Cooperation between the UAE and the US has been essential to support US interests throughout the region. The United Arab Emirates is home to the Gulf Air Warfare Center at Al Dhafra Air Base, where about 3500 U.S. employees are deployed, and annually provides air and regional missile defense training for about 2,000 participants from 10 nations. UAE ports also provide significant logistical support to the U.S. Navy and together host more Navy ships than any other port outside the U.S. The UAE Air Force operates the most technologically advanced F-16 aircraft of the American construction – Block 60, also known as the “Desert Falcon”. In close collaboration with the United States, the United Arab Emirates has used these advanced aircraft against violent extremists to combat aggression, protect vital sea routes and promote regional stability. To learn more about the F-16 60, click here. The UAE is a major buyer of U.S. military equipment, including our most advanced missile defense systems.
This partnership has improved the UAE`s military capabilities so much that it has become a network security provider for the region. Since 2014, the United States has also allowed the sustainable export of defense items worth more than $7.2 billion to the UAE through the Commercial Direct Selling (CDS) process. Among the best categories of DCS in the UAE are: launchers, aircraft, ammunition and military electronics. During this period, the ministry closed 65 end-use monitoring controls in the UAE. Bilateral security cooperation has expanded considerably since the 1990 Gulf War. In recognition of common strategic interests and priorities, the United Arab Emirates and the United States signed a formal defence cooperation agreement in 1994 providing for joint training and exercises, the pre-positioning of United States military equipment in the United Arab Emirates and the transfer of advanced weapons systems. An updated defence cooperation agreement entered into force in May 2019. The United Arab Emirates and the United States form a common line of defense in a dangerous and turbulent Middle East. The advanced defense systems provided by the United States help the UAE protect its own strategic interests and common strategic interests with the United States. “The UAE is one of our strongest and most capable partners. We value our strong relationship and.
will work to strengthen our cooperation, especially in the area of security cooperation and foreign military sales. The United States and the United Arab Emirates announced that the agreement on mutual cooperation in the field of defense had entered into force, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. A defense cooperation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the United States has entered into force, the UAE`s state-owned WAM news agency said Wednesday during the visit of U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton to Abu Dhabi. The United States and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) on Wednesday announced the implementation of a new defense pact aimed at strengthening military cooperation. . . .