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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


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.

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr

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

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

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

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