New Arms for Better Control of Yemen’s Borders [Archives:1998/47/Front Page]
A Yemeni military delegation is presently in Warsaw to conclude a US$ 50 million arms deal. Financed by a bilateral inter-government credit facility, the Yemenis will buy 600 military trucks and 12 patrol boats.
Although Yemen has been a regular client of Polish military hardware, this is the largest single deal. Moreover, the value of the deal could rise to US$ 150 million, in a revolving facility that will extend to a few years.
This purchase will strengthen the border presence of the Yemeni armed forces. The multi-purpose trucks will add to the mobility of the army, while the boats will give our men better control over territorial waters.