United Arab Emirates

After generations of British Rule, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed as an independent country in 1971. The Emirates are made up of seven hereditary enclaves that together enjoy vast oil wealth. However, the UAE remains a terror finance concern, given some of its lax laws and the “hawalas” that operate on its soil. Unlike much of the Middle East and North Africa, the country did not face major protests in recent years related to the Arab Spring.  Behind Saudi Arabia, the UAE is the highest military spender among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations.

  • Population
    5,628,805
  • GDP
    $358.9 Billion
  • Fit for Service
    3,072,125
  • Military EXHD
    6.4% of GDP

State Department Approves $2 Billion Sale of Patriot Missiles to the UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles. The estimated cost is $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 10, 2017. The Government […]

AECOM Technical Services Awarded $9 Million Provide Engineering Services to GCC Countries

AECOM Technical Services Inc., Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates) contract to furnish all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for a full range of professional architecture and engineering services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. […]

Raytheon Awarded $87 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Assistance and Advice to the UAE

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded an $87,318,240 modification (PZ0005) to foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W31P4Q-16-C-0029 for advice and assistance in the training, planning, fielding, deployment, operation, maintenance and sustainment of the PATRIOT air defense system, associated equipment, and logistics support elements. Work will be performed in United Arab Emirates, with an […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $332 Million to Provide Apache Targeting Sensor Technical Services to Egypt, UAE, Others

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $332,136,017 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (United Kingdom, Egypt, India, Korea, Republic of Indonesia, Taiwan, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Poland) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. One bid was solicited and […]

TAC Industries Awarded $37 Million to Provide Aircraft Cargo Nets to the U.S. and UAE Air Forces

TAC Industries Inc., Springfield, Ohio, has been awarded a $37,185,818 modification (P00006) to previously awarded contract FA8532-14-D-0003 for aircraft cargo nets. Contractor will provide an additional quantity of 21,071 top nets and 52,960 side nets during Option III and 21,071 top nets and 52,960 side nets during Option IV being produced under the basic contract. […]

Inter Coastal Electronics Awarded $10 Million to Provide Apache Simulation Hardware to the UAE

Inter Coastal Electronics Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $9,798,027 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract to procure Longbow Apache Tactical Engagement Simulation System hardware, spares, new equipment training, contractor logistics support and repair/return. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, and United Arab […]

US Lawmakers Urge Trump on Reaper Sales to Jordan, UAE

A bipartisan group of nearly two dozen lawmakers is calling for the Trump administration to allow sales of armed unmanned systems to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The lawmakers appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to depart from the Obama administration’s opposition to sending the MQ-9 Reaper to those Middle Eastern nations. The Trump […]

Category Name
QME

Active Armaments
On Order
Air Defense Systems 724* (0)

Aircraft 495* (225*)

Artillery 407 (12)

Ground Vehicles 2,117 (7,600)

Guided Munitions 18,451* (16,066)

Personnel 51,000 (0)

Ships 90 (14)