Archive: International

Lockheed Martin Awarded $304 Million For Four Norwegian C-130Js

Lockheed Martin [LMT] received an Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) from the U.S. government valued at $304 million for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters, plus initial spares and training, for Norway, the company reported yesterday. The UCA initially funds 50 percent of the program and will allow Lockheed Martin to begin long-lead acquisition […]

Canadian Frigate Deploys With USS Truman Strike Group On Operation Altair

By Geoff Fein For the next six months, the HMCS Charlottetown, will deploy with the USS Truman (CVN-75) carrier strike group (CSG) as part of Operation Altair, the Canadian navy’s contribution to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The deployment of the Halifax-class patrol frigate with the CSG significantly enhances the interoperability of Canadian and U.S. navies, […]

SPECIAL REPORT: China: The Rising Threat

Defense Secretary Gates In China To Question Chinese Military Buildup Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is in China, where he will attempt to get Chinese leaders to explain why Beijing is plunging ahead on a gigantic military modernization program with global reach. Gates also is expected to seek Chinese cooperation in a push for […]

Security Upgrades Completed For 25 Russian Nuclear Warhead Sites

U.S.-funded security upgrades at a Russian Strategic Rocket Forces base in Siberia were completed Oct. 31, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said. Completion of that work means all security work at 25 Russian nuclear missile sites outlined in a 2005 agreement between the U.S. and Russian presidents is finished. The final […]

Israel Requests $1.3 billion In FMS Munitions And Missiles

Israel wants to spend as much as $1.3 billion on missiles, munitions and associated equipment and services, according to a congressional notification Oct. 30 by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Israel has requested a possible sale of 100 anti-ballistic missile Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile Plus; 1,700 Hellfire missiles in three variants, 2,014 TOW 2A […]

U.K.’s Hobson Industries Develops New Armor Solutions

The U.K.’s Hobson Industries Ltd. has developed new advanced vehicle protection solutions for the military to meet the current threat, and recently formed a joint venture with the U.S. firm Paxcon Inc., which makes LINE-X. LINE-X is a polyurethane coating that has added the benefit of a lightweight spall lining that can be applied directly […]

Egypt Requests Tow IIA Anti-Armor Guided Missiles

Egypt would like to spend as much as $99 million on TOW IIA anti-armor guided missiles, equipment and services, according to an Oct. 29 congressional notification by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Egypt has requested the possible sale of 2,000 TOW 2A missiles, plus 28 buy-to-fly missiles, containers, test sets and support equipment, spare […]

General Dynamics UK Team Awarded Assessment Phase For MoD LISTENER Program

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited has been awarded a 10-month, approximately $2 million contract for the Assessment Phase of the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s LISTENER program. LISTENER is a pioneering program with the goal of joining a number of U.K. intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems with coalition partners who can fuse […]

AgustaWestland Helicopters Tapped For New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Minister Phil Goff announced the Cabinet has approved the start of contract negotiations with AgustaWestland, the preferred tenderer for the supply of training-light utility helicopters to the New Zealand Defence Force. “The negotiations for five AgustaWestland A109LUHs and a flight simulator will commence shortly and I expect a contract to be signed […]

Security Upgrades Completed For 25 Russian Nuclear Warhead Sites

U.S.-funded security upgrades at a Russian Strategic Rocket Forces base in Siberia were completed Oct. 31, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says. Completion of that work means all security work at 25 Russian nuclear missile sites outlined in a 2005 agreement between the U.S. and Russian presidents is finished. The final […]