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Focus at Dubai Airshow Shifts to Military Needs

A number of military purchases announced Monday at the Dubai Airshow, including a $1.27 billion deal for upgraded Saab surveillance systems purchased by the United Arab Emirates, reflect a shift in focus at the biennial event this year from civil aviation to defense. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been leading the war in Yemen against the country's Shiite Houthi rebels since March and are part of the U.S.-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The United...

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