Agnes Helou was a Middle East correspondent for Defense News. Her interests include missile defense, cybersecurity, the interoperability of weapons systems and strategic issues in the Middle East and Gulf region.
Advanced Communications and Electronics Systems Co. signed an agreement with China Electronics Technology Group Corp., with the two companies announcing their tie-up during the World Defense Show in Riyadh.
After a busy November full of military drills, not least of which took place at sea, Egypt is continuing training into December and throughout 2021, sending a message about its global reach and capabilities.
With an international arms embargo lifted, Iran is likely to start buying armed drones, air defense systems, fighter jets and tanks, according to one expert, with another analyst linking the passage of Chinese defense export legislation on Oct. 28 with the embargo’s expiration.
Analysts are looking forward to potential cooperation among the defense industries of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, following the announcement that the two countries are establishing full diplomatic relations.