Archive: International

Two Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucanos fly over Kabul in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

A-29 Aircraft Sale To Nigeria Clears Hill

A controversial proposal to sell 12 A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Nigeria is moving ahead after Congress took no action to block it. The U.S. State Department formally notified Capitol Hill of the potential deal Aug. 2, saying the $593 million transaction, including weapons, training, spare parts and support equipment, would help Nigeria fight terrorist […]

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Australia To Create Space Agency

Australia’s government has decided to form a national space agency to coordinate and lead the country’s space activities, which are scattered across many agencies. Michaelia Cash, Australia’s acting minister for industry, innovation and science, said Sept. 23 that the new agency will help the nation’s space companies grab a greater share of the global market. […]

A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Photo: Boeing.

Boeing Wins $677 Million F-18 Contract and Sale of Super Hornets To Canada

The U.S. government this week awarded Boeing [BA] a modification to a previously awarded Navy contract for full-rate production of 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft while also approving the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 18 F-18s to Canada along with weapons and support equipment. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) award is for nearly $676.6 […]

Elbit Systems and Lockheed Martin officials sign a strategic teaming agreement to work on UK Royal Navy Maritime Electronic Warfare Program (MEWP). (Photo: Lockheed Martin.)

Lockheed Martin And Elbit Team Up For UK Maritime EW Program

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Israel’s Elbit Systems [ESLT] signed a strategic teaming agreement to work together on the UK Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Program (MEWP), the companies said Wednesday. MEWP is a procurement upgrade to the Royal Navy’s electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. It will be delivered in increments and is planned to be fielded […]

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DHS Orders Federal Government To Stop Using Kaspersky Software

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday ordered all federal agencies to stop using Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s software products over concerns surrounding the company’s ties to potential Kremlin cyberespionage activities. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke issued the directive, which allows agencies 30 days to identify any potential use of Kaspersky […]

A Rolls-Royce concept for an autonomous naval vessel deploying drones. (Artists’ concept: Rolls-Royce.)

Roll-Royce Unveils Medium-Sized Autonomous Naval Vessel Concept

Britain’s Rolls-Royce revealed plans to offer a a large autonomous naval vessel for single-role missions on Tuesday. Unlike small drones or unmanned undersea submersibles, the company described the vessel as being able to operate over-the-horizon for over 100 days, reach speeds over 25 knots, and conduct various single-role missions like patrol and surveillance, mine detection, […]

Lockheed Martin's F-16V fighter jet. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

State Dept. Approves $3.9 Billion F-16V Deal With Bahrain

Bahrain is moving forward with the development its fleet of F-16 fighter jets after a potential $3.9 deal for the delivery of 19 new aircraft and the necessary components to upgrade 20 of its F-16 Block 40 to the latest F-16V received State Department approval on Sept. 8 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress […]

Two Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucanos fly over Kabul in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. Commander: Afghan Air Force Living Up To U.S. Investment In Aircraft, Training

Validating the significant U.S. investment in aircraft and pilot training, the Afghan air force is becoming proficient at supporting its own ground troops in combat with only minimal guidance from U.S. personnel, according to a U.S. Army colonel recently returned from leading a brigade through a nine-month deployment to the war zone. “In southern Afghanistan, […]

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AM General Adds $2 Billion To Already Lucrative International Humvee Sales

The international market for wheeled tactical trucks has once again rewarded AM General, this time with $2.2 billion deal to sell thousands of Humvees to allies and partners around the world. Announced Aug. 29, the deal adds another major win to a litany of Humvee sales the company has racked up since the U.S. Army […]