Archive: International

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, […]

RAFAEL Changes Name, Business Structure

TEL AVIV, Israel–Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is the new name for the Israeli company formerly known as RAFAEL Armament Development Authority, which has been undergoing an extensive assessment and overhaul of its business activities. "I am convinced that the changes that have been implemented, with the full cooperation of employees and unions, will assist Rafael […]

Saudi Arabia Spending $630 Million On LAVs, Humvees

Saudi Arabia is looking to buy a variety of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) and 50 Humvees, as well as associated equipment and services, potentially worth as much as $631 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). In addition to the Humvees, Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale for 37 Light Armored Vehicles […]

New Israeli Missile Warning System Soon Operational

TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel–The Israel Air Force (IAF) unveiled a new application capable of showing precise impact zones from incoming rockets and missiles and officers here said the system would be fully operational in a few months. “It is one thing to know you have incoming missiles, it is another to sound the alarm […]

Oshkosh Truck Receives Second Vehicle Contract From Egypt This Year

Oshkosh Truck Corp. [OSK] announced on Oct. 15 a contract award valued at more than $16 million to provide 35 specially-designed Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) military vehicles to meet logistics and transport requirements set by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. The contract includes the 35 HETs, 35 trailer kits, training services and support, and field […]

U.S. Army Europe Security Cooperation Work Builds Coalition Capability

Theater security cooperation is a major thrust at U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army to build relationships and help build partner capability, according to the commander. "We are missioned by OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] to help build partner capacity–those are the exact words," Gen. David McKiernan, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe […]