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Maritime domain demands innovation

The maritime domain remains unrivalled in scope and importance, and managing it is key to maintaining control of major critical infrastructures and trade routes. In his recent address to the…

The Growing Role of Arab Women in Defense

The role of women in the defense industry is changing across the Middle East, but particularly in Saudi Arabia, as successful programs, such as the World Defense Show’s International Women…

As US Navy bats down Red Sea ‘threats,’ analysts see years-old security problem

Riad Kahwaji “The Houthi disruptive capability… is not a new phenomenon,” one expert told Breaking Defense. The American guided missile destroyer USS Mason on Wednesday shot down a drone that a US…

Collaboration is imperative as space defense technology advances

Space is integral to modern defense, enhancing communication, intelligence, navigation, andsurveillance, but international collaboration is essential for peaceful coexistence and development. Space has become an essential component of every nation’s…

The Israeli Gaza campaign: High expectations, big risks and bleak outcomes

Riad Kahwaji Analysts say there are three overarching questions: Whether Israel’s goal of eliminating Hamas is realistic, whether another front in the war will explode, and what the long-term regional…

In nuclear push, Saudi Arabia could play US, China off each other

Riad Kahwaji Saudi Arabia is making a push for nuclear power as part of any US-brokered pact with Israel – and Riyadh won’t be shy about seeking what it wants.…

DRONE EVOLUTION LAUNCHES SENTINEL TETHERED UAV AT DSEI 2023

Drone Evolution launches SENTINEL, its new, tethered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system at DSEI 2023. Designed and built in the UK, SENTINEL has been teamed with Steatite’s MPU5 MESH radio,…

Would US Marines on merchant ships be enough to deter Iran in the Gulf?

Riad Kahwaji The US is bolstering its presence in the Gulf waters, with US Central Command announcing on July 20 that an amphibious ready group, along with some 3,000 sailors and Marines…

Non-US firms are winning big deals in the Gulf. Can Washington reverse the trend?

Riad Kahwaji Over the last four years there has been a clear shift in the Gulf towards buying non-American major defense articles. But regional defense experts do not believe there…

On behalf of Germany, Rheinmetall is supplying Ukraine with a further 20 Marder IFVs

At the behest of the German government, Rheinmetall is once again supplying Ukraine with Marder infantry fighting vehicles. Awarded in May 2023, the order is worth a figure in the…