The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Iraq for equipment for two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions. The estimated cost is $295.6 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2017.
Iraqi Special Operation Forces (ISOF) – also known as the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) – units advancing northwards for the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul have been seen with new vehicles. Photographs released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 18 June showed a combined Iraqi Army-ISOF force that it said […]
While the Emirati and Saudi intervention against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and their pro-Saleh supporters has been hailed as a success since Aden and other southern cities and towns have been retaken, the gulf countries have paid a price that is often not seen. The Houthis have destroyed several armored vehicles, including US-supplied M1 Abrams tanks, […]
The Saudi-led Arab coalition has deployed 3,000 troops and battle tanks in Aden, according to sources in Yemen. Images have appeared over the past hour on Twitter from a number of Yemeni media outlets showing United Arab Emirates LeClerc main battle tanks and BMP armored vehicles, including M-ATVs, being offloaded on to a port in […]
At least a dozen Oshkosh All-Terrain Mine-Resistance Ambush Protected Vehicles (M-ATVs) have been delivered to Yemeni and are being used in the fighting for the strategically important port city of Aden. Amateur videos and photographs of the M-ATVs in Aden began to emerge on social media channels on 12 July. One video showed a convoy […]
The tiny, oil-rich nation United Arab Emirates could be laying the foundation for an Arab peacekeeping force by seeking to buy more than 4,500 roadside-bomb protected trucks from the Pentagon, according to a U.S. government official. The proposed sale was announced late last month by the State Department without indication of their use by peacekeepers. […]
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale […]
The global armored vehicles market is projected to reach $28.62 billion by 2019 with the primary drivers being in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. According to a report released in May on armored vehicles by MarketsandMarkets, a US-based global market research firm, the advent of sequestration in the United States, the ending of […]