Contents tagged with UAE

  • French Air Force to begin air patrols over Baltic in 2020

    Chief of Staff of the French Air Force Philippe Lavigne in an interview with an American magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology said that the French Air Force will begin air patrols over the Baltic countries next year.

    "As a part of NATO's plan to assure [our allies] of the support, we plan to help with a task of patrolling the Baltic region in 2020. We plan to deploy Mirage fighter jets in Estonia, as well as to conduct flights of aircraft of distant radar-tracking detection and management, …

  • Russia and Iran prepare for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz

    Russia and Iran are getting ready for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s key oil “arteries” through which tankers from Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait, carry 20 million barrels of oil each day.

     Within the next few months, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the strait, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told IRNA on Monday.

    He explained that for this reason, Russian ships will be arriving …

  • United Arab Emirates buys Russian Kornet and Pantsir missile systems

    The United Arab Emirates has signed a contract with Russia for the purchase of Kornet-E anti-tank missile systems and Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems, UAE Brigadier General Mohammed Hassaini stated at the international exhibition of weapons and military equipment IDEX in Abu Dhabi. 

    “The cost of the contract amounted to 146.92 million dirhams ($ 39.7 million) and more than 45 million dirhams ($ 12.1 million) for Kornet-E and Pantsir, respectively,” TASS quoted the general as saying. He …

  • Media: Plane sent to Russia with Venezuelan gold returned with a billion dollars for Maduro

    The Russian plane, which flew to Caracas and back, returned with a billion dollars for the dictator Nicolas Maduro. Novaya Gazeta reported with a reference to its sources that the gold reserves which the plane flew out of Venezuela were sold.

    Novaya Gazeta reported that the “empty” plane, which flew to Caracas on January 29, in fact carried two crew teams. It first landed in Dubai (UAE) and then flew to the Venezuelan capital after landing in Morocco and Cape Verde.

    It was reported that the …

  • Russia and UAE to create fifth generation fighter together

    Russia will begin to develop a fifth generation fighter together with the United Arab Emirates, RIA Novosti reported, citing Rostec head Sergey Chemezov.

    "Work will begin, probably, in the next year. It’s a complex project, I think the plane will be created in seven or eight years, not earlier," he said.

    Chemezov added that the project is likely to be created on the basis of the Russian MiG-29.

    Russia's plans to create a fifth-generation MiG fighter was first reported at the end of January.