Archive: International

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Lockheed, Northrop Partnership Brings In $170 Million For Apache Radar Upgrades

The Longbow, LLC joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] has sealed a $170.5 million deal to provide the U.S. Army and three other nations with AH-64E Apache gunship radar upgrades. Announced July 18, the contract is for Longbow fire-control radar (FCR) mast-mounted assemblies, radar electronics units (REU) and spares under lots seven […]

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Israel Aerospace Industries officials following the signing of their new cooperation agreement. Photo: IAI.

Sierra Nevada, Israel Aerospace Industries Developing New UAS For U.S. Market

Sierra Nevada Corp. announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to develop a new tactical Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the U.S. market. Under the strategic cooperation agreement, SNC is responsible for system integration on the IAI-built VTOL UAS, which would be developed to assist […]

A Multi Mission Combat Ship, based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat shi, with an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. Lockheed has started working on four ships for Saudi Arabia. (Artist rendering: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Nabs $451 Million In More Long-Lead Work On Saudi Surface Combatants

The Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $451 million modification for the long-lead-time and detail design to support building four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships for a sale to Saudi Arabia. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in […]

The StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II. (Photo: Raytheon)

Raytheon Announces Milestones For SDB II, Joint Strike Missile, And Digital HUD

Raytheon [RTN] announced three milestones for defense products Monday during the start of the Farnborough International Airshow outside London, including the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II, Joint Strike Missile, and an F-16 heads-up display (HUD). The SDB II, now known as the StormBreaker bomb, entered operational testing as of Monday after the weapon completed a […]

Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system. Photo: Raytheon

Trump Administration Pushes Arms Sales At Farnborough; Offering Patriots To Turkey

President Donald Trump on Friday approved the implementation plan of his administration’s reforms to the Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy, an attempt to push more international defense trade deals. The policy change is intended to better align conventional arms transfers with U.S. national security and economic interests. The White House first announced policy changes last […]

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo by Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Targets $80 Million Price Tag For F-35 By LRIP 14

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW–Lockheed Martin [LMT] has reached a “handshake” agreement on the low-rate initial product lot 11 (LRIP 11) contract for the F-35, according to a program update provided by a company executive on Monday at the Farnborough International Air Show. The company will not confirm specifics of the new deal until the agreement is […]

Boeing received a $986 million award from the U.S. Air Force for services for the C-17. Photo: Air Force.

Boeing Tallies $2.1 Billion In Services Orders At Farnborough

Boeing [BA] on Monday said its Global Services segment racked up $2.1 billion in potential new orders and agreements from commercial and government customers worldwide, including a nearly $1 billion deal with the U.S. Air Force for training services for the C-17 transport aircraft. All in all, government orders and agreements are worth up to […]

A U.S. Navy MH-60R Helicopter using an AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) system as an integrated dipping sonar system. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Report: Mexico to Cancel MH-60R Deal

Mexico’s president elect, set to take office Dec. 1, will reportedly cancel the country’s planned purchase of eight Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told legislators Wednesday that he would cancel the contract for the Sikorsky-built utility helicopters as a part of sweeping cost-cutting measures, according to Reuters. The $1.2 billion deal […]

Chris Kubasik, chairman, president and CEO of L3 Technologies. Photo: L3

L3 To Acquire Two Information Security Firms Based Outside U.S.

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire two companies that it said will strengthen its cyber defense capabilities, particularly for intelligence and classified missions. L3 said it will pay $200 million for the companies, which will be combined as L3 Trenchant, and that the deals include a $32 million earn out […]