Qudra Industrial trains Saudi intelligence in electronic warfare
The discreet Saudi defence contractor teaches the General Intelligence Presidency to use electronic warfare equipment purchased by the Kingdom.
Through investment tools in London, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa is keeping Bahrain's interest in the UK alive. For that, he relies on a network of advisers experienced in working at the highest levels of British government.
On the front line of the Ukrainian conflict, British military intelligence is looking to improve its internal processes. A future director will be tasked with accelerating the work of private contractors in the areas of space imagery processing and digital transformation.
Via sovereign defence fund Tawazun, Abu Dhabi, which is looking to develop its research and development capacity, has struck a deal with local QinetiQ group subsidiary Houbara. The firm's brief is to pass on its British military know-how to the Emirati armed forces.
The Satellite Applications Catapult, which supports Britain's space industry and promotes innovation, communicates mostly about its projects which support civilian applications of satellite technology. But it also backs the development of space technologies useful for intelligence collection.
Like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar wants its own sovereign weapons industry. Over the last three years, it has built Barzan Holdings out of nothing. To do this, Emir Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani has called upon the expertise - and contacts - of leading local figures and many foreign consultants.
American investment group Carlyle recently sold cyber intelligence company Novetta to Accenture Federal. It has begun rebuilding its position in the intelligence technology sector, however. By strengthening Two Six Technologies through the acquisition of Trusted Concepts, it is rebuilding its position in intelligence technologies.
Defence talks between Saudi Arabia and Britain have recently been slow to produce any major deals. One of the few players that is slightly warm is Dar Massader, a company that pre-dates the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.