Abu Dhabi exports counter-guerrilla materiel
For its external military operations, the United Arab Emirates is becoming increasingly independent of its Western suppliers and turning into a serious competitor in its own right. [...]
MBDA is a European missile manufacturer that was formed from the merger of France’s Matra, Alenia Marconi Systems and Matra BAE Dynamics. The company often competes for contracts with Raytheon. It developed the Meteor and the Storm Shadow missiles that are used by the British and French armies.
Israel’s strategically-key defence exports have been stagnating, with figures released by the defence ministry earlier this month revealing that sales stood at $5.66 billion in 2015, flat on 2014 and down 10% on 2013. Israel’s political and defence establishments are [...]