Archive: International

U.K. Spending $1 Billion For 10 Reaper UAVs

The United Kingdom is looking to spend upward of $1.07 billion for the sale of 10 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI)-built Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported yesterday. In addition to the 10 MQ-9 UAVs, the United Kingdom is seeking five […]

BAE SYSTEMS Selling Electronic Warfare Unit To Cobham

BAE SYSTEMS last month said it has agreed to sell its Pennsylvania-based Surveillance and Attack business to Cobham plc, for $240 million in cash as it de- emphasizes its role as a subsystem provider. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008. Both BAE and Cobham are headquartered in the United […]

Kuwait Spending $328 Million To Replenish TOW-2 Missile Stock

Kuwait is looking to spend $328 million for a possible sale of 2,106 TOW-2A Radio Frequency missiles, as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Along with the 2,106 TOW-2A Radio Frequency missiles, Kuwait is seeking 21 Buy-to-Fly missiles, 1,404 TOW-2B Radio Frequency missiles, 14 Buy-to-Fly missiles, containers, […]

Morocco Spending $2.6 Billion For Aircraft, Equipment

Morocco is looking to spend upward of $2.4 billion for 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Besides the 24 F-16s, which will be equipped with either the F100-PW-229 or F110-GE-129 increased performance engines and APG-68(C)9 radars, Morocco is seeking: five F100-PW- […]

QinetiQ Moves Into Australian Defense Market Through Two Acquisitions

Britain’s QinetiQ yesterday said it has agreed to acquire two Australian defence consulting firms for $17.7 million in cash, marking the company’s first investment in that country as part of its growth plans in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. QinetiQ is acquiring Ball Solutions Group, a subsidiary of United States-based Ball Aerospace and Technologies […]

Singapore Signed Up Under U.S. Secure Freight Initiative

The United States and Singapore have agreed to cooperate on the Secure Freight Initiative, which is a Department of Homeland Security led effort at select foreign ports to scan U.S.-bound cargo for radiological materials, Customs and Border Protection said this week. The Port of Singapore is part of a second group of international ports under […]

DoD Announces Winning Foreign And Innovative Domestic Concepts For FY ’08

An enhanced bomb rack for the F-16 fighter aircraft, new three-dimensional displays for visualization of the battlespace, and a more sensitive biological agent sensor are among the 29 promising domestic and foreign concepts that Pentagon officials have selected to evaluate starting in FY ’08, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced Dec. 13. The concepts will […]

DoD Report Finds Little Reliance On Foreign Sources of Supply

The Pentagon continues to award the overwhelming preponderance of its prime contracts, both in percentage and dollar terms, to domestic contractors, according to the latest report on the subject by the Defense Department’s industrial policy office. In FY ’06 DoD awarded $76.6 billion, or 97.6 percent, in contracts to firms based in the United States, […]

Switzerland To Spend $535 Million On F/A-18C/D Upgrades

Switzerland is looking to spend $535 million for the sale of "Upgrade 25 Program" equipment to enhance survivability and communications connectivity and to extend the useful life of 33 Swiss Air Force (SAF) F/A-18C/D aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. This phase of the F/A-18C/D "Upgrade 25 Program" will include: 20 AN/ASQ-228A(V) Advanced […]

Morocco Spending $2.6 Billion For Aircraft, Equipment

Morocco is looking to spend upward of $2.4 billion for 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Besides the 24 F-16s, which will be equipped with either the F100-PW-229 or F110-GE-129 increased performance engines and APG-68(C)9 radars, Morocco is seeking: five F100-PW- […]