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UAE Deploys Fast Jets to Assab Air Base

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The UAE has deployed Mirage 2000-9 jets to Assab in Eritrea. (Photo: Nellis Airforce base, USA, March 2013)

By Jeremy Binnie | for IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly,

The United Arab Emirates has deployed a combat air group to Eritrea’s Assab airport to support its military operation in southern Yemen, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery shows.

There were nine Dassault Mirage 2000 multirole jet fighters at the airport on 20 October, as well as two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two Bell 407 helicopters, one Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, and two Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop airliners. Continue reading UAE Deploys Fast Jets to Assab Air Base