The United Arab Emirates’ military in 2014 will complete the rollout of a streamlined joint logistics model and communications system to improve information sharing, procurement and training between its Navy, Army and Air Force.

The model was introduced in 2012 to transform procurement into a new joint approach to logistics to better support operations and training, said Matthew Hedges, an analyst with the Institute of Near East and Gulf Military Analysis.

According to the director of the program at UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters, Navy Col. Yahya Al Hammadi, until 2012 the three branches separately handled processes such as procurement, inventory and human resources. […]