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Export of Jaguar aircraft from UK to Saudi Arabia, 1973 Jan 01 - 1973 Dec 31
This file contains correspondence relating to: The sale of French arms to Saudi Arabia, including reference to: a report of an $800 million arms deal; the sale of thirty Mirage aircraft; and a signed contract between France and Saudi Arabia for the supply of thirty tanks Possible French arms sales to Egypt French policy for the sale of arms to the Middle East Media coverage of the French Defence Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia in September 1973, to sign an agreement to strengthen cooperation between France and Saudi Arabia, more specifically the status of the French armour mission
Saudi Arabian air defence scheme, 1973 Jan 01 - 1973 Dec 31
This file is part A of a series of files relating to the Saudi Arabian Air Defence Scheme (SAADS), where the Saudi Arabian government signed a letter of intent, agreeing to buy aircrafts, training, maintenance and military equipment from three British companies overseen by HMG. These companies, known collectively as the Saudi Arabian Defence Consortium (SADC), are: British Aircraft Corporation Limited (BAC), Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) and Airwork Services Limited.
Air defence scheme, 1968 Jan 01-1968 Dec 31
This file concerns HMG's run of difficulties with the Saudi Arabian Government over the Saudi Arabian Air Defence Scheme (SAADS). This was due to Saudi dissatisfaction with the Saudi Arabian Defence Consortium (SADC). The SADC is comprised of three British companies that supply the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) with aircrafts, training, maintenance and military equipment in accordance with the SAADS: British Aircraft Corporation Limited (BAC), Associated Electrical Industries (AEI), Airwork Services Limited.
Arms stockpile and their disposal: photographic sortie over Yemen, 1967
This file contains correspondence relating to: A telegram from W P Cranston in Jeddah to the Foreign Office on military developments, including reports on a number of raids by unidentified aircraft on 11, 12 and 13 May 1967, the difficulties of the Saudi Arabian radar system in picking up the enemy aircraft, as reported by the Saudi Arabian Army and Airwork Services Limited at Najran and Khamis Mushait respectively; the failure of the Saudi crew of a Hawk missile site at Jazan to engage two MiG aircraft; the presence of an Egyptian infantry brigade, supported by a tank regiment, at Midi
Supply of aircraft and missiles, 1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Letter from J F Mayne to A Ibbott on action being taken to provide the technical backing to support the Lightning programme of Kuwait Air Force (KAF), based on discussions with Wing Commander B R A Cox and British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Letter from R B Lord of the Ministry of Defence to the Chief of the Military Affairs Office for the Kuwait Government Mohammad Khalaf providing the Ministry's estimates of the cost of ferrying the fourteen requested Lightning aircraft from the UK to Kuwait Assurance of the Kuwait Military Affairs Offi
Visit by Bob Mellish, minister for Public Building and Works, 1968
This file relates to visa applications and visits to the Gulf by various people.
Air force: supply of Canberra bombers and supply of Lightning interceptors, 1963
This file contains correspondence relating to: Sale of Canberra bomber aircraft by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) to Saudi Arabia and the background to reasons for refusal of an export licence.
Civil aviation in the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait and Sharjah; clearance of charter and non-scheduled flights by Saudi Arabia, Middle East Air Line and Air Liban aircraft. Code GA file 59, 1952
This file contains correspondence relating to: Procedure for clearing chartered and private flights by foreign aircraft to and from Bahrain, Kuwait and Sharjah (1) Charter flights from Beirut to Kuwait (2) Unauthorised charter flights from Beirut to Kuwait made by Middle East Airlines Company (MEAL) (3) Supply of aviation fuel and oil to civil aircraft at Masirah Island (5) Non-scheduled flights unauthorised by MEAL and traffic rights at Kuwait (6) Clearance of charter flights by Saudi Arabian aircraft (7) Records of discussions on civil aviation in the Gulf (8) Cleara