likely to be awkward.

    Last month Saudi diplomats said they were insulted by the idea of a parliamentary inquiry in Britain into UK-Saudi relations.

    The review was announced in September by the Foreign Affairs Committee, which is also looking into relations with Bahrain.

    Saudi Arabia's rulers are also irritated that the government will not move against a Saudi dissident living in London, whom they consider to be involved in terrorism.

    Saad al-Faqih - who runs the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia - has lived in the UK since 1993.

    Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been criticised for alleged human rights abuses, but they have rejected these criticisms.

    They have warned that if Britain continues to support calls for reform, prompted by anti-government activists, they will increasingly give lucrative deals to Asian partners instead.

    Mr Cameron told the BBC: "There's nothing off limits in any of these relationships and we discuss human rights and we discuss all of these concerns.

    "But I do think we should recognise the difference between different countries, we shouldn't lump all countries together and say it's exactly the same situation in Libya, Syria and Bahrain. That is not the case."

    He said it was important to respect the "different pathways" of different countries and show understanding.

    It is Mr Cameron's second visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as prime minister.

    No 10 says the UK is looking to sell about 100 Typhoon jets to the UAE and Saudi Arabia as well as building closer defence and security ties.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:27 pm

    UAE "Pantsyr-S1" in Yemen





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    Post  AlfaT8 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:54 am

    George1 wrote:UAE "Pantsyr-S1" in Yemen




    Wasn't aware that the Houtis had an air-force?? Suspect

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:37 am

    AlfaT8 wrote:

    Wasn't aware that the Houtis had an air-force?? Suspect

    Iran does...


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:37 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:

    Wasn't aware that the Houtis had an air-force?? Suspect

    Iran does...

    I think you guys are forgetting about the Scuds... unshaven

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    Post  Werewolf on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:53 pm

    Panzir-S1 with its automated optical guidance with auto-lockon/track can also engage ground targets with cannons and missiles, can be quite useful in some situations.

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    Post  Militarov on Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:13 am

    "In its deadliest battle incident ever, United Arab Emirates forces have lost at least 45 soldiers fighting among the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, after Houthi rebels reportedly fired a rocket into weapons warehouse at a military camp. The deadly incident took place in the oil-producing Marib area of central Yemen, allegedly after the Houthi missile struck an ammunitions depot. At least 22 Emirati soldiers were killed on the spot while 23 others died from their wounds hours later, UAE state news agency WAM reported."


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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:15 am

    Emirati infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, in the suburbs of Aden.



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    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:21 pm

    UAE experiencing difficulties due to the war in Yemen

    According to Michel Cabirol article «Aéronautique: les Emirats Arabes Unis en guerre, la fièvre des commandes tombe» (newspaper "La Tribune"), the United Arab Emirates are in a state of war. Specifically in Yemen, Emirate troops who are fighting on the side of Saudi Arabia, have already lost 68 men. This was said to French journalist by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the opening ceremony of the air show in Dubai. He pointed out that this war will definitely be long. As one representative of the French "defense" greatly surprised by such speeches, "We in France are absolutely no idea of ​​the local situation."

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    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:36 pm

    UAE acquired tilt-rotor AW609



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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:39 pm

    Serious vote of confidence with one of the prototypes crashing last week.

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    Post  Militarov on Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:05 am

    "Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $142,750,920 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract for 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems with increased crew protection cabs incorporating sapphire transparent armor glass, associated training, spares, software, modernization updates, and planned enhancements and product improvement modifications for the United Arab Emirates.

    Procurement also includes synergistic spares purchase for Jordon. Work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas (63.80 percent); and Dallas, Texas (36.20 percent), with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $28,607,931 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-16-C-0036).



    The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile on the U.S. Army’s new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) five-ton truck, and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM). HIMARS is interchangeable with the MLRS M270A1, carrying half the rocket load.

    The launcher is C-130 transportable. The chassis is produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems (formerly Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group Tactical Vehicle Systems Division), the OEM of the FMTV. The rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/united-arab-emirates-buys-12-himars-rocket-artillery-systems.html

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    Post  Militarov on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:52 pm

    "The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces has ordered Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified. The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8x8 multi-role military vehicle designed and manufactured by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. “This is a magnificent extension for the ongoing, successful co-operation between the UAE Armed Forces and Patria. UAE Armed Forces have been very satisfied with their existing AMV vehicles as they meet all the customer’s needs and are suitable for the needed, challenging circumstances. These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule. The agreement done now is very significant for Patria, and we are excited about this and looking forward to providing the vehicles”, says Mika Kari, President of Patria Land business unit.

    Patria AMV offers effective protection, increased mobility, modularity and combat proven performance. The vehicle’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. Patria AMV has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad. Patria has contracts for over 1,400 Patria AMV vehicles.



    Patria AMV, Armoured Modular Vehicle, has been on the serial production since 2004. The first prototype was manufactured in 2001. Two years later the Finnish Defence Forces received the first vehicles whereas year 2004 marked the start up of serial production. Patria AMV is available in several versions and qualified for its high level of mine protection. The AMV has the best protection level in its class up to 30 mm APFSDS from frontal arc and it has a top-class mine protection up to 10 kg TNT. The vehicle is fitted with modular ballistic protection to the customer specification up to a protection level against 30mm armour piercing APFSDS rounds."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2016_global_defense_security_news_industry/united_arab_emirates_has_ordered_finnish-made_patria_amv_8x8_armoured_vehicle_12801161.html

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    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:13 am

    In Yemen crashed Mirage-2000-9D of UAE Air Force

    http://defence-blog.com/news/in-yemen-crashed-mirage-2000-9d-of-uae-air-force.html


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    Post  max steel on Tue May 17, 2016 1:33 am

    UAE F-16 military jet crash kills two crew

    A United Arab Emirates military jet crashed on Sunday during training, killing both crew on board, the armed forces said in a statement carried by the WAM state news agency.

    A pilot and a trainer were killed in the crash, the statement said without specifying where in the Gulf country the aircraft came down.

    An investigation has begun “to establish the causes of the accident”, the statement added, also without revealing the make of plane involved.

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    Post  max steel on Fri May 20, 2016 1:23 am

    UAE Military Aircraft Crash Raises Safety Concerns

    A United Arab Emirates military aircraft crashed Sunday, killing a pilot and an instructor. The fatal event is the UAE military's twelfth crash in six years.

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    Post  max steel on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:39 am

    United Arab Emirates says military helicopter crash kills 2


    The UAE military lost two of its helicopters on Jun. 12 and 13. The first crash occurred while flying over international waters, the General Command of the Armed Forces said in a statement. The type of helicopters involved are a AH-64D and a NSA 407MRH.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:23 am

    The first 40 Patria AMV armored vehicles delivered to the UAE.







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