Archive: International

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, […]

UAE Seeking $428 Million In Blast Fragmentation Warheads, Missiles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is looking to spend upward of $428 million for 300 AGM-114M3 of Blast Fragmentation Warheads and 900 AGM-114L3 Hellfire II Longbow missiles as well as associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Additionally, UAE is seeking 200 blast fragmentation sleeve assemblies, containers, spare and repair parts, […]

Australia Spending $617 Million For F/A-18E/F Weapons

Australia is looking to spend upward of $617 million on weapons for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The sale includes 43 AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles, 50 AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOW), 18 AN/ASQ-228 (V2) Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Pods, 24 […]

Israel Commits To Civil Airliner Protection Systems

TEL AVIV, Israel–Israel will become the first nation in the world to try to safeguard its commercial airline fleet against missile attacks after the Security Cabinet met here recently to discuss aviation security and decided to invest in Elbit Systems’ [ESLT] MUlti-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC) system beginning in 2008. “The process of reinforcing Israeli planes […]

Air Force Says Reaper Armed Unmanned Aircraft Now Operating In Afghanistan

The Air Force has been using its new MQ-9A Reaper armed unmanned aircraft in missions over Afghanistan since late September, the service said recently. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)-built Reaper is the larger cousin to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has flown extensively in support of combat operations in Afghanistan […]

Australian Defence Funds Eight Emerging Technologies

Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Roger Lough announced Oct. 18 that eight proposals have been selected under the latest funding round for the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program. The CTD Program, managed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), enables Defence and industry to collaboratively explore emerging technology developments and assess their potential […]

NATO Parliamentarians Call For Strengthened Role In Afghanistan

NATO parliamentarians Oct. 18 ended their annual session in Reykjavik, Iceland calling for renewed efforts to strengthen the alliance role in Afghanistan and building a closer relationship with Russia. Members from 26 NATO states approved a key resolution on Afghanistan commending the efforts of its members as well as pointing out the weaknesses of the […]

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 […]