United States Approves Possible FMS Of Submarine Hunting UAVs To The UAE

Naval News – The United States’ State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of up to 19 MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.97 billion. The package includes “ASW mission kits” meaning at least some of the aircraft will be the SeaGuardian variant of General Atomics’ MQ-9B.

UAE joins naval security coalition in the Gulf

Defense News – The United Arab Emirates has joined an intentional maritime security coalition to “deter threats to maritime navigation and global trade” in the Arabian Gulf and surrounding waterways.

UAE Naval Vessel Attacked By Houthi Rebels Off Yemeni Coast During Amphibious Operation

War Zone – The attack is one in what has become a long string of strikes by Houthi rebels on vessels transiting the Red Sea.