Archive: International

The HMS Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defence)

New U.K. Carrier Heads To U.S. For F-35B Trials

The United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, started traveling to the U.S. on Friday to test F-35B landings on its deck for the first time. These tests will be the first time a fast jet, or short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL), fly off a British carrier at all in eight years. […]

Lockheed Martin announced a new joint venture to pursue the next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, “TLVS,” for the German Bundeswehr. The joint venture is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system that will transform Germany’s defense capabilities. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Germany Releases Final RFP To Lockheed For First 360-Degree, Networked Missile Defense System

Germany’s defense ministry on Wednesday requested a final proposal from Lockheed Martin [LMT] on the first ever 360-degree, networked integrated air and missile defense system it is building to replace the country’s Patriot missile defense system. Lockheed received the second and final request for proposal (RFP) for the potentially multi-billion dollar TLVS following negotiations with […]

Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Receives $218 Million For First Delivery Of 18 HIMARS To Romania

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a $218 million deal to begin delivering 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers to Romania. The 18 M142 HIMARS launchers are the first of 54 total that Lockheed Martin will deliver under a $1.3 billion foreign military sale with Romania that the State Department originally approved in August […]

Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provincien-class frigate. Photo: Royal Netherlands Navy

Alion Submits Final Proposal For Canadian Navy Ship

Alion Science and Technology on Thursday said its Canadian subsidiary submitted its final bid to the Canadian government for that country’s new warship program, which is worth between $42 billion and $46 billion for 15 ships. Alion, one of three bidders for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), is offering a solution based on the Dutch […]

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson speaks with fmr. U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. Photo: Atlantic Council

UK Could Work with US Aerospace Firms on Tempest Fighter Jet

The United Kingdom is planning to work “quite closely” with U.S.-based aerospace industry partners as it develops its future next-generation fighter aircraft, the nation’s defense secretary said Aug. 7. The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed the design for the Tempest fighter jet – which would replace its fleet of Eurofighter Typhoons by the 2040s […]

Leonardo DRS Expects To Grow Above The Market, Lynn Says

Leonardo DRS is enjoying strong growth and expects to remain above the market average, according to the company’s chief. “This will be our fourth year of what I call above market growth,” which is being driven by organic sales gains, William “Bill” Lynn, CEO of Leonard DRS, said in an Aug. 3 interview in his […]

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018, Feb. 9, 2018, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

State Department Clears Latvia For UH-60M Purchase

Latvia is cleared to buy four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky [LMT] under a potential $200 million deal approved by the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the deal Aug. 3. It includes the four aircraft in standard U.S. government configuration along with 10 General Electric [GE] T-700 engines and […]

A Standard Missile (SM)-2 missile being launched from a naval vessel. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $321 Million In European Naval Weapons Sales

The State Department approved two potential Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for Denmark and the Netherlands to buy a total of $321 million in naval weapons this week. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of these FMSs on July 31. The Danish sale entails 46 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA All-Up-Rounds and associated equipment […]

Mark Aslett, president and CEO of Mercury Systems. Photo: Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems Acquires Rugged Computer Maker Germane Systems

Mercury Systems [MRCY] on Tuesday said it has acquired rugged computer maker Germane Systems for $45 million in cash, adding additional capabilities and customers in the U.S. and international defense markets for C4I subsystems. Mercury President and CEO Mark Aslett said in a statement that combined with its $180 million acquisition earlier this year of […]