Archive: International

Patriot air defense units are popular Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items. Photo: Raytheon.

Romania Signs Agreement To Buy Patriot Missile Defense System

Romania’s government signed an agreement to buy Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system from the U.S. Army, the company said Wednesday. The agreement, called a Letter of Offer and Acceptance opens Romania to reach initial operational capability (IOC) for Patriot relatively quickly and sets up contract negotiations between the U.S. government […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

Poland Requests $500 Million In AMRAAM and HIMARS Weapons

The State Department approved two separate possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) weapons systems to Poland worth $250 million each, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Nov. 28. DSCA notified Congress of these possible sales on the same day. Poland […]

(Left to Right) Domingo Castro, Indra Defense Systems Director; Lockheed Martin VP Michele Evans; Indra Defense and Security general manager Manuel Escalante; and Lockheed Martin VP Brad Hicks shake hands after signing the Heads of Agreement. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin And Indra Extend S-Band Radar Cooperation For Spanish Frigate

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Spain’s Indra have signed an agreement to extend their cooperative relationship developing an S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Spanish navy’s F-110 frigate program, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday. The agreement also establishes a framework to commercialize the solid state radar for other international anti-air program opportunities. The F-110 […]

Air Force F-22 Operates In Afghanistan For First Time

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor dropped 250-pound Small Diameter Bombs on a Taliban opium processing plant in northern Helmand province Nov. 19, marking the first time the Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built fighter jet has operated in Afghanistan, NATO announced Nov. 20. The F-22 was chosen to hit the drug lab due to its ability to […]

The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command (URC) musters the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to support search and rescue efforts for the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan in the south Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 19. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Helps Argentina With Submarine Search And Rescue

The U.S. Navy deployed several naval and undersea rescue assets over the weekend to help Argentina search for its naval submarine, the A.R.A San Juan  (S-42), in South Atlantic waters. The U.S. is supporting a request from Argentina’s government for international assistance in the search for the missing submarine and possible rescue of the vessel […]

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State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for  Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, […]

Singapore Commissions Two Littoral Mission Vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) commissioned two Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) at Changi Naval Base on Tuesday. The LMVs were developed by the RSN, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, and Singapore’s ST Engineering. The Singapore Defense Ministry said the commissioning of the RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity is a “significant milestone” in […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $170 Million AMRAAM Deal With Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $170 million deal with Norway for the sale of 60 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs).The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes Raytheon’s [RTN] AIM-120 C-7 missiles, as well as 4 AMRAAM guidance section spares. “The proposed […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

Kaspersky Products On Systems Of 15 Percent Of Federal Civilian Agencies, DHS Official Says

Preliminary findings of a mandatory review of federal computer networks for the presence of a Russian-made anti-virus software that may actually pose an information security risk show that the products are on computer systems of about 15 percent of civilian agencies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official disclosed on Tuesday. So far, 94 percent […]

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) along with their strike groups conduct operations with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Three-Carrier Group Conducted Training With Japan And South Korea Navies

The U.S. Navy held two separate international training exercises with Japan and South Korea this Sunday while conducting rare coordinated operations with three U.S. carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific. Last week the U.S. Navy announced the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) were conducting coordinated operations to […]