The United Arab Emirates Naval Force’s (UAENF) last of six Baynunah-class corvette, Al-Hili, was launched on 6 February, according to the news agency WAM.
This follows the commissioning of the third Baynunah, Al-Dhafra, in December. Work on the sixth vessel began in September 2009.
The first of the class was built in France, with other five constructed by the Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB).
The 88 m vessels is armed with an Oto Malara 76 mm main gun, MBDA Exocet MM 40 Block III anti-ship missiles and Raytheon RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 30 F-16 Block 61 aircraft and to support the upgrade of its existing F-16 Block 60 aircraft for an estimated cost of $270 million. The major Defense Equipment includes 40 20mm M61A Guns; and 40 Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Systems
DynCorp International (DI) has won a new task order worth $4.4 million under the US Air Force Contract Augmentation Program III (AFCAP) to provide engineering design and support services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Russian armed forces will conduct test flights of a drone aircraft from the United Arab Emirates early next year. The unmanned United 40 Block 5 long-range reconnaissance vehicle will be tested to assess whether it meets the militarys operational needs
SAAB is looking to broaden its presence in the Middle East by taking on more collaborations and local partnerships, a senior executive told Defenseworld.net
AMMROC has extended its support for the UAE Armed Forces to ensure the operational readiness for the complete inventory of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. The announcement by AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin, took place during Dubai Airshow 2013 held between 17th-21st November at Dubai World Central
Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket
Tactical Communications Group (TCG) won a contract to provide its Ground Tactical Data Link Systems (GTS) hardware and software components, as well as engineering and operational TDL services, training, and system maintenance, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The award is the first Direct Commercial Sale between the UAE Armed Forces and TCG
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)s air strikes against militants in Libya last week, has brought in focus the military capabilities of this oil-rich Sheikhdom which has never gone to war. The joint air strike conducted with Egypt with support from Saudi Arabia reportedly took Washington “by surprise” with senior US officials telling news agencies that they were “not consulted” about the attacks possibly because American weapons may have been used, violating agreements under which they were sold
For the first time UAE and Egyptian air forces conducted two series of joint air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S
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