Archive: International

Canada To Incur Billions In Losses If Saudi LAV Deal Is Terminated, GD Says

The Canadian government is considering terminating an armored vehicle deal with Saudi Arabia, and manufacturer General Dynamics [GD] on Monday said the decision could cost the country billions in losses. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday he is looking into ending the potentially $13 billion deal to deliver General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada’s (GDLS-C) LAV fighting […]

Boeing, Embraer Agree On Joint Ventures For KC-390, Commercial Aviation

Boeing [BA] and Brazil’s Embraer [ERJ] have finalized agreements on joint ventures for the KC-390 multi-mission medium airlift aircraft and commercial aviation, with the deals expected to close by the end of 2019. Embraer will have a controlling interest, 51 percent, in the joint venture for the KC-390 that will be focused on development, manufacture […]

Airbus Inks New Three-Year Dauphin Deal With Lithuania

The Lithuanian Air Force has renewed the HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search-and-rescue helicopters, a deal under which the aircraft averaged 97 percent availability during the previous three years. The helicopters entered service performing SAR missions in 2015 with a three-year full warranty and Airbus’ commitment to […]

Trump Issues Strategy For Countering WMD Use By Terrorists

The White House on Monday released what it says is the first comprehensive strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by terrorists, putting the focus on deterrence, detection and disruption. In a preface to the National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism, President Trump says the strategy has three main elements. “First, the United States […]

U.K. Reveals Three Type 31e Frigate Builders Shortlist

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday announced the three competitors to build the planned Type 31e general purpose frigate for the Royal Navy. The ministry awarded contracts worth up to $6 million to teams led by BAE System, Babcock, and Atlas Elektronik UK to fund the next stage of their plans. The government […]

Australia Receives First Two Locally Based F-35s

The Australian Defence Force received its first two F-35A aircraft this weekend, becoming the seventh nation worldwide with Joint Strike Fighters on home soil, Lockheed Martin [LMT] said. The two aircraft arrived  at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Williamtown on Dec. 10 local time, the company said. “The arrival of the first F-35 aircraft to […]

Northrop Receives $450 Million for Joint Threat Emitter program

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Thursday was awarded a $450 million contract for production of its joint threat emitter (JTE) electronic warfare threat simulator for the U.S. military and foreign allies. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract includes JTE production end-items, spares, support equipment, testing and training for U.S. agencies and U.S. partner countries, according to the contract […]

U.K. Invests Another $512 Million In Dreadnought SLBM Submarine

The U.K. Defense Minister announced an additional $512 million (400 million British pounds) investment in funding for the nuclear armed ballistic missile Dreadnought-class submarine program on Thursday. The Defence Ministry said this new funding release supports the building phase of the program and will “safeguard” 8,000 jobs that support the submarine program and its supply […]

With New High-Speed Prototype, Russian Helicopters Gunning For Sikorsky’s Raider

The Russian Ministry of Defense has officially approved development of a new high-speed combat helicopter prototype that will be considered a direct rival to the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky [LMT] S-97 Raider. The design of the new helicopter, which includes coaxial rotors and can reach speeds of about 250 miles per hour, was drawn up by […]

Russia Showcasing Mi-38, KA-52K helos at Egypt Defense Show

Russia is showcasing the Mi-38 and KA-52K helicopters at the first annual Egypt Defense Expo this week in Cairo. Rostec, the state corporation that owns Russian Helicopters, said that the medium, multi-role Mi-38 is “one of the most highly automated civilian helicopters in the world.” The KA-52K began sea trials last year for the Russian navy, […]