Archive: International

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 […]


Leonardo, Polish Firm Collaborate In Development of New Combat AW249

Leonardo and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) have agreed to collaborate on development of a new combat helicopter, the AW249. The 249 would meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter under the nation’s “Kruk” procurement program. The twin-engine AW249 would be used for air support and armed escort operations. It would have a […]

Raytheon AMRAAM air-to-air missile being fired from F-35 fighter in test in Oct. 2014. Photo: Air Force.

State Department Approves $740 Million In AMRAAM Sales To UK And Denmark

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMSs) for the United Kingdom and Denmark to purchase a combined 228 Raytheon [RTN] AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) worth a total of $740 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the two FMSs on Tuesday. The U.K. approval includes a […]

Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Photo. U.S. Navy

New Zealand To Buy Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft for $1.6 Billion

The New Zealand government on Monday approved a plan to acquire four Boeing [BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for $1.6 billion to replace its six legacy P-3K2 Orion aircraft. The Poseidons will be bought in a direct source procurement through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered […]