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Turkeys prime minister has said the Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made military equipment bound for the Syrian Defence ministry. It follows denials from both Syria and Russia that the cargo was illegal. The episode has opened a diplomatic row on two fronts for the Turkish government.
12 october 2012
The BMS factory will not just produce ammunitions for the UAEs armed forces but will also employ and train UAE nationals on research and development and other areas related to the production, maintenance and recycling of the same.
18 february 2011

Abu Dhabi is set to host a record-breaking IDEX edition when the show's 10th anniversary takes place 20 - 24 February 2011 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Addressing the official pre-event press conference in the UAE capital yesterday, Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Head of Committees '&' Spokesman for IDEX 2011 said: "For the first time since IDEX's inception in 1993, exhibitor numbers have gone past the 1000-mark recording 18.2 percent growth over IDEX in 2009, to reach 1060 exhibitors".
01 january 1970
The organising committees of the 2011 edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) has held a meeting to review preparations for the forthcoming event which is being organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in cooperation with the UAE Armed Forces.
02 march 2011

The UAE announced yesterday it has signed defence contracts with a total value of Dh 1.47 billion on the fourth day of the 9th International Defence Conference and Exhibition (IDEX 2009), IDEX Spokesperson Major General Obaid Al Ketbi said today.
01 january 1970
Caracal has signed an important deal in Italy announced Mr. Saeed Al Shamsi, Commercial Director of Caracal LLC, the first state-owned firearm manufacturer in th Arab world.
01 january 1970
Russia will begin deliveries of new Yak-130 combat trainers to Algeria in January 2009, the plane's manufacturer said on Wednesday. "We have a contract with Algeria to supply 16 aircraft," Oleg Demchenko, head of Russia's Irkut aircraft-manufacturing corporation, said at the Berlin Air Show ILA2008. "We are planning to start deliveries in January 2009."
01 january 1970
The United States rendered military services worth a total of $72 billion to six Arab states in the Persian Gulf from 1981 to 2006, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) said on Wednesday.
01 january 1970
Russia has almost doubled annual weaponry exports since 2000, and some experts estimate this year's sales could far exceed the projected figures.
01 january 1970
The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said. U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
01 january 1970