An Enduring Partnership: The U.S.-U.A.E. Defense and Security Relationship

This study serves as a reference for U.S. defense companies seeking to understand the U.A.E. defense sector, the U.S.-U.A.E. defense and security relationship, and opportunities to do business and partner with the U.A.E. 

This report aims to:

  • Provide insights into key recent developments in the defense and security relationship, including but not limited to, weapons packages, drone attacks on the U.A.E., the war in Ukraine, a new Strategic Framework Agreement, and the diversification of the U.A.E.’s security relationships.
  • Provide an in-depth overview of the history and evolution of the U.S.-U.A.E. bilateral defense and security relationship to include the U.A.E.’s hosting of U.S. military personnel, joint training and exercises, U.A.E. purchases of U.S. weapons, joint confrontation of regional challenges, and counter-terrorism cooperation.
  • Highlight the continued cooperation between the U.S. and the U.A.E. as major security partners and the importance of U.S. companies demonstrating their long-term commitment to partnership with the U.A.E. at this critical time in the bilateral relationship.