Archive: International

Thales Awarded Initial Contract For U.K. FRES SOSI

The U.K. Ministry of Defence Feb. 6 announced it awarded Thales UK an initial six-month contract valued at about $7.8 million to undertake the Systems of Systems Integrator (SOSI) role on the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program. While the contract has been placed with Thales UK, SOSI is a joint team made up of […]

Cross Match Acquires Canadian Firm Labcal

Cross Match Technologies last Friday said it has acquired Canada’s Labcal Technologies in a deal that immediately adds a handheld, wireless card reading and biometric authentication technology that is applicable to various smart credential programs in the United States and national identification programs elsewhere. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cross Match said the […]

France To Buy Lockheed Martin Hellfire II Missiles

The governments of France and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] precision-strike laser-guided Hellfire IIr missiles to France. The value of the contract value and number of missiles were not disclosed. The agreement authorizes the sale of multiple warhead variants of the modular […]

Boeing To Provide Egypt With Apache Longbow Crew Trainer

Boeing [BA] recently said it was awarded a $20 million contract to provide an AH-64D Apache Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT) and life-cycle support to the Egyptian air force. "We are committed to guaranteeing the readiness and safety of our customers," Tony Jones, Boeing vice president, Training Systems and Services, said. "The LCT is extremely successful […]

General Dynamics To Supply Spain With Helicopter Missiles

General Dynamics [GD] European Land Systems recently said its General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas operations in Spain has signed a $64 million contract with the Spanish army for the supply of Air Land (ER) Spike Missile Systems for the HAD Tiger helicopters. The contract calls for the manufacture of 200 missiles and 44 launchers for […]

Russia To Replace Baikonur Cosmodrome In Kazakhstan With Russian Spaceport

Russia eventually will replace the venerable launch facility, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with a new spaceport in Russia, according to CNS, RIA Novosti and Western news media. However, Baikonur will remain a major launch point for Russian spacecraft well into the next decade. The shift could make Russia independent of Kazakhstan in launching spacecraft. […]

Lockheed Martin Gets $35 Million Contract For Brazilian Submarine Mod Effort

Lockheed Martin [LMT] was awarded a foreign military sale contract for $35 million to deliver advanced, open-architecture combat systems to modernize four Tupi-class submarines, one Tikuna-class submarine and one shore-based trainer system for the Brazilian navy, the company reported recently. According to a source, the contract was competitively awarded. However, it is unknown what other […]

Bush Issues Changes To Speed Exports of Sensitive Technology

President Bush ordered changes in U.S. export controls that will accelerate the export of militarily sensitive technology and products. One earlier-announced change already has cut in half the number of export license applications awaiting action at the State Department, the agency stated. While some members of Congress are concerned that the United States may be […]

Boeing To Provide Egypt With Apache Longbow Crew Trainer

Boeing [BA] last week said it was awarded a $20 million contract to provide an AH-64D Apache Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT) and life-cycle support to the Egyptian air force. “We are committed to guaranteeing the readiness and safety of our customers,” Tony Jones, Boeing vice president, Training Systems and Services, said. “The LCT is extremely […]

General Dynamics To Supply Spain With Helicopter Missiles

General Dynamics [GD] European Land Systems last week said its General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas operations in Spain has signed a $64 million contract with the Spanish army for the supply of Air Land (ER) Spike Missile Systems for the HAD Tiger helicopters. The contract calls for the manufacture of 200 missiles and 44 launchers […]