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UAE: US missile purchases, DCA signing

The ever closer defence and security relationship with the United States was underlined during a visit to Washington of the strategy’s architect Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) and the signing on 8 May of a Defence Co-operation Agreement (DCA).The State Department has also announced approval of a request for the UAE to buy $2bn-worth of Patriot missiles from Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

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