Archive: International

Launches

Ariane 5 Set To Launch Two Missiles, Arianespace Announces An Ariane 5 GS lifter this month is set to launch two satellites into orbit from the European spaceport in French Guiana in South America, Arianespace announced. The two satellites for the record sixth Ariane 5 mission of 2007 reached new milestones in their pre-flight preparation, […]

Newt Gingrich Says Report Iran Stopped Nukes Program ‘Political’

Generals Say Iran Still May Be Fomenting Attacks On U.S. Forces In Iraq A prominent former leader in Congress took issue with both the timing and content of a report, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), that said Iran probably ceased its nuclear weapons development program in 2003. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he thought […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Anything But Iraq. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week said that before the end of the congressional session Democrats were likely to include defense funding in an omnibus spending bill that would be considered before the end of the year. "There probably […]

UAE Buying PAC-3 Missiles, E-2C Upgrades

The United Arab Emirates is looking to spend upward of $9 billion to buy 288 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles as well as associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. In addition to the PAC-3 missile sales, the UAE is seeking 216 Guidance Enhanced Missiles-T (GEM-T), nine Patriot Fire Units that […]

U.K. MoD Orders More Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk UAS

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $4.8 million contract to procure additional Desert Hawk III Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the company said Nov. 28. With a $6.3 million award in April, the contracts are directed at increasing the capability of the British Army. The Desert Hawk III UAS consists of […]

State Department To Delay Sale of Weapons To Saudi Arabia

The State Department last week told Congress it has postponed a request for the sale of GPS-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia until mid-January. The State Department announced the $20 million arms sales package in July as part of a diplomatic effort in the Middle East. In November, the Defense Department told Congress it intended to […]

Marine Corps Makes Recommendation To Limit MRAP Buys To JROC

By Geoff Fein The drop in attacks on Marines in Iraq has in part led the service to re-examine the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles it will buy as the Corps moves toward a mix of larger trucks and smaller uparmored Humvees, the Commandant of the Marine Corps said. The proposal by […]

Electric Tank Delivered to Korea’s Hyundai Rotem

Leo Motors Inc. (LEOM) announced it has delivered an advanced working prototype electric multipurpose strategic vehicle/tank to Hyundai Rotem, one of the largest companies in the Korean defense industry. The multipurpose strategic electric vehicle was developed by Leo Motors and Hyundai Rotem using key technology and systems which could be required for next generation battle […]

KMW To Supply Fennek To Germany, Dingo 2 To Czech Republic

The German Ministry of Defence has tapped Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG (KMW) under an approximately $46.4 million deal to supply 10 new Fennek reconnaissance vehicles to the armed forces’ Joint Fire Support Teams (JFST). The 10 new Fennek vehicles, which coordinate indirect fire from the army, the air force and the navy, will […]

General Dynamics UK Ltd. Collaborates With UWE To Develop Facial Recognition System

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited subsidiary yesterday announced it is collaborating with the University of the West of England (UWE), the Imperial College London, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, Identity Solutions Ltd., and the International Association for Biometrics, to advance facial recognition techniques. The team is researching 3-D imaging techniques as part of […]