Defence Notes

Saudi and UAE driving GCC defence

14th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Georgina Smith in London


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The two military heavyweights of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are driving defence procurement in the region with recent increases due in part to operations against Houthi forces in Yemen.

With an estimated spend of $87.2 billion, Saudi Arabia had the highest military expenditure ...

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