Archive: International

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 […]

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- […]

Australia Accepts First MRH-90 Helicopters

The first two Australian Defence Force MRH-90 Multi Role helicopters (MRH) this week were accepted into service, Hon. Greg Combet MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, said. Acquired under Project AIR 9000, a total of 46 MRH 90s will ultimately replace the Navy’s Sea King and Army’s Black Hawk fleets in the coming years. "The […]

Boeing Signs 10 Year MoU With Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Boeing [BA] and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced Dec. 20 signing a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to bring more than $1 billion of new aerospace manufacturing work to India. The agreement, signed in New Delhi by Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Ashok Baweja, chairman of HAL, […]

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

The Japanese destroyer Kongo this week 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 […]

Boeing Signs 10-Year MoU With Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Boeing [BA] and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced Dec. 20 signing a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to bring more than $1 billion of new aerospace manufacturing work to India. The agreement, signed in New Delhi by Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Ashok Baweja, chairman of HAL, […]

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 […]

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

Lockheed Martin [LMT] recently 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 […]

Chilean Air Force Selects Bell 412 Helicopter

Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] said it recently hosted a high ranking delegation from the Chilean Air Force (FACH) for a contract signing ceremony in which Gen. Julio Escobar committed the FACH to purchase 12 Bell 412 4 axis helicopters. Gen. Escobar, head of the FACH, said, "We evaluated several helicopters and feel the 412 will […]