German arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) wants to export over 70 Leopard tanks to Oman, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Thursday.
Germany's arms exports have come under scrutiny because of the
Germany defended on Friday a decision to allow the export of tanks and artillery to Qatar, saying it was confident the arms would not be used in a war in Yemen between government supporters and the Iran-allied Houthis.
Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Baghdad government and its Western backers.
After Ramadi fell on S
Bahrain has signed BD13 million ($33.8 million) contracts with two local companies for the installation of ground storage tanks as part of the second phase of its water transmission development project, which is financed by the Kuwait Fund for
General Dynamics Land Systems, a leading manufacturer of armoured weapon systems, has been awarded $187.5 million contract for conversion of its 44 M1A1 and 40 M1A2 Abrams tanks to the Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) configuration.
The Foreign Milit
German defence firm Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) won a contract to supply more than 50 Leopard 2 tanks and about 20 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers to Qatar, a defence source told Reuters on Thursday.
Arms exports are a sensitive
UN mediator Kofi Annan warned on Saturday that the conflict in Syria would enflame the Middle East and beyond unless world powers agreed on a peace plan but the US said foreign ministers meeting in Geneva might fail in that task.
Saudi Arabia wants to buy 600 to 800 Leopard battle tanks from Germany, at least twice the number previously expected, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
A deal for around 300 tanks was about to be signed, Bild am Sonntag newspaper sai
Syria said on Sunday it wants "written guarantees" that insurgents will stop fighting before it implements a troop pullback agreed by President Bashar Al-Assad, putting the likelihood of an imminent truce into doubt.
Foreign Ministry spoke