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Anti-Israel protesters at Paramount Midrand campus

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Paramount, an international aerospace and defence company and manufacturer with South African origins, was the target of protesters for supposedly supplying arms to Israel. A...

Presidency publishes Lady R report summary but new questions arise over...

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The South African Presidency has published the long-awaited executive summary of the report looking into the arrival of the Lady R cargo vessel in...

Multiple new guided munitions orders for Edge

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The UAE’s Edge conglomerate has racked up multiple orders for precision guided munitions from its subsidiaries AL TARIQ and Halcon, which will supply Al...

Tawazun and Egypt sign defence cooperation agreement

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Tawazun Council, the United Arab Emirates’ defence and security acquisitions authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s defence ministry to strengthen cooperation...

India opts for Al Tariq

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The United Arab Emirates’ AL TARIQ and India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding for the production of Al Tariq precision...

Elettronica to supply electronic warfare systems for Angola’s new corvettes

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Italian electronic warfare (EW) specialist Elettronica has been selected to supply the EW systems for the Angolan Navy’s new BR71 Mk II corvettes that...

UAE’s EDGE signs cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force

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The United Arab Emirates’ EDGE group has signed a cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) during the IDEX defence show underway...

Paramount showcases new brand, emphasises global presence

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Paramount, now headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), unveiled its new logo and brand at the IDEX 2023 exhibition currently underway in Abu...

Angolan Navy to receive corvettes from Abu Dhabi Ship Building under...

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Angola has signed a 1 billion euro deal with the United Arab Emirate’s Edge group that will see Edge subsidiary Abu Dhabi Ship Building...

Nigerian Navy receives ASIS boats

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The Nigerian Navy recently received several rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) from the United Arab Emirates’ ASIS Boats, and is using them from Nigerian Navy...

R5 billion in defence exports to the Middle East are unlocked

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has approved multiple defence transactions with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), unlocking billions of...

Cementing ties with France, UAE places $19 billion order for warplanes,...

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The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters on Friday, deepening economic and political ties with France through an...

AL TARIQ unveils new warhead for its guided bomb range

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AL TARIQ, part of the Edge group, has successfully integrated its guided bomb kit onto a 1 000 lb Mk 83 bomb as the...

UAE holds talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport – foreign...

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The United Arab Emirates has held talks with the Taliban to run Kabul airport, going up against Gulf rival Qatar in a diplomatic tussle...

As UAE waits for US F-35s, Russia pitches new warplane in...

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Russia showed off a prototype of its new fifth-generation warplane at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as the United Arab Emirates' deal to buy...

Saudi, UAE join foreign pressure to overturn Sudan’s coup

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Britain called on Wednesday for the restoration of Sudan's civilian-led government in the latest...

Ex-US intel operatives admit hacking American networks for UAE

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Three former US intelligence operatives who worked as cyber spies for the United Arab Emirates admitted to violating US hacking laws and prohibitions on...

UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas...

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The United Arab Emirates has ratified a 2018 extradition treaty with South Africa, its embassy in Pretoria said on Wednesday, a move that President...

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE

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US President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates,...

Israel Aerospace, UAE weapons maker team up on anti-drone tech

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Thursday it would jointly develop an advanced drone defence system with the United Arab Emirates’ state-owned weapons maker...

UAE orders Seeker 400 UAVs for its Presidential Guard

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The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have ordered a Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for the Presidential Guard. The order was announced by...

AL TARIQ details enhanced PGM range

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AL TARIQ (formerly Barij Dynamics) is showcasing its precision guided munition (PGM) enhancements at IDEX 2021, including the integration of the Al Tariq guidance...

UAE announces $2 billion in defence contracts, confirms Saab GlobalEye deal

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The United Arab Emirates armed forces on Monday announced at the Abu Dhabi defence exhibition it had signed defence contracts worth 7.293 billion dirhams...

UAE signs deal with US to buy 50 F-35 jets and...

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The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the United States to purchase 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones, people...

UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says

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The United Arab Emirates was the target of cyber attacks after establishing formal ties with Israel, the Gulf Arab state’s cyber security head said...

US approves $23.37 billion advanced arms sale to UAE, Pompeo says

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The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday it had approved the US sale of more than $23 billion in advanced weapons systems, including F-35...

UAE cabinet ratifies accord to Israel ahead of official visit

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The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on Monday approved an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel that was signed in Washington...

UAE official says Turkish base in Qatar destabilises region

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Turkey’s army in Qatar is an element of instability in the Gulf region, a senior official of the United Arab Emirates has said, adding...

UAE, Israeli cyber chiefs discuss joining forces to combat common threats

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The United Arab Emirates and Israel share threats to their national online networks, the Israeli cyber-security chief said on Thursday in a rare public...

Sudan to discuss removal from US terrorism list in UAE

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Sudanese officials will discuss the removal of their country from a US list of state sponsors of terror with US officials during a visit...

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in...

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Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing US...

Tight security, and an Arabic greeting, on first Israel-UAE flight

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High above a vast expanse of desert the Israeli pilot’s voice broke through the passengers’ chatter on Monday to announce that the plane had...

UAE, Israeli ministers pledge defence cooperation

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Top UAE and Israeli defence officials on Tuesday held their first publicly-acknowledged phone call since their countries’ agreement to normalise ties, officials said, heralding...

Sudan ‘astonished’ at spokesman’s remarks about ‘contacts’ with Israel

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Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said‮‮ ‬‬on Tuesday it was astonished by remarks made by its own spokesman in which he said Khartoum had “contacts” with...

Israel opposes any F-35 sale to UAE despite their warming ties

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Israel would oppose any US F-35 warplane sales to the United Arab Emirates despite forging relations with the Gulf power, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun to build satellite centre with Airbus

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Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun is to build a satellite assembly, integration and testing centre with Airbus in the United Arab...

Milkor to open offices in the UAE

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Milkor is opening its second international office, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it cements ties with the UAE defence industry. The UAE office...

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

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The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars on Monday as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce...

ISS: Has Haftar’s ‘Ponzi scheme’ imploded?

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Turkey’s dramatic military intervention into Libya’s civil-cum-proxy war on the side of the Tripoli government has changed the narrative from ‘Haftar tightening the noose...

South Africa amends arms export document after inspection row

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South Africa has made a subtle change to arms export rules that could unlock more than a billion dollars of weapons sales to countries...

Emirates slashes flights, cuts wages

Emirates, one of the world’s largest long-haul airlines, will stop nearly all passenger flights  and cut staff wages by up to 50%  because of...

UAE orders more Seekers from Denel

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The United Arab Emirates has ordered further  Seeker unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Denel Dynamics, worth more than R100 million. The latest contract, worth AED25 821 190...

Mali receives Streit Cougar APCs from the UAE

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Mali’s military has taken delivery of 30 Streit Cougar armoured personnel carriers (APCs) donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They will be used...

French base in UAE to be European naval HQ for Gulf...

A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as headquarters of a soon to be operational European-led mission to protect Gulf waters, France’s...

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection...

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South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of Rands worth of...

UAE withdraws troops from Aden

The United Arab Emirates said its troops left Yemen’s southern port Aden and returned home, handing control to Saudi Arabia which is leading an...

Five Western countries, Turkey and UAE back Libyan state oil firm

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Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the...

Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

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Two flights were diverted from Dubai International Airport on Sunday due to suspected drone activity, the hub’s operator said, at least the second disruption...

Yemen Houthis threaten UAE targets

Yemen’s Houthi group said it identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, an attempt to stress its military clout...

UAE air strikes in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates carried out air strikes against government forces in South Yemen in support of southern separatists who deployed reinforcements to take...

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