All United Arab Emirates Air Force articles

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    UAE tops up GlobalEye, MRTT orders

    2019-11-19T13:15:00Z

    Saab is celebrating after the United Arab Emirates, its launch customer for the GlobalEye airborne surveillance system, announced its intention to order two additional units of the Bombardier Global 6000-based platform.

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    DUBAI: UAE highlights technology transfer priorities

    2019-11-17T09:16:13Z

    The UAE is looking to use a technology transfer policy to help Emirati companies catch up and position themselves in areas that are seen by many as the future of the aerospace defence industry.

  • GlobalEye Grenada - Saab
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    Saab targets April delivery for UAE's first GlobalEye

    2019-05-24T10:44:29Z

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is on track to receive its first GlobalEye swing-role surveillance system aircraft within the next 12 months, Saab chief executive Hakan Buskhe has disclosed.

  • Second Saab GlobalEye - Saab
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    PICTURES: Saab's second GlobalEye makes flight debut for UAE

    2019-01-07T16:23:24Z

    Saab's second of three GlobalEye surveillance aircraft on order for launch customer the United Arab Emirates (UAE) completed a 2h 54min debut flight from its Linkoping site in Sweden on 3 January.

  • UAE air force Global 6000 - Mark Kwiatkowski/Fligh
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    PICTURE: Project Dolphin surfaces with UAE air force markings

    2018-08-24T10:18:26Z

    ​The United Arab Emirates' secretive programme to adapt a pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets for an unspecified special-mission role has made a significant advance, with the lead example having been moved to the UK Ministry of Defence's Boscombe Down site in Wiltshire for further testing.

  • GlobalEye roll-out - Saab
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    PICTURE: Saab unveils first GlobalEye for UAE

    2018-02-23T09:30:34Z

    Saab has unveiled its first GlobalEye surveillance aircraft, revealing the extensively modified Bombardier Global 6000 business jet in the livery of launch customer the United Arab Emirates air force.

  • UAE Mirage 2000-9s - Dassault
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    Mirage upgrade to boost UAE's defences

    2017-11-15T17:21:27Z

    ​While its years-long search for a future fighter continues, the United Arab Emirates has revealed a plan to modernise its in-service fleet of French-supplied combat aircraft.

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    UAE picks C295 for airlift renewal

    2017-11-15T12:27:13Z

    The United Arab Emirates air force is to update its medium transport capabilities, with a new fleet of Airbus Defence & Space C295s to enter service from late next year.

  • Global Eye 2017 - Saab
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Saab on a high with GlobalEye

    2017-11-06T13:28:51Z

    ​Two years ago, the Dubai air show’s surprise deal followed the appearance of a nondescript press notice, which pointed simply to an “announcement” between the United Arab Emirates air force and Saab.

  • GlobalEye - Saab
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    UAE deal drives interest in Saab's GlobalEye

    2016-05-24T10:47:32Z

    ​Saab has begun work to modify a pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets to its “swing-role” GlobalEye configuration for lead customer the United Arab Emirates.

  • P.1HH Hammerhead UAV - Piaggio
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    UAE announced as first export customer for Hammerhead UAV

    2016-03-09T15:14:06Z

    Piaggio Aero has secured the first export order for its P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned air vehicle, following the United Arab Emirates’ decision to acquire eight of the type.

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    SINGAPORE: Saab introduces GlobalEye AEW aircraft

    2016-02-16T01:29:38Z

    Saab has officially launched a new airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft called GlobalEye, combining its new Erieye ER active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar with Bombardier's Global 6000 business jet.

  • UAE Global 6000 - Saab
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    DUBAI: UAE signs $1.2bn surveillance deal with Saab

    2015-11-09T12:03:37Z

    ​While all the talk in the run-up to the Dubai air show was about the prospects for large commercial orders being announced, it was the United Arab Emirates air force that opened sales, with a surprise, $1.27 billion contract with Saab for advanced surveillance aircraft.

  • UAE A330 MRTT - BillyPix
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    DUBAI: Combat-tested A330 MRTT to get technology boost

    2015-11-07T12:04:04Z

    The United Arab Emirates air force is exhibiting one of its Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transports (MRTT), having gained the ability since the last show to use the phrase “combat-proven”.

  • Archangel Dubai - BillyPix
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    ​DUBAI: Archangel makes show debut

    2015-11-07T09:00:15Z

    US firm Iomax joins a host of other light attack aircraft producers at the Dubai show, with its Archangel - a modified Thrush Aircraft S2R-T660 turboprop - on display in the static park.

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    ANALYSIS: Middle East strengthens fighter fleets in light of militant threat

    2015-11-07T06:20:06Z

    Terrorism is not a new threat for Middle Eastern air forces to contend with, but the rapid rise of Islamic State militants in the region has laid unexpected pressure on the nations and their allies, following the draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • UAE C-130H - BillyPix
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    DUBAI: Lockheed retains hopes of replacing UAE Hercules fleet

    2013-11-22T16:10:00Z

    ​Lockheed Martin still has hopes of seeing the United Arab Emirates replace its current fleet of C-130H Hercules and L-100 transports with new-generation C-130Js.

  • UAE F-16 - BillyPix
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    DUBAI: Continued investment key to security, says UAE air force chief

    2013-11-16T11:37:35Z

    ​It might not be ready to announce the selection of a new fighter yet, but the United Arab Emirates is firmly committed to continuing its policy of making major military investments, its senior air force official says.

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    DUBAI: UAE fighter contest heats up

    2013-11-16T11:18:00Z

    Speculation is mounting that the Dubai air show could include a significant development in the United Arab Emirates’ contest to acquire 60 new fighters.

  • F-15SA - US Air Force
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    Gulf states request air-launched weapons worth $10.8 billion

    2013-10-18T13:28:23Z

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are seeking to acquire advanced air-launched weapons worth a combined $10.8 billion to equip their respective fleets of Boeing F-15 and Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters.