US to be offered base in return for attack aircraft?
American defence groups are dive-bombing on Tunisia with self-interested backing from the Pentagon. According to our information, two light attack aircraft supply programmes have been launched simultaneously and one of them could open the way to a permanent American military [. [...]
The army tightens up Sonatrach's air defences
Five years after the In Amenas hostage drama, the Armee Nationale Populaire (ANP) is turning to Lockheed Martin and Leonardo to help it improve surveillance of Algeria's borders… and the installations of national oil group Sonatrach, which will be contributing [. [...]
The air force could get Italian spy planes
The Tunisian military's plans to acquire spy-planes, as anti-terrorist operations are increasingly carried out across the country, have raised the hopes of Italian defence group Leonardo. According to our sources, the Rome-based firm recently offered the Tunisian general staff at least [. [...]
Essebsi sets up a shadow government to bypass Chahed
President Beji Caid Essebsi ("BCE") has unleashed a secret weapon aimed at further isolating his prime minister, Youssef Chahed. With tension between the two increasing as the 2019 presidential elections approach (MC 1269), "BCE" has set about turning the National [. [...]