UAE Cleared to Buy F-35A Fighters and MQ-9B Drones
The United Arab Emirates has long sought the F-35 fighter in order to maintain its qualitative edge over its neighbor Iran.
U.S. Air Force F-35As have been operating from Al Dhafra in the UAE for some time. These aircraft from the 421st Fighter Squadron are seen at the base near Abu Dhabi in May, having deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)