Archive: International

Rendering of the huture Hunter-class frigate, based on BAE's Type 26 Global Combat Ship. (Image: Australian Ministry of Defence)

Australia Picks BAE For New $26 Billion Frigate Program

Australia said on Friday it selected Britain’s BAE Systems to build its nine next-generation anti-submarine frigates in its SEA 5000 program, a program worth up to $26 billion to design, build, and support the ships. BAE offered a variant of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Global Combat Ship-Australia, to be the new frigates and Australia […]

Singapore Royal Air Force F-15SG multi-role fighter built by Boeing. Photo: Singapore RAF.

Boeing, Singapore Defense Agency To Develop Analytics For Aircraft Performance

Boeing [BA] and a Singaporean defense agency on Thursday agreed on a joint research and development project on data analytics to better understand how well military aircraft are performing and predict future needs for operations and maintenance. The deal is between Boeing’s nearly year-old Global Services segment and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). […]

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Senate Panel, House Advance FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) and the full House passed their respective versions of the fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill June 28. The Senate panel approved its version by a 30-1 vote, while the House cleared its legislation by a 359-49 vote. Both bills would provide about $675 billion for defense (Defense Daily, June […]

The sea-based Aegis missile defense system. Photo: DoD.

State Department Approves $860.4 Million Deal With Spain For Five AEGIS Systems

The State Department has approved a $860.4 million deal with Spain for five AEGIS weapons combat system for its ship fleet. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sales (FMS) on Tuesday. Spain has also requested six shipsets for Digital Signal Processing, five shipsets for Amazon [AMZN] Web Services computing […]

The first two delivered MQ-4C Triton aircraft at their new hangar at Naval Base Ventura Couny, Point Mugu, Calif. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

Australia Orders Six MQ-4C UAVs For $1 Billion

Australia’s government announced on Tuesday it is ordering an initial six Northrop Grumman [NOC] MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for $1 billion in a cooperative program with the U.S. Navy. The Australian government said the new aircraft will complement its new P-8A Poseidon aircraft by helping undertake intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions; aiding […]

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Elbit Receives Approvals From Israel Government In Deal For IMI Systems

Israel’s Elbit Systems [ESLT] on Tuesday said it has reached agreement with the Israeli government for the tender of state shares related to the company’s pending $495 million acquisition of IMI Systems Ltd., which is also based in Israel. Elbit said completion of the deal is still subject to further government approvals, including by Israel’s […]

The Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Sigma 10514 Frigate. (Photo: Damen).

Saab Competing For Brazilian Corvette Program

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherland’s Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding said on Monday they are working together to jointly compete for four Brazilian Navy Tamandaré-class corvettes (CCTs). If the Brazilian Navy chooses the team, Saab would provide the complete combat system, including the company’s 9LV Combat Management System (CMS). Saab said 9LV is an open architecture […]

A Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) countermeasure firing. (Photo: Rheinmetall).

Rheinmetall Wins Canada Frigate Countermeasure Expansion

The Canadian Navy awarded Rheinmetall a $14 million order to expand the multi ammunition softkill system (MASS) on its cruisers, the company said Wednesday. The Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates currently feature the twin-launcher automated MASS decoy system to protect it from anti-ship missiles. The Canadian order will upgrade its frigate MASSs to be a triple […]