About AIDP

The Arab Defense Industry Papers (ADIP) is a new professional series focusing on the role of the defense industry in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

The main focus of the series is on the respective national defense industrial base and the defense industrial actors, national defense industrial policies, defense exports and collaborative defense projects, defense funding as well as the interplay between Arab nations’ growing military experience, the resulting future capability requirements, and the likely impact on future concepts and technology needs.

While all of the countries of interest engage in defense relations with third parties, defense industrial cooperation among them is of primary interest within this series. In addition, analyses will also deal with the expected consequences of Arab defense industrial cooperation on well-established defense suppliers and new opportunities likely to be created for emerging defense suppliers from other regions.

Papers published in this series seek to strike a balance between academically informed research and current defense industrial practice in order to present readers with practical, policy-oriented analyses.

The Arab Defense Industry Papers is a joint initiative launched by Borchert Consulting & Research AG and Verocy.