The technical launch of “Al Khor”, the third of the Al Zubarah class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defense within the national naval acquisition program, took place Thursday 30 September at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in Italy. The vessel will be delivered in 2022.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of Heavy Tactical Vehicles with support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $445 million.
ADSB, the regional leader in the new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, was awarded an AED3.5 billion (US$0.96 billion) contract by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and UAE Navy, to build Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).
Dassault Aviation announced that the Arab Republic of Egypt has decided to purchasean additional 30 Rafales to equip its air force.
The 15th edition of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) has been concluded by the Higher Organising Committee for the exhibitions. The five-day events have seen extensive local and international participation.
MBDA has been awarded a contract from the Egyptian Navy for the VL MICA NG (New Generation) air defense system to equip its Egyptian corvettes.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of AH-64E Apache Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.0 billion.
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced that it has acquired Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) as part of the largest military industries deal ever concluded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.