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Kuwait Bolsters Missile-Defense Arsenal with PAC-3 Buy

Kuwait is planning to invest up to US$.2 billion in bolstering its missile defense capability with the acquisition of four Patrion PAC-3 units, in an effort to strengthen its deterrance against potential Iranian missile attack

Qatar Emiri Air Force Picks PC-21 for Pilot Training

Pilatus Aircraft announced today the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) has awarded a contract to Pilatus for the procurement of a complete PC-21 Training System, consisting of a fleet of 24 PC-21 trainer aircraft and Ground Based Training System. The first aircraft will arrive in Qatar by mid 2014, training will start mid-2015.

Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

NATO Takes Control – Coordinating Air and Naval Blockade on Libya

The UN mandated operation against Libya has evolved in recent days into three parallel efforts – the enforcement of the ‘no fly zone’ over the country, ground attacks supporting and stimulating a rebel campaign repelling Gaddafi supporters, and a ‘drying’ Gaddafi’s military sustainment by enforcing a naval blockade, preventing reinforcements, weapons and ammunition shipments from reaching Libyan ports.

Iraq, UAE & Saudi Arabia Lead the Middle East’s Defense Growth

The Middle East defense spending binge is set to grow further by 14% over the next five years, as Gulf Arab nations embark on military modernization programs facing Iran's growing threat. 'Forecast International' predicts.