Middle East and Muslim manufacturing capabilities? info
Saddam Hussein had proven that you really don't need the overall manifacturing capabilities to build up a large, well equiped army, too bad for him his soldiers didn't really have the will to fight, not to mention we had him totally outclassed (but that's another story).
My question is, does anyone in the region or any Muslim country manifacture any type of weapons or combat vehicles at all? Either their own or through lisence.
Iran is suppose to be coming up with their new Shafaq light/stealth fighter, with the first one slated to roll in 2008. What are the oppinions on how good this plane will be?
Also during the Russian war in Afganistan, Stinger missles were aquired by Iran from the Afganis, these were then sent to China on a tech exchange program, with the Chinese copying them. Does anyone know if the Chinese gave the manifacturing capabilities of these Stinger copycats to the Iranians, or do the Iranians just buy them from China?
What about the Sunburn, are they looking to manifacture this or just buy a few?