Archive: International

Northstar Aerospace To Complete Development of Innovative Transmission For Apache Block III

By Ann Roosevelt Northstar Aerospace Inc.’s subsidiary, Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. yesterday announced it received a four year, potential $26 million contract from Boeing [BA] to complete the development and flight certification of an innovative transmission that will be used in the Army’s Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter modernization program. The contract provides for […]

Arrow Missile Defense Components Receive Conference Attention

The Defense Department Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2008 that includes $37 million for producing components for the anti- ballistic missile Arrow in the United States and Israel. In the conference report accompanying the FY ’08 Appropriations Bill, lawmakers agreed to provide $155.5 million for the Arrow missile defense program–a joint United States- Israel effort. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]