Archive: International

The block 2 version of the Rolling Airframe Missile during testing. (Photo: Raytheon)

Raytheon Delivers RAM to Mexico, South Korea Tests SM-2

Raytheon [RTN] delivered its first Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher to Mexico this week and saw its Standard Missile-2 destroy aerial test threats in summer South Korean exercises, the company said Tuesday. The RAM delivery is the first to any Latin American country and is part of Mexico’s long-range off-shore patrol (POLA in Spanish) vessel […]

Artist graphic of the Saab and Damen Shipyards team's Walrus Submarine Replacement Program offering. (Image: Saab)

Saab And Damen Reveal Details Of Dutch Sub Offering

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards revealed details on Tuesday about their offering for the Netherlands Walrus Replacement Program (WRES). The Royal Netherlands Navy currently has four Walrus-class expeditionary attack submarines that first came into service in the 1990s. In 2014 the government determined it needed to procure new replacement submarines to enter into […]

Artist's concept of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
(Image: BAE Systems)

Canada Chooses Lockheed Martin Type 26 Team For New Naval Ship

Canada selected the Lockheed Martin [LMT]-led team offering the Type 26 ship as its preferred bidder for the Royal Canadian Navy’s next naval ship, the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). Lockheed Martin partnered with BAE Systems to bid for the CSC with BAE’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS). Other team partners include Canada’s CAE, L3 Technologies [LLL], Canada’s […]

Pilatus PC-9 aircraft leased by E.I.S. Aircraft Operations for aerial training. Photo: QinetiQ

QinetiQ Completes Acquisition Of German Airborne Training Services Company

Britain’s QinetiQ last Thursday said it has completed its $90.8 million acquisition of Germany’s E.I.S. Aircraft Operations, a provider of airborne training services. QinetiQ, which first announced the deal in April, said the acquisition strengthens “our capability integration, threat representation and operational readiness offering to customers, while accelerating our international growth.” QinetiQ also said that […]


Security Agencies Warn Of Foreign Influence Campaigns

Institutions of democracy in America continue to be threatened by foreign influence campaigns led by Russia, China, Iran and others, U.S. departments and agencies warned in a joint statement last Friday. “We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence in democratic institutions and influence public […]

Marines from South Korea, Thailand and the United States set up their assault amphibious vehicles for a group photo at Hat Yao Beach, Rayong province, Thailand, after coming ashore from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Feb. 17, 2018. The Marines participated in an amphibious assault in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold is one of the largest exercises in the Indo-Pacific region and improves the capabilities of participating nations in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Lee Brown)

U.S., South Korea Suspend Another Joint Military Exercise

The U.S. and South Korean militaries have suspended another joint exercise this year as diplomatic efforts continue with North Korea, the Defense Department said Oct. 19. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo suspended Exercise Vigilant Ace, an annual large-scale exercise to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and ROK forces, “to […]

Military Helicopters Significant Part of Projected Helo Sales Rebound, Forecast Says

After five years of stagnation and program delays in key regions of the world, the global military and civil helicopter market is poised for a rebound, according to a recent analysis by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Utility helicopters will account for $50 billion in sales through 2026, attack helicopters–$48 billion, maritime helicopters–$40 billion, and […]

The two versions of 3M's new F70 ballistic helmet. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

3M Launches New Ballistic Helmet Aimed At International Market

3M [MMM] officially launched the F70 new ballistic helmet last week aimed at the international market and featuring improved durability capabilities the company developed while building the Army’s helmet of the future. Terry Griffith, defense business manager for 3M, told Defense Daily several foreign customers have already purchased the new helmet and the company is […]

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) at a 2015 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Photo: Sen. Jack Reed

Bipartisan Calls Increase in Senate to End U.S. Aid to Saudi Forces

Senators on both sides of the aisle are increasingly calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Saudi forces in Yemen and a hold on weapons sales to the Middle Eastern country, and demanding independent investigations into the disappearance of a Saudi writer living in the United States and two recent airstrikes on civilians […]