29 Nov '15, 7pm

FMS Concerns, Complaints Dominate Dubai Airshow

FMS Concerns, Complaints Dominate Dubai Airshow

Grounded? An F-15E sits on the tarmac while the UAE's Al Fursan aerobatic display team performs at the 2015 Dubai Airshow. (Photo: Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang/US Air Force) 9 CONNECT TWEET 8 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — US industry figures have warned for years that American military goods could be supplanted by cheaper, faster competitors. But at the Dubai Airshow in November, the threat suddenly took on greater urgency with industry and government officials alike telling Defense News that Gulf partners are threatening to look elsewhere for key military technologies. Driving the demands from Gulf partners: ongoing operations in Yemen and Syria that are wearing down older systems and revealing capability gaps that need to be plugged quickly. And the US process, partners say, is not moving fast enough. "The frustration level in this region that we ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/policy-budget/in...

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