Archive: International

Surrey-US' products include earth observation payloads. Photo: Surrey-US

General Atomics Acquires U.S.-Based Operation Of Surrey Satellite Technology

General Atomics (GA) on Monday said it has acquired the majority of assets of the Colorado-based operation of Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to support the growth plans of its Electromagnetic Systems Group (EMS) in the development and delivery of small satellite and advanced payload systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SSTL […]


NATO Briefs Industry On Over $817 Million In Air And Missile Defense Opportunities

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on Monday briefed North American and European industry on over $817 million in upcoming air and missile defense program business opportunities in 2018 and later, the alliance said. The NCI Agency said that projected requirements for the next decade could further “significantly increase” that initial estimate. These opportunities […]

Patriot air defense units are popular Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items. Photo: Raytheon.

Sweden Chooses Patriot To Upgrade Air And Missile Defenses

The Swedish government has decided to start negotiations on procuring Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system for upward of $1.2 billion, the government said Tuesday. The Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) and Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) have been evaluating medium-range surface-to-air defense systems for Sweden since the parliament concluded a 2015 defense framework […]

Lockheed Begins Delivering F-35 Simulators To U.S. Allies

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] has begun delivering full-mission simulators for the fighter jet to foreign customers, the company announced Nov. 6. The Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian air forces have become the first international recipients of the pilot-training system, which features a virtual cockpit in a 360-degree dome, Lockheed Martin said. The simulator […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Lockheed Resumes F-35 Deliveries After One-Month Suspension

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has resumed delivering F-35 Lightning IIs to its U.S. and foreign customers after a production quality problem halted those transfers for a month. The problem surfaced when a small amount of corrosion was found under a fuselage panel of an F-35A, the fighter jet’s conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant, during routine maintenance at Hill Air […]

State Dept. OK’s $1.1B Support Package For Qatar’s F-15QAs

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of $1.1 billion worth of construction, cybersecurity and force protection to Qatar to support the country’s F-15QA multi-role fighters. The potential deal includes facilities for alert, cyber, force protection, maintenance, training and squadron operations functions. It also contains hangars, hardened shelters, parking/loading ramps, taxiways, weapon storage […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves AMRAAM Sale To Canada

The State Department has approved a potential $140 million sale to Canada of AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) for deployment on Royal Canadian Air Force F/A-18 fighter aircraft. The Foreign Military Sale, which still requires congressional approval, includes up to 32 missiles, up to 18 captive carry air training missiles, up to four […]

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery fires an interceptor missile. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Foreign Minister: South Korea Not Considering Additional THAADs

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday that the administration of President Moon Jae-in is not considering additional deployments of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, according to Korean press reports. Kang disclosed this policy decision in a statement to the legislature during a parliamentary audit of the ministry. This […]

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The Armored Group Acquires German Vehicle Armoring Companies

The Armored Group (TAG) two German-based vehicle armoring companies in a deal it says complements its current capabilities, expand its production footprint internationally and its market share in Europe. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. TAG, which is based in Phoenix, armors a range of vehicles types for law enforcement and federal agencies, and […]