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Paramount and AAL moving forward with composite rotor blade production

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Paramount and its United Arab Emirates-based partner AAL Group have successfully completed initial testing of their composite helicopter blades for Mi-type helicopters. AAL’s team, 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...

Strong presence at IDEX for rapidly growing Milkor

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As part of the 15th iteration of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held bi-annually in Abu Dhabi, Milkor UAE has been showcasing...

SAAMDEC integral to SADI at IDEX

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The South African defence industry’s (SADI’s) participation in next week’s IDEX (International Defence Exhibition and Conference) in Abu Dhabi is important because countries in...

dtic doing it for SADI at IDEX

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Eleven South African defence industry (SADI) companies will be in the Middle Eastern emirate Abu Dhabi next week (20 to 24 February) with Department...

Denel going big at IDEX

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Denel maintains it’s open for business and will use IDEX in the Abu Dhabi emirate of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) later this month...

UAE awards Denel Dynamics aircraft maintenance contract

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a R23 million contract with Denel Dynamics to provide technical support for aircraft systems. The deal was announced...

SA condemns deadly attack directed on United Arab Emirates

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The South African government says it is concerned about the escalating tensions in the Gulf region after a deadly drone attack by Yemen's Houthi...

Israel slashes list of countries that can buy cyber tech –...

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Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by...

Migrants deported from UAE face conflict or exile

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Until months ago, Cameroonian migrant Wilfred Christopher had a home and stable job as a pastry chef in Abu Dhabi. Now, the 26-year-old fears for...

Rheinmetall contributing to Halcon air defence missile

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Rheinmetall has contributed to the United Arab Emirates’ first air defence missile, the Halcon SkyKnight. The SkyKnight was unveiled at the IDEX show in the...

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...

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’s Hope Probe enters Mars orbit in first Arab mission

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The United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars reached the red planet and successfully inserted itself into its orbit on Tuesday following a seven-month...

Sudan’s last democratically elected PM dies from COVID-19

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Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected leader and the great-grandson of the messianic figure who fought the British in the 19th century, has died...

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...

Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

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Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement...

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...

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...

AL TARIQ continues to enhance PGM range

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AL TARIQ (formerly Barij Dynamics) continues to enhance its ‘Al Tariq’ range of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) and is about to start production on the...

Libya’s Tripoli-based government declares ceasefire

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Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is internationally recognised but controls only the western part of the country, announced a ceasefire on...

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...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

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Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to...

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...

New company consolidates UAE defence industry

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new defence conglomerate, Edge, which consolidates 25 entities to become the UAE’s largest defence company. Edge was...

UAE loosens Saudi alliance to push peacemaker image

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have looked inseparable on the world stage, working together to project power in the Middle East...

Libya operating Pantsir-S1 air defence systems

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It appears Libyan forces are operating Pantsir-S1 air defence systems delivered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photos emerged on 18 June showing what appears...

More details emerge on Seeker 400 export order

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An undisclosed client in the Middle East is the launch export customer for Denel Dynamics’ Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and has ordered...

UAE denies drone attack on airport

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) denied reports that Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi movement attacked Abu Dhabi airport with a drone and said operations...

ISS: How will the Somalia-UAE diplomatic row affect AMISOM?

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In early April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped its capacity building support for security institutions and humanitarian aid to Somalia. This...

Somalia’s Puntland region asks UAE to stay as Gulf split deepens

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Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region urged the United Arab Emirates not to close its security operations in the country after a dispute with...

UAE denounces Somali seizure of cash

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The United Arab Emirates denounced the seizure by Somali security staff of several million dollars from one of its civilian aircraft at...

UAE to train Somali security forces

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the...

UAE to resume flights to Tunis, ending row over ban on...

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The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday it would resume flights to Tunisia after an exchange of security information, resolving a row...

ISS: Could Emirati activism in the Horn make the situation worse?

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The Arab Spring, the perceived threat from Iran and the alarming rise of the Islamic State in recent years have all forced...

South Africa concludes defence industry MOU with UAE

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South Africa's defence industry, increasingly reliant on exports, has had another foreign market opened up to it via a memorandum of understanding...

UAE to establish military base in Somalia

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Somaliland's parliament has approved the establishment of a naval base by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the port town of Berbera. The...

SA defence industry seeking export orders at IDEX

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The South African defence industry's assault on the large and lucrative Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market this month will be...

Denel going big at IDEX

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South African defence industry conglomerate Denel will be displaying a wide range of its products and services at next month's IDEX (International...

UAE has deployed aircraft to Eritrea, Libya

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed combat aircraft to Libya and Eritrea to combat Islamist militants and support its forces in...

UAE says its war in Yemen “practically over”

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The United Arab Emirates' involvement in more than a year of war in Yemen is "practically over", a top diplomat was quoted...

Ugandan women trafficked into sex work

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At first, Sarah Nakintu was grateful to her friend for alerting her to job opportunities in marketing and retail in Dubai. Nakintu, a...

UAE troops dig in for a long war in Yemen

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Soldiers from the United Arab Emirates, at the head of a Gulf Arab coalition fighting Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen, are preparing...

UAE in final stages of talks to buy Rafale jets

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the final stages of negotiations to buy French Rafale fighter jets, the head of the...

Libya’s Tripoli government says UAE soldier arrested for spying

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Libya's self-declared government in Tripoli has arrested a United Arab Emirates soldier and placed him under investigation for spying after finding evidence...

UAE signs up for three AgustaWestland AW609 tilt-rotor aircraft

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The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Anglo-Italian helicopter firm AgustaWestland...

Denel Vehicle Systems wins R900 million vehicle contract with UAE

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Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS), formerly BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa, has been awarded a R900 million contract with NIMR in the...

Somalia receives armoured vehicles from UAE

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The Interim Jubba Administration of Somalia has received military vehicles donated by the United Arab Emirates, including RG-31 armoured personnel carriers. Photos released...

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