Middle East

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An in-depth look at Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA fleet

Key.Aero provides an in-depth look at Saudi Arabia’s Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Strike Eagle fleet and charts the delivery of its 84 new-build multi-role fighters over the last five years

UAE orders two additional GlobalEyes

The UAE awarded Saab a follow-on contract, worth US$1.018bn, for the acquisition of two additional GlobalEye multi-domain AEW&C aircraft on January 4

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F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

The only country left flying the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is the troublesome Middle East nation of Iran. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the past, present and future of the Persian Tomcat

Spangdahlem F-16s deploy to the Middle East

Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons from the USAF’s 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed to the UAE on November 12

Boeing secures $9.8bn Saudi F-15 support contract

Boeing will provide modernisation and sustainment services for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 multi-role fighter fleet after it was awarded a US$9.8bn contract by the US Department of Defense on November 10

US approves $23bn F-35A, MQ-9B and munition sale to UAE

The US State Department announced on November 10 that it has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of F-35A Lightning IIs, MQ-9Bs and munitions to the UAE

Italian Predator Bs pass flight milestone in Kuwait

Italian Air Force MQ-9A Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS), currently deployed at the Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait, have passed 10,000 flight hours in support of military operations in the region.

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COVID-19: View from the Middle East

Dominated by the ‘big three’ of Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad, the region’s aviation industry has not escaped the global COVID-19 crisis....

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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.

AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East

In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.