Archive: International

Egypt Given Green Light To Buy $1 Billion Worth of Apaches, Weapons

The U.S. State Department has given the go ahead for Egypt to buy 10 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters through a foreign military sales deal worth up to $1 billion. Egypt is bolstering its attack helicopter fleet to fight terrorists on the Sinai Peninsula, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “Egypt intends to expand its […]

Serbian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Airbus H145

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of nine planned H145Ms to the Serbian Air Force and the Serbian Ministry of Interior, the company said Nov. 26. Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth site in Germany to accept the first H145M, Airbus said. Four of the Serbian Air Force H145Ms will […]

Airbus, Safran Name New Chief For Space Launch Venture

Airbus Group and Safran on Monday said they have proposed Andre-Hubert Roussel, who currently runs operations at Airbus’ Defence and Space Group, to be the CEO of ArianeGroup, a joint venture between the two companies focused on the space launch business. Roussel, 53, will take on his new role on Jan. 1, 2019, and will […]

Elbit Completes Acquisition Of IMI Systems

Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. [ESLT] on Sunday said it has completed its $495 million acquisition of IMI Systems, which is also based in Israel, expanding its capabilities in the defense and homeland security space. Terms of the deal include an additional $27 million payment based on IMI meeting certain performance goals. “The synergy between the […]

Qatar Plans to Receive Initial New F-15s in 2021

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar – The Qatari Air Force should receive its first batch of F-15s – the most advanced Eagle to date – in early 2021, a senior service official said Monday. The country expects to receive six F-15QA aircraft – locally dubbed “Ababil” – out of a planned 36 in its initial delivery, […]

Russia Completes Testing of Su-57 Avionics System Upgrade

The communications, navigation and surveillance systems featured on the Su-57 are described by its developers as an integrated avionics “complex” featuring a network centric architecture with a unique approach to embedded computer processing and data transmission. Engineers from the Sukhoi Design Bureau, a design arm of the Russian Sukhoi Corporation in cooperation with Radioelectronic Technologies […]

Trump Remains Bullish on Saudi Arms Sales As Lawmakers Push Bill to Restrict Them

President Trump appears to remain steadfast in his support for Saudi Arabia and committed to pursuing foreign military sales to Riyadh for fear of competition from peer adversaries in a new statement issued Tuesday. In a written statement, the Trump administration lauded the U.S.-Saudi relationship and emphasized the $110 billion in military equipment from companies […]

Lockheed Martin Gets Another $282 Million For MMSC

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] another $282 million undefinitized modification on Nov. 16 for more long-lead-time material and detail design to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships in a sale to Saudi Arabia. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin. The […]

State Department Approves $320 Million NATO Munitions Kit Deal, $624 Million In Missiles Sales With Japan

The State Department has approved a $320 million deal with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency to deliver precision guided munitions kits for select partner nations, as well as $624 million in missile deals with Japan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the three separate foreign military sales on Nov. 16. Under […]