Archive: International

CBP Issues Requirements For Container Security Devices

Customs and Border Protection this week issued a Request for Information (RFI) for existing Conveyance Security Devices (CSDs) mounted inside cargo containers to meet requirements that appear less robust than expected. The requirements, released along with the RFI on Wednesday, seek information on CSDs that can report if, and when, cargo container doors are opened […]

United Kingdom Requests 170 MRAP Vehicles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Dec. 17 notified Congress of a possible $147 million Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles as well as associated equipment and services. The United Kingdom has requested a possible sale of 170 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Category II vehicles, tools […]

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- […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin To Provide AN/TPS-77 Radar To Latvia

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said it received a contract valued at $44 million from the Latvian National Armed Forces for two long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable air surveillance radar systems and options for long-term technical support. The contract included priced options for up to four additional TPS-77 radars for Estonia and Lithuania. In 2003, Lockheed Martin delivered […]

Lockheed Martin In Cooperative Agreement With Biometric Firm Cognitec

Firming up its ability to integrate and offer multi-modal biometric solutions, Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Germany-based facial recognition technology firm Cognitec Systems. "This cooperation agreement will improve our ability to offer our customers a complete and fully integrated portfolio of biometrics technologies," Bob Eastman, Lockheed Martin’s […]

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 […]

Japanese Aegis Destroyer Wins Test By Killing Target Missile With SM-3 Interceptor

The Japanese destroyer Kongo yesterday employed its Aegis weapon control system to guide a Standard Missile-3 to destroy a U.S. target missile. It was the first time that an allied nation has used the Aegis/SM-3 ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in a test. Japanese self-defense forces have moved to develop a BMD capability in the […]

United Kingdom Requests 170 MRAP Vehicles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Dec. 17 notified Congress of a possible $147 million Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles as well as associated equipment and services. The United Kingdom has requested a possible sale of 170 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Category II vehicles, tools […]

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, […]