Archive: International

First Lockheed Martin Arrowhead Sensors Installed On Netherlands Apaches

Lockheed Martin [LMT] installed the first two Arrowhead systems on Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches at Gilze Rijen Airbase, Netherlands, the company announced Oct. 10. These installations mark the first time Lockheed Martin has installed the Arrowhead, or Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), system using host nation equipment and […]

Boeing, Thales Take Key Role In Future U.K. Army Program

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) Oct. 5 announced that Thales UK in partnership with Boeing [BA] were selected as the preferred bidder for the role of System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program. The through-life FRES program could have a potential total worth of as much as […]

Marco Pistoni Named Business Management Director For MEADS

Marco Pistoni has been named Business Management Director for MEADS International (MI) and the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. The multinational joint venture MI made the announcement Oct. 4. MI consists of MBDA Italia S.p.A., Lenkflugkorpersysteme (LFK) in Germany and Lockheed Martin [LMT] in the United States. Pistoni joins the program management team […]

Lawmakers Threaten Opposition To Sale of JDAMs To Saudi Arabia

Members of Congress are threatening to oppose the proposed sale of precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia unless the Bush administration can guarantee that those weapons will not be turned on the United States or Israel in the future. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Christopher Carney (D-Pa.) are circulating a letter on the Hill expressing […]

Netherlands Receive First Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missiles

Lockheed Martin [LMT] Oct. 9 announced the delivery of the first PAC-3 Missiles to government and military representatives of the Netherlands recently in a ceremony held at its manufacturing facility in Camden, Ark. The Netherlands became the “launch,” or first international customer, to buy the PAC-3 Missile in 2005, when it purchased missiles through a […]

Lockheed Martin To Sell Hellfire II Missiles To Greece

The governments of Greece and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of additional Lockheed Martin [LMT] precision-strike laser-guided Hellfire II missiles to Greece. The agreement, announced by Lockheed Martin Oct. 2, authorizes the sale of multiple warhead variants of the modular Hellfire II, with options, for the […]

Greece Gives L-3 Communications $18.8 Million For F-16C Sim Trainer

Greece awarded L-3 Communications [LLL] an $18.8 million contract to build an F-16C Block 52+ Aircrew Training Device (ATD) for the Hellenic Air Force (HAF). The pact was awarded through the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center. As currently planned, L-3 will deliver the F-16C Block 52+ ATD to the HAF in 2009. “We are […]

Bahrain Receives New Lockheed Martin Radar

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Oct. 2 it has delivered an AN/TPS-59(V)3B ballistic missile defense radar system to Bahrain. The radar is in use by the Bahrain Defence Force for air surveillance after a successful site acceptance test in August. In May 2004, the U.S. Marine Corps awarded Lockheed Martin a $43.6 million contract to provide […]

Obering Says $85 Million Cut Won’t Severely Damage European BMD Program

Moves in Congress to cut $85 million in funding won’t greatly delay a planned Ground-based Midcourse missile Defense (GMD) program that would be installed in Europe, Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, said last week. In a Pentagon news briefing, Obering said the cut would “absolutely not” be a show-stopper for […]

Marco Pistoni Named Business Management Director For MEADS

Marco Pistoni has been named Business Management Director for MEADS International (MI) and the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. The multinational joint venture MI made the announcement Oct. 4. MI consists of MBDA Italia S.p.A., Lenkflugkorpersysteme (LFK) in Germany and Lockheed Martin [LMT] in the United States. Pistoni joins the program management team […]