The turmoil shaking the Middle East and North Africa is creating uncertainty about weapon programs. Several competitions are in doubt, and suppliers are anxious about whether they need to step back from the market. Some of the big traditional arms buyers in the region have been affected by the unrest, including Egypt and Morocco, and commitments to reform could shift spending priorities, observers say (AW&ST Feb. 7, p. 22). And even countries that have not been rattled, like Saudi ...

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