U.S. Navy key partner in fight against ISIS

Navy ‘well positioned’ to support fight.

U.S. Navy key partner in fight against ISIS, says Lockheed Martin UAE chief

By Salma el-Shahed

The U.S. navy “is very well positioned to support” the fight against non-state actors such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the chief executive of defense company Lockheed Martin UAE said on Monday.

“In the last 14 years” the Navy has been “the supporting entity and is in a perfect position to provide a safe and secure maritime base, if not information gathering and sharing to support the Arab coalition,” Bob Harward said during a panel discussion at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.

Harward, a retired vice admiral, said the navy’s role was “critical.”

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Source: english.alarabiya.net

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