Bahraini Crown Prince Announces Deal to Buy US Patriot Missiles Worth Up to $6 Bln
Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced that Manama has signed an agreement with Washington on the purchase of US Patriot missile defense systems.
The Economist: For Gulf States, Diplomacy Involves Buying Weapons They Don’t Need
The Economist highlighted how for Qatar and its neighbours, arms deals are a way to shore up support in Western capitals.
Greek Government Under Fire Over Would-Be Saudi Arms Deal
Greece's junior coalition party leader on Monday faced questioning in parliament and calls for his suspension over a failed deal to sell Greek army missiles to Saudia Arabia.
Saudi Arabia Agrees to Buy $7 Billion in Precision Munitions from U.S. Firms
Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.
UAE Armed Forces to Buy Five Transport Aircraft from Spain
The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates will buy five C-295 military transport aircraft and related services from Spain's Airbus Defence and Space company, the UAE military said on Wednesday.
UAE Announces $684 Million Raytheon Laser Guided Bomb Deal
The United Arab Emirates' military said on Tuesday it was buying laser guided bombs from U.S. missile maker Raytheon Co. in a deal worth 2.5 billion dirhams ($684.4 million).
Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal to Buy F-15 Jets From U.S.
Qatar's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion.
Saudi Arabia Launches Military Industries Company
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) on Wednesday announced the launch of a state-owned military industrial company aimed at contributing more than 14 billion riyals ($3.7 billion) to the Kingdom's gross domestic product by 2030.
Reuters: U.S. Approves Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Jet Sales to Qatar, Kuwait & Bahrain
The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co (BA.N) fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said.
Gulf May Arm Rebels Now Syria Truce is Dead: U.S. Officials
The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Adel Flaifel Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison over Arms Possession
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Third High Criminal Court, presided over by judge Ebrahim Al-Zayed with the membership of judges Wajih Al-Shaer and Badr Al-Abdallah and Yousef Bou Hardan as secretariat, sentenced the former Bahraini Interior Ministry colonel Adel Flaifel to 10 years in prison after convicting him of possession of various arms and ammunition without permits, and also fined him 500 BD. The criminal court also sentenced 7 others in the same case (his driver and bodyguards) to 3 years in prison on the same charges with a 500 BD
Sky News: Bahrain Negotiates to Buy Israeli-Developed Anti-Missile System Known as Iron Dome
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Sky News reported that Bahrain and other gulf states are currently in negotiations to buy the Israeli-developed Iron Dome anti-missile system.
15,000 US Citizens Sign Bill Urging the Congress to Stop Arms Sales to Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: About 15,000 Unites States citizens signed a bill calling on the congress to stop arms sales to the Kingdom of Bahrain.