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IDEX 2019: GCC Countries step up naval programmes seeking Gulf, Arabian Sea influence (video)

11th February 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Kate Martyr, Richard Thomas in London

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GCC countries have stepped up their naval development programmes as competition for influence in the Gulf and Arabian Sea increases. 

Notably, the UAE's Abu Dhabi-class corvettes are typical of the increase in capability in the region, while the Saudi Arabia pursues the advanced LCS-derived MMSC platform. International forces are also doubling down on the region.

Kate Martyr

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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