Archive: International

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S., Iraq, Work To Smooth Foreign Military Sales Process

The United States is working to smooth the path to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) as the government of Iraq works to procure weapons for its national forces, according to a top U.S. official. “We do very much want to see the most efficient functioning of FMS sales for Iraq possible,” Amb. David Satterfield, senior adviser, […]

Singaporean Air Force Orders 12 Additional F-15SG Fighter Jets

The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday placed an order for 12 additional F-15SG fighter aircraft from Boeing [BA], raising the total number of these multirole jets that it is procuring to 24. This order is a follow-on tasking to the original batch of 12 F-15SGs that Singapore ordered in December 2005 for the […]

Boeing Eyes International Chinook Sales

With the CH-47F Chinook helicopter in full-rate production, Boeing [BA] is eyeing international sales, according to a company official. “India is the big potential market for everybody in the business,” Jack Dougherty, director, Boeing H-47 programs, said in an interview Oct. 16. India is projected to be the third largest world economy in the next […]

Boeing Names Hyslop For GMD Program; Bush Warns of Iranian Threat

Boeing [BA] named its Airborne Laser program leader Greg Hyslop to head another ballistic missile defense program, the Ground-base Midcourse Defense (GMD) project, as it confronts significant challenges. Hyslop becomes vice president and program manager of the GMD program that is proceeding well in missile defense tests but faces large national and international political challenges, […]

Airbus Executive Disputes Boeing Criticism of Tanker Bid

Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus North America, yesterday defended his company against attacks on its aerial refueling tanker airframe. The fight between Boeing [BA] and Airbus’s parent company, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS), to make the Air Force’s next aerial refueling tanker is just one battle in a larger war for the […]

Kuwait To Upgrade Three L-100-30 Aircraft

Kuwait is looking to upgrade three L-100-30 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, with a potential value of $250 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Along with the upgrades to the three L-100-30 aircraft (a commercial version of the C-130 aircraft), the sale includes, modifications, spare and repair parts, support equipment, […]