Regional powers adjust defence plans in face of Iranian drone and missile threats

Issue 1121 - 04 Mar 2021

The United States and its Gulf allies are making rapid changes to their defence planning to deal with the threat from Iranian-designed cruise missiles and ‘suicide’ drones, which could become even more potent as Iran and its proxies develop longer-range systems. Defence spending, including investment in local industries, continues apace across the region, driven by the Gulf monarchies’ senior leaderships.

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