Archive: International

A Harpoon Block II + missile on the wing on an F/A-18 aircraft before a test launch in 2016. (Photo: Boeing)

State Department Okays $735 Million In Naval Missiles To Finland

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Finland for Harpoon Block II and Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSM) naval missiles worth $735 million total. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of both approvals on Monday. The first and larger sale covers $622 million for 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus […]

An MK 15 Baseline 2 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS). Photo: U.S. Navy

Raytheon Wins $574 Million Canadian Contract To Upgrade Naval Defense Systems

The Canadian Ministry of National Defence announced last Friday it awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $574 million contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. The CIWS is a rapid-fire radar-guided gun system that protects naval vessels against close in threats like missiles, aircraft, and small ships. It is currently installed […]

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

House Science Chairman Threatens Subpoena For Kaspersky Ban Documents

The chairman of a House science panel informed the Department of Homeland Security he may issue a subpoena for documents related to the department’s Kaspersky Lab software ban if officials skip another deadline. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (SSTC) Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent a letter Thursday to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reiterating his […]

The future NISAR satellite. Photo: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Astro Aerospace Completes Review Of Radar Antenna Reflector For Future NASA-ISRO Satellite

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Astro Aerospace successfully completed a critical design review of its AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for use on a future satellite project between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Northrop Grumman said on Monday. Astro Aerospace will now begin the build phase of its radar antenna reflector […]

C-17. Photo: Air Force.

Qatari Military Eyes Unmanned Systems

Qatar’s military, which has acquired a host of manned weapon systems from the United States and other countries in recent years, wants to add unmanned technology to its arsenal. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Qatar’s defense minister, said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29 that unmanned systems “are the future” and that […]

BTP supports MILSTAR EHF command post antenna systems. Photo: BTP Systems

Serco Acquires BTP Systems To Add C5ISR Capabilities

Britain’s Serco Group has completed its $20 million acquisition of U.S.-based BTP Systems in a deal that deepens its expertise in satellite communications and radar engineering services. The deal was first announced last October. BTP, which is based in Massachusetts, had about $20 million in sales last year and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and […]

Raytheon Chief Financial Officer Anthony "Toby" O'Brien said the company's capital expenditures will increase 50 percent in 2018. Photo: Raytheon

Raytheon’s Earnings Drop In Fourth Quarter On Tax Bite; Sales Up

Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower earnings in its fourth quarter stemming from provisions in a new tax law and to a lesser extent a voluntary payment into its pension plans but sales were higher and the company is projecting top and bottom line increases in 2018. Net income tumbled 29 percent to $393 million, […]


World Economic Forum Announces New Global Centre For Cybersecurity

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking the next step after listing cyber security as one of its top global risks for 2018 with the launch of a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity in the Spring. The new center, announced Wednesday at the WEF’s annual forum in Davos, Switzerland, will be based in Geneva and […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

State Department OK’s $6.5 Billion Sale Of 34 F-35s To Belgium

The State Department approved a possible $6.5 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Belgium for 34 Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) F-35A variants. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) told Congress of the certification on Friday. Belgium requested 34 Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35s along with 38 Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines (34 installed, four spares), […]

Photo: Raytheon

State Department Okays $500 Million Patriot Support Deal With Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a possible $500 million deal with Saudi Arabia to provide continued support for the country’s Patriot missile defense systems. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Wednesday of the foreign military sale (FMS). Saudi Arabia has requested continued assistance and support for its Patriot Legacy Field Surveillance Program […]