Archive: International

Kuwait To Upgrade Three L-100-30 Aircraft

Kuwait is looking to upgrade three L-100-30 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, with a potential value of $250 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Along with the upgrades to the three L-100-30 aircraft (a commercial version of the C-130 aircraft), the sale includes, modifications, spare and repair parts, support equipment, […]

NATO Parliamentarians Call For Strengthened Role In Afghanistan

NATO parliamentarians Oct. 18 ended their annual session in Reykjavik, Iceland calling for renewed efforts to strengthen the alliance role in Afghanistan and building a closer relationship with Russia. Members from 26 NATO states approved a key resolution on Afghanistan commending the efforts of its members as well as pointing out the weaknesses of the […]

RAFAEL Changes Name, Business Structure

TEL AVIV, Israel–Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is the new name for the Israeli company formerly known as RAFAEL Armament Development Authority, which has been undergoing an extensive assessment and overhaul of its business activities. "I am convinced that the changes that have been implemented, with the full cooperation of employees and unions, will assist Rafael […]

Saudi Arabia Spending $630 Million On LAVs, Humvees

Saudi Arabia is looking to buy a variety of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) and 50 Humvees, as well as associated equipment and services, potentially worth as much as $631 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). In addition to the Humvees, Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale for 37 Light Armored Vehicles […]

New Israeli Missile Warning System Soon Operational

TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel–The Israel Air Force (IAF) unveiled a new application capable of showing precise impact zones from incoming rockets and missiles and officers here said the system would be fully operational in a few months. “It is one thing to know you have incoming missiles, it is another to sound the alarm […]

Oshkosh Truck Receives Second Vehicle Contract From Egypt This Year

Oshkosh Truck Corp. [OSK] announced on Oct. 15 a contract award valued at more than $16 million to provide 35 specially-designed Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) military vehicles to meet logistics and transport requirements set by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. The contract includes the 35 HETs, 35 trailer kits, training services and support, and field […]

U.S. Army Europe Security Cooperation Work Builds Coalition Capability

Theater security cooperation is a major thrust at U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army to build relationships and help build partner capability, according to the commander. "We are missioned by OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] to help build partner capacity–those are the exact words," Gen. David McKiernan, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe […]

U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO, Prepare For Hybrid Threat, Smith Says

Supporting the current fight is the top priority but must be balanced with a consideration of the future threat, according to the retiring commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (NATO ACT). “We must balance our roles between current operations and future operations,” Air Force Gen. Lance Smith, who […]

Egypt Buying $125 Million Worth of RAM Block IA, Support And Service

Egypt is seeking 139 RIM-116B Block 1A Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) with Mk 44 Guided Missile Round Packs (GMRP) as well as associated equipment and services, worth upward of $125 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Along with its planned RAM purchase, Egypt has requested a possible sale of containers, support equipment, spare […]

UAE Seeking $428 Million In Blast Fragmentation Warheads, Missiles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is looking to spend upward of $428 million for 300 AGM-114M3 of Blast Fragmentation Warheads and 900 AGM-114L3 Hellfire II Longbow missiles as well as associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Additionally, UAE is seeking 200 blast fragmentation sleeve assemblies, containers, spare and repair parts, […]