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Red Cat To Showcase Teal 2 Drone Capabilities in Saudi Defense Show

Red Cat is attending the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to provide daily demonstrations of the capabilities of its Teal 2 drone system. The event will run from Feb 4 to 8. Assembled by Red Cat subsidiary Teal Drones, Teal 2 boasts a night vision camera and artificial intelligence capabilities to support military...

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L3Harris, Edge Open Abu Dhabi Service Center for Wescam MX Sensor

L3Harris Technologies said it has opened a new Wescam Authorized Service Center in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates technology company Edge Group. The center will support users of the company’s Wescam MX reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition sensor system, such as the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and other military units...

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US Names Hezbollah, Qods Force Financiers in Lebanon, Turkey

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has blocked the assets and stateside transactions of three companies and an individual based in Lebanon and Turkey for their association with Iranian and Hezbollah-affiliated terror groups. The entities generate funds from selling Iranian commodities, including sales to the Syrian government. Their revenues provide key opportunities for “hundreds of...

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Iran’s Latest Simorgh Rocket Launch Deploys Three Satellites to LEO

Iran has launched three satellites atop its Simorgh rocket. The trio of satellites reached low-Earth orbit, with an altitude ranging from 280 miles to 680 miles, according to the Middle Eastern nation’s Secretariat of the Government Information Council. Keihan 2 and Hatef 1, two of the newly launched satellites, were for communications and navigation. The third...

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Report: Russia May Open Drone Production Facilities in the Middle East

Russia wants to establish partnerships with drone-making companies in the Middle East to boost its drone production capabilities. According to state-owned media TASS, Russia’s defense export agency Rosoboronexport is set to discuss the plan at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi. “Company representatives will speak about broad capabilities in the field of industrial...

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US Sanctions Iraqi Airline Over Alleged Ties to Militia Groups

The United States has sanctioned the Iraqi airline Fly Baghdad and its CEO Basheer Abdulkadhim Alwan al-Shabbani over its ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force. According to a press release from the Department of the Treasury, the airliner has supported the IRGC-QF and proxy groups across the Middle East for years. ...

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Saab To Provide Logistics Support for UAE’s GlobalEye Aircraft Under $190M Deal

The United Arab Emirates has awarded Saab a $190 million contract to provide in-service support for the country’s GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control solutions. Under the three-year agreement, the Swedish company will support the UAE Ministry of Defence’s maintenance, logistics and training requirements for its growing GlobalEye AEW&C fleet. Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of business...

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Canadian Navy Takes Command of Multinational Maritime Task Force in Persian Gulf

Canada has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150, a unit of Combined Maritime Forces that conducts maritime security operations in sea areas outside the Persian Gulf. The Royal Canadian Navy took over from its French counterpart on Wednesday, in which Capt. Yannick Bossu welcomed his successor, Capt. Colin Matthew, during a turnover ceremony. Under...

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GE Vernova Helps Modernize Kuwait’s Main Power Station

GE Vernova has completed upgrades on four gas turbines at the Sabiya Power Plant, the biggest power station in Kuwait, under a service agreement with Alghanim International. According to GE, the Advanced Gas Path upgrades will increase block output by up to 6.3 percent and reduce heat rate by as much as 1.8 percent, increasing power generation...

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UAE To Deliver, Operate Airlock Module for NASA’s Gateway Space Station

NASA will work with the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to develop an airlock module for the Gateway Space Station. The aerospace company will build, deploy and operate the Crew and Science Airlock module for the space station that will be launched to orbit the moon, according to an agreement announced on...

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