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G&C Provides Functional Design for Saudi Multi-Mission Surface Combatant

Gibbs & Cox naval architecture and marine engineering firm (G&C) will support the functional design of new, Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC), a new class of frigate based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship ordered by the Royal Navy of Saudi Arabia.

Increased Airstrikes in Yemen

Hostilities between Saudi Arabia and Yemen increased in December 2017, as Saudi-led coalition forces intensified the air campaign on the Iranian-backed Yemeni-Houthi forces. 541...

Pressed by Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen, Houthis Attempt Deep Strikes in...

Iranian backed Houthis in Yemen targeted the Saudi capital Riyadh today, launching a Burkan 2 ballistic missile. This was the second failed attempt by the Houthis to hit the capital of Saudi Arabia. Using conflicts in Syria and Yemen to demonstrate the capabilities of their weapons, particularly missiles and long-range weapons, Iran is projecting power and influence throughout and beyond the region.

New Breath of Life for the Old Patton

The largest fleets of M-60 are in Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, where the M-60 is used alongside the M-1A1. In the recent years, these tanks are heavily engaged in combat operations, in Yemen, Syria, and Sinai where they have suffered significant losses to anti-tank weapons. To survive and continue to be effective in service these tanks must be modernized.

US Navy Deploys another Destroyer to Bab el-Mandeb, Over Yemeni Sea-Mine...

The U.S. is bolstering its naval force operating off the Yemen coast and in the Bab El Mandeb straits connecting the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The main concern is that the Houthis will try to block the narrow maritime lane with mines. "We’ve seen evidence that the Houthis are laying mines in the waters outside at least one of their ports. We officially have great concern for the freedom of navigation there" Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told Stars & Stripes.

Saudi Arabia Suspends $3 Billion Military Aid to Lebanon

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia said Friday it will suspend $3 billion in military aid to the Lebanese army in response to what it called Hezbollah’s domination of the Lebanese government.

Arab Coalition Join Saudi Hosted Multinational Exercise Amidst Sprawling Regional Conflict

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing, during the next few hours, the arrival of troops participating in the largest and most important military...

Egypt to Equip its New Mistral-Class Helicopter Carriers With 50 Russian...

Egypt, France and Russia have reached an agreement to sell Egypt the two Mistral Helicopter Carriers originally built in France for the Russian Navy. The ships could be delivered to Egypt in March 2016. Egypt is also buying Russian Ka-52K helicopters, to be delivered from 2017.

Government loyalists close in on Yemen’s largest air base

Fighters loyal to Yemen’s government-in-exile on Friday clashed with Houthis inside the rebel-held Al-Anad Air Base, the country’s largest, after capturing most of the surrounding area.

Saudi Airstrike Retaliate Yemeni Strike on Strategic Missile Base

Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said. Elsewhere on Yemen's battlefields, a drone(likely operated by the US) targeted an army base held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in southeastern Yemen in the early hours, killing four suspected militants, witnesses said. The base is near Mukalla, the Hadramout provincial capital which had been the target of several drones attacks in recent weeks including one that killed AQAP leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi.

Wahabism and ISIS – Did the Saudis Create a Monster They...

Officially Riyadh views the Islamic extremism as a terrorist organization that poses a direct threat to the kingdom's security. informally, the Saudi regime is paying the Islamic extremist factions huge sums of money to save its own involvement in the conflict; a traditional attitude, the House of Saud has maintained, whenever a dangerous situation has developed.

Saudi Patriots foil Yemeni SCUD Missile Attack

In a potential escalation of the months long war, Iranian backed Yemeni Houthi rebels fired a Scud ballistic missile at Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force (RSAF) King Khalid Airbase west of Khamis Mushait, one of the kingdom's largest military bases. The attack was launched from an area near the Yemeni town of Saada, about 180 km (111 miles) south of the targeted Saudi airbase.

production AH-6i Light Armed Scout Helicopter makes first flight

The AH-6i armed scout helicopter has made its first flight in its production configuration, moving the program another step closer to full-scale production, the...

Saudi Arabia unveils part of strategic missile force – a deterrent...

Saudi Arabia publicly displayed its Dong Feng-3 (DF-3) ballistic missiles for the first time in a 29 April 2014 on a parade that marked...