The Su-75 Checkmate returns to the UAE to try to permanently remove the F-35

The United Arab Emirates were identified as a strategic prospect by Rostec, right from the start of the communication around this program. Moscow and Abu Dhabi have indeed been in discussion around a joint light fighter program for several years, while the Arab state has already purchased several major pieces of equipment from Russian manufacturers, including the Pantsir S-1 anti-aircraft system. . With the announcement of the Emirati intention to acquire 50 F-35A from the United States, the chances for the Russian defense industrial conglomerate to impose itself in the country drastically declined. With Joe Biden putting this program on hold following his…

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Nexter would negotiate a very important contract with Saudi Arabia

In recent years, French defense industries have not been very successful in their attempts to export to Riyadh, the Saudi kingdom having most often turned to other European partners or to the American ally for its arms contracts. But according to Saudi social networks, it seems that this lean period is about to end. Indeed, the Nexter group, a French specialist in land armaments and armored vehicles, is said to be negotiating a very large order with the Saudi authorities at this very moment. According to information that has leaked into the kingdom, Riyadh has asked Nexter for a proposal relating to…

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Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE reportedly discuss military alliance against Iran

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, says an Italian proverb. And it is true that there is nothing more effective than a pressing and major threat to bring nations that everything has opposed up to now, to discover links and form alliances. One naturally thinks of the United States and the Soviet Union during the Second World War, but such examples are strewn throughout the history of humanity, beyond continents, eras and cultures. However, imagine only a few months ago that Jerusalem, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama could negotiate, albeit unofficially, a military alliance outside of American supervision,...

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Su-35, S-400… Saudi Arabia puts pressure on Washington

On January 28, just days after his swearing in, US President Joe Biden announced that he was suspending US support for the military intervention in Yemen led by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. . Concomitantly, several arms contracts, notably concerning guided bombs for Riad and the acquisition of F35 and MQ9B Gardian by Abu Dhabi, were also suspended. Even if the presidential decision was surrounded by a diplomatic context, explaining that it was for the new administration to examine these contracts, some of which were signed barely an hour before the end of his Presidential mandate by…

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Biden administration suspends arms exports to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

As we have already mentioned on several occasions, former American President Donald Trump was not stingy with pitfalls for the attention of his successor, both in the field of domestic and international politics. And the case of arms export contracts to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is probably one of the most complex for the new tenant of the White House to manage, as there are so many serial complications, whatever be the options selected. Predictably, Joe Biden has therefore decided to start by temporizing, by suspending the execution of arms export contracts to these two countries, officially to assess the…

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US Forces in Middle East on High Alert for Fear of Iranian Retaliation

After Israel, and without much surprise, it is the turn of the American armed forces positioned in the Persian Gulf and nearby to be put on alert. Indeed, according to the confidences of an American official collected by the Politico.com site, the United States would have detected intriguing warning signs linked to the preparation of Iranian attacks, in particular on the part of Iranian militias present in Iraq. . The Pentagon seems to take these threats very seriously, whether they are retaliation for the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in the suburbs of Tehran by an apparently well-trained and prepared armed group, an attack attributed by Iran at the Mossad...

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US Congress wants to oppose sale of F35A to UAE

Since his defeat in the presidential elections, President Trump and his administration seem determined to expedite certain files deemed critical by the American leader. In addition to the end of ObamaCare, three of these files directly concern American Defense, namely the vote on the 2021 Defense budget, the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the sale of F35As and drones. MQ-9 in the United Arab Emirates, a contract reaching the pharaonic amount of $23 billion. If the first two files lead to criticism and questions from members of the American Congress, representatives as senators, the delivery of materials too...

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Sale of F35 and EA-18G Growler to UAE infuriates Israeli politicians

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had managed to survive politically indictments for corruption and a widely contested handling of the Covid crisis, but it seems that the agreement given to the United States to sell F35A fighters, planes of electronic warfare EA-18G Growler and Reapers drones in the United Arab Emirates in return for a normalization of relations between the two countries under the aegis of Donald Trump, was the straw that public opinion, and above all the Israeli political class, will not forgive him. Although he denies it, everything indicates that the signing of "the peace agreement...

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These 5 international crises that threaten world peace

In just a few weeks, several areas of international tension have evolved into crises threatening to turn into open conflict, with a significant risk of extension, to the point of threatening even peace on a planetary scale. Indeed, these major crises have this in common that they all involve, directly or indirectly, nuclear nations that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, most of the time facing each other. In this article, we will provide a quick summary of the 5 major crises that potentially threaten to escalate into conflict, and involve nations with nuclear weapons. 1- The Belarusian crisis For little…

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USAF and US Navy use AC-130W gunship to counter new naval threats in Persian Gulf

From March 8 to 9, the American armed forces demonstrated in the Persian Gulf the possibility of using a “gunship” aircraft for maritime support operations. The test involved US Air Force AC-130W Stinger-II gunships as well as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and Cyclone-class light patrol vessel. Seemingly anecdotal, this test nevertheless makes it possible to validate the joint use of air and naval means to counter swarms of light and maneuverable surface targets. By carrying out the demonstration not far from the Strait of Hormuz, the American forces are also sending a message...

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