ADIP News Bulletin

The ADIP News Bulletin complements the analytical papers by providing information about current and upcoming developments relevant for the Arab defense industrial establishment.

13.07.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 6

First female fighter pilot of the Royal Bahrain Air Force takes off; Iraqi Ministry of Defense swaps US tanks with Russian tanks; Qatar seeks loan from banks to purchase Eurofighter Typhoon jets; Saudi Arabia discusses defense industrial cooperation with South Africa; Turkey receives first F35 despite political row; Turkey offers joint production of S500 anti-ballistic missile systems to Russia; Turkey and Ukraine sign MoU to cooperate on unmanned weapon systems; Pakistan plces order for four corvettes in Turkey; Bahrain gets additional F-16, Kuwait orders additional F/A-18E/F; Qatar orders nine BAE Sytems Hawk jet trainer aircraft; Prince Mohammed bin Salman College for Cbersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Advance Technology to cooperate with IronNet Cybersecurity and Stanford University; Oman to launch two medium-sized satellites by the end of 2019; UAE and South Africa sign MoU on space cooperation

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07.06.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 5.

Saudi King reportedly asks French President for support to stop Qatar from receiving S400 air defense systems; confusion about Qatari statement on NATO membership; Russia refrains from supplying S300 air defense systems to Syria; Turkey reportedly mulls switching to Su-57 in case of U.S. suspension of F-35 deliveries; Saudi-Emirate Coordination Council launches "Strategy of Resolve" with 44 strategic projects; Turkish President reveals new UCAV by Baykar; SSM launches competition on unmanned systems; IAG and Samel-90 of Bulgaria set up Samaram JV; special forces in Chechnia disply Jordan armored vehicles; Pakistan to get 30 T-129 attack helicopters from Turkey

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10.05.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 4

ODAS no longer at the heart of Saudi-French arms programs, Syria is the "most aggressive EW environment on the planet", Russia expected to supply Syria with S300 shortly, Turkish-U.S. defense industrial relations under strain, Paramount Group in discussion to modernize and expand Egypt's defense industrial complex, Turkish government adopts stimulus program for defense industry, Strata to cooperate with Dema on knowledge transfer and talks with Taqnia about outsourcing, Turkey eyes Southeast Asia for Anka MALE UAV sales, U.S. gives green light for arms sales to Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia and Spain agre on sale of Avante 2200 corvettes and set up new JV

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02.04.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 3

Kuwait and Ukraine sign cooperation agreement, Qatar to have six naval bases by 2022, UK agrees on transfer of technology to establish Saudi defense industry, Turkey could buy Patriot in addition to S-400 air defense system, UAE reportedly stopped working on base at Mayyun island; Qatar sets up Barzan Holdings and several joint ventures to launch indigenous defense industry; Boeing and SAMI sign joint venture partnership; Aero Vodochody CEO to join SAMI Board, Turkey's SSM reorganized, Turkey to eye broadening of unmanned systems portfolio, Qatar signs contracts with Fincantieri, MBDA, Nexter, Lonardo, and several Turkish defense companies and mulls buying Su-35, Saudi Arabia gets 4 MMSC ships from Lockheed Martin, speculation about Saudi funds to support development of Ukrainian hypersonic spaceplance

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01.03.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 2

UAE enhances military presence in Egypt, Iran considering construction of naval nuclear propulsion, Iraq reportedly warming up to S400 purchase, Saudi-Russian S400 negotiation said to be on track despite rumors about challenging transfer of technology demands, US reportedly discussing alternative to S400 with Turkey, while Russia envisages contract for second S400 regiment, Oman and India adopt joint agreement on military, defense indsutral and space cooperation, Defense shake up in Saudi Arabia, Iran's Mohajer 6 UAV to enter mass production, Is BMC set to end Turkey's reliance on foreign engines?, Kuwait to get King Air 350 ER ISR aircraft and fast patrol boats, India to start first-ever naval exercise off the shores of Abu Dhabi, Chinese Chang'-4 lunar mission to carry Saudi optical camera

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04.02.2018
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 1

Germany stops arms exports to countries involved in Yemen war, Qatar and the U.S. convene first Strategic Dialogue, Turkish President Erdogan bolsers his grip on the country's defense industry, speculation about the UAE's purchase of Wing Long II UAV, Aselsan, Roketsan, and Tubitak sign agreement with SSM for long-range surface-to-air missile system, TAI and PT Dirgantara Indonesia close to signing an agreement to jointly develop a MALE UAV, Antonov to receive avionics systems from Aselsan, U.S. agrees to upgrade Saudi Arabia's PAC-3 missile defense system and Oman's F-16 fighter jets, European Space Agency and Israel discuss a speciall arrangement for cooperation

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22.12.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol, 2, No. 11

Bahrain and the U.S. extend the Defense Cooperation Agreement, Qatar showcases Chinese-made SY400 BP-12A missile systems, Saudi Arabia and the UAE form new alliance Iran unveils the model of a new training ship, STM confident about talks with prospective MILGEM customers Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Saab, Raytheon, and Qinetiq establish companies or JVs in the UAE, NIMR Automotive lands first non-MENA export contract, Rheinmetall upgrades Marder IFV for Jordan, UAE to upgrade its Mirage 2000 fighters, Qatar buys Eurofighter and Rafale fighter jets, Saudi Arabia is said to show interest in F35 Joint Strike Fighters, The UAE “think” about Russia’s offer to sign up to GLONASS, Saudi Arabia awards offshore infrastructure protection contract to General Dynamics

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01.11.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 10

Russia and Qatar sign military-technical agreement, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to negotiate S-400 air defense system with Russia, Saudi Arabia to receive U.S. THAAD air defense system, UAE appoints first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Saudi Arabian Military Industries appoints Chairman and CEO, Boeing to modernize Saudi AWACS, Turkey’s SSM has reopened Altay MBT engine tender, French Ministry of Finance vetoes Rafale sale to Egypt, Israel and Germany agree on three additional submarines, Egypt to set up National Space Agency, Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to cooperate on space exploration, Trend Micro looks at MENA’s digital underground

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28.09.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 9

Key topics: Egypt and the UAE underline importance of strategic partnership, U.S. opens first permanent military base in Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UK sign new cooperation agreement, Turkey boosts defense spending by $2.2bn, Morocco gets 3D printing center of expertise, NIMR Automotive sets sail for Baltics, Lockheed Martin helps Saudi Arabia develop its THAAD requirement, U.S. weapon sales to Bahrain, Qatar and UK sign LoI over 24 Eurofighter Typhoon French President Macron pledges military support for Lebanon, Indian submarine moors at Duqm, Manned space programs: Iran resumes work; Russia to support Emirati ambitions

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25.08.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 8

Key topcis: Iran’s Parliament approves new Minister of Defense Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Iran and Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits soon, Turkey and Iran to boost military cooperation, Israel to test new lithium-ion batteries for Merkava tanks soon and to work on Arrow-4 concept study, Russian Helicopters tests Kamov Ka-226T in Iran, Saudi Arabia establishes new General Authority for Military Industries, NIMR Automotive said to negotiate a contract with an undisclosed European country, Qatar interested in Russian air-defense systems, BMC receives order for 529 tactical wheeled armored vehicles, Italy bags now €5bn naval contract from Qatar

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01.08.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 7

Key topics: Iran deploys -300PMU2 LR air defense systems, Putin signs law to ratify Syrian base deal, Russia and Turkey agree on S-400, U.S. Navy builds Triton UAV base in UAE, Turkey and Indonesia expand defense industrial cooperation, Turkey and Pakistan talk about T129 attack helicopter, Egypt said to consider Russian Buyan-class corvettes, Iraq places order for Russian T-90 tanks, Russia and Saudi Arabia said to have agreed on arms deal, Jordan and NATO inaugurate CERT, IAI under consideration for Poland's reconnaissance satellites, Kuwait's integrated national CBRN center operational

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24.06.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 6

Key topics: GCC in limbo after outbreak of Qatar crisis, Mohammed bin Salman named Crown Prince, Turkish Parliament approves cooperation agreements with Qatar, Saudi-U.S. "mother of all defense deals", Brazil receives UAE Minsiter of State for Defense, SaSaD published 2016 defense industry performance report, Saudi Arabian Military Industries launched, STM and tkMS join forces for submarine sale to Indonesia, Turkey's SSM launches UGV design competition, Qatar buys F-15QA, Turkey launches tender for Altay MBT serial production, Cyprus and Jordan sign military cooperation agreement, UAE and China discuss military cooperation, Iran could join space activities of the Eurasian Economic Union

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09.05.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 5

Key topics: Major U-turn in U.S. defense export policy vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia?, Russia and Turkey said to have reached ageement on S400, U.S. Secretary Mattis on Middle East tour, HH Mohammed bin Zayed receives President Putin, Egypt said to estabish a military base in Eritrea, IDEF 2017: Turkish manufacturers to showcase new products, secret Saudi-Turkish defense export deal in the making?, UAE said to intend buying "several dozen" Su-35 fighter jets, Turkmen defense leaders visit Qatar and the UAE, Yahsat Space Lab launched, UAE and Algeria sign MoU on space collaboration

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18.04.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 4

Key topics: U.S. missiles and Russian air defense in Syria, Oman and iran discuss broadening of defense cooperation, Turkish Altay MBT gets Ukranian engine, Russia and Iran sign helicopter JV, Taiwanese C-UAV system spotted in Mosul, Hürkus jets and Atak helicopters can both strike with UMTAS missile, BMC lands big contract in Qatar, UAE seems interested in Russian helicopters, White House clears F-16 sale to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Sudan conduct first air exercise

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21.03.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 3

Key topics: Turkey to open largest overseas base in Somalia, Saudi King travels APAC region, Emirati-Somali spat over naval base, Australia and UAE consider 10-year defnse plan, Turkey's SSM unveils new strategy paper, Belarus and Tawazun Economic Council sign MoU, NIMR Automotive eyeing opportunity in the Czech Republic, Weapon tests in Iran, ADSB and Lockheed Martin sign naval sustainment MoU, China to supply 300 Wing Loong II UAV to Saudi Arabia, Apache helicopters for Saudi Arabia, Turkey wants to buy S-400 with Russian loan, IDEX 2017 contracts, Qatar and Italy joint forces on naval training, Turkey set to establish space agency

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10.02.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 2

Key topics: UAE air defense on the move, Egypt envisions Red Sea strategy, Turkey and Pakistan looking to expand military ties, NATO opens new Gulf Center, TAI and BAE Systems join forces for TF-X fighter program, VOP CZ to cooperate with NIMR Automotive, Turkish epxort drive to leverage role of embassies, South Korean defense companies eye Saudi Arabia, Tunisia orders Damen OPV, "Shamoon 2" still haunts Saudi Arabia

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17.01.2017
ADIP News Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1

Key topics: Saudi Arabia quickly regains allies, Iran to expand missile defense power, new Egyptian national security priorities, TAI-SNC jointly develop Freedom Trainer for U.S. Air Force, Turkish, Saudi firms sign joint venture, Saab to support Emirati Airborne Surveillance Systems, Qatar set for armored vehicles from Turkey?, roll out of An-132D demonstrator for Saudi Arabia, Reiner Stemme Utility Air Systems develops ISR platform for Qatar

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12.12.2016
ADIP News Bulletin No. 5

Key topics: GCC and UK announce renewed "strategic partnership", Egypt's interest in stepping up defense cooperation with Pakistan, Iran's role in Gulf militarization, Turkey's plea for increased technology cooperation among NATO members, massive U.S. defense sales to GCC, Ukranian SAR and EW aircraft for Saudi Arabia, UAE and South Korea interested in stepping up military cooperation, and Turkish-Pakistani plans to strenghten defense cooperation

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16.11.2016
ADIP News Bulletin No. 4

Key topics: Renewed call to deepen GCC military cooperation, MENA/GCC response on the election of Donlad Trump as the 45th US President, Israeli worries about Russian influence on Hezbollah, Raytheon Chief meets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, FNSS-PT.Pindad present design of jointly developed tank, Saudi Arabia and China to expand anti-terrorism cooperation, Nigeria and Isreal to cooperate on cyber security

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01.11.2016
ADIP News Bulletin No. 3

Key topics: UAE military base in Libya revealed, Saudi Arabia under threat of losing allies, Russian plans for Egypt could stir controversy, Qatar-Indonesia defense cooperation, Japan to expand Djibouti military base, Pakistan calls for trilateral defense cooperation with Qatar and Turkey, Syria as a "test lab" for Russian weapon systems, Bahrain receives Chinese rocket system, review of British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE defense expenditure until 2021

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09.10.2016
ADIP News Bulletin No. 2

Key topics: Baghdad's long-term interest in partnering with NATO, first Turkish military base in Africa, JASTA and the consequences for the Middle East role of the U.S., Havelsan's patent application on submarine subsystems, defense cooperation between Turkey and Azerbaijan, Iranian defense modernization programs, Saudi naval exercise, Italian-Iranian naval exercises, Houthi missile attack on UAE naval vessel, Daesh hiring cyber mercenaries

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20.09.2016
ADIP News Bulletin No. 1

Key topics: $38bn in U.S. military aid to Israel, Saudi Arabia's "pivot" to China and Japan, Russia's military cooperation agreements with Qatar and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia's purchase of Chinese Wing Loong UAV

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