A member of the UAE royal family, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 27, was injured while four soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed while on duty in Yemen’s shabwa Province on August 11.
Two others were also hurt when the helicopter went down the cause of which was described as mechanical failure by UAE’s National newspaper. The UAE Army is part of the Saudi-led coalition which is fighting a brutal war against the Houti Shiite rebels who had earlier deposed Yemen’s Sunni president.
Prince Sheikh Zayed is the grandson of the country's founding father and has served in the elite Presidential Guard.
The funerals of four UAE soldiers who died in a helicopter crash in Yemen on Friday took place on Saturday night.
The helicopter was on “a regular mission” in Shabwa province in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign targeting Shiite rebels there, the newspaper said.
A report in Iran’s Press TV said quoting Yemen's official Saba news agency, the chopper crashed in the Amqeel area of Ar Rawdah district in the south-central Yemeni province of Shabwah on Friday afternoon.
It showed the photograph of a crashed chopper which it claimed was the UAE Armed Forces helicopter.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of 28 AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters and 9 new AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters estimated $3.5 billion to the United Arab Emirate
A United Arab Emirates military helicopter crashed into the sea on Sunday, killing two crew members, the countrys armed forces said in a statement. The aircraft crashed “during a routine flight over international waters, causing the death of its pilot and co-pilot,” said the statement on the official WAM news agency
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Russian Helicopters is likely to commence talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the possibility of joint manufacturing of Helicopters in the Gulf Arab state. The companys director general Alexander Mikheev was quoted by Sputnik News as saying, “We are holding talks and see that here we can make several major, interesting investment programs together with the local partners, which are ready to open their market for our joint helicopter projects in the future
The United Arab Emirates have shown interest in purchasing Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and will likely sign the contract with Russia for atleast dozen jets by this year end, a Russian news agency reports. "They want a lot, over a squadron but the exact number will be specified in the course of negotiations that may be held in November during an air show in Dubai," a source in the system of military and technical cooperation told
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