Agnes Helou is 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.
The United Arab Emirates recently suspended F-35 acquisition talks amid U.S. concerns over a 5G vendor, but the Middle Eastern country is still carrying on with its network connectivity efforts. Will it circle back to negotiations over the aircraft?
To fulfil this agreement, GAL signed another contract with a separate Edge subsidiary, AMMROC, to perform the maintenance at the latter’s Al Ain facility, which was first unveiled at the 2019 Dubai Airshow.
As the aerospace industry attempts to make a monetary comeback from the pandemic, a notable trend among the helicopter sector is seeing one company militarize commercial variants after a sale is complete.