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IDEX 2021: Spotlight shines on procurement programmes

22nd February 2021 - 14:34 GMT | by Harriet Haywood, Ilker Aktaşoğlu, Sonny Butterworth in London

Data and case studies from the Shephard Defence Insight team illustrate the state of play in Middle Eastern defence procurement.

Although global supply chains continue to come under pressure with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging — and as Middle Eastern countries turn to domestic industry to meet more of their needs —there remains sufficient demand in the region for ‘big ticket’ programmes.

Whatever the demand, however, domestic political attitudes in Western countries represent a complication.

With IDEX 2021 and NAVDEX 2021 as the backdrop, Shephard Defence Insight analysts Harriet Heywood,  Ilker Aktasoglu and Sonny Butterworth look into some of the key national programmes in the naval, air and land domains respectively.

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