Archive: International

The Saab AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. (Photo: Saab)

Navy Looking At Saab For Interim Anti-Sub Training

Sweden’s Saab announced Monday it will demonstrate its AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system for the U.S. Navy as the service looks into an interim solution to replace its aging ASW target. The announcement came ahead of the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium. The Navy has been using the MK 30 Mod 1 ASW target […]

Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves Possible $133.3 Million Missile Deal With Japan

The State Department has approved a possible $133.3 million deal with Japan for four Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Tuesday of the foreign military sale (FMS). “If concluded, this proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States by enhancing […]

Harpoon missile

State Department Approves $98.4 Million Missile And Torpedo Deal With Mexico

The State Department has approved a possible $98.4 million deal with Mexico for six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, 23 Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and six MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Friday of the foreign military sale (FMS). “Mexico […]

An F-16V. (Lockheed Martin photo)

State Department Approves $62 Million Deal With Oman For F-16 Command and Control Software Upgrades

The State Department has approved a possible $62 million deal with Oman to support operational flight profile software upgrades for its F-16 fleet. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Friday of the foreign military sale (FMS), which also includes Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) command and control systems updates and Mode 5 […]

Boeing's P-8. Photo: Boeing

India Awards Boeing $251 Million Contract For P-8 Poseidon Training

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved a $251 million contract to Boeing Global Services [BA] to procure the P-8I Training Solution, including a 10-year comprehensive maintenance service, the government said Thursday. The P-8I is India’s variant of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, which the U.S. Navy uses as a long-range maritime patrol and reconnaissance missions […]

Boeing's F-15. Photo: Boeing.

Boeing Gets Contracts To Build F-15s For Qatar, KC-46 For Japan

Boeing [BA] has formally snagged two major foreign orders for military planes: F-15QA fighters for Qatar and a KC-46 tanker for Japan. The Pentagon announced Dec. 22 that Boeing was awarded a $6.2 billion contract to build 36 F-15QAs for the Qatar Emiri Air Force by the end of 2022. The F-15QA will be the […]

Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Photo. U.S. Navy

Boeing Nabs $1.2 Billion Contract For 10 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $1.2 billion modification to a firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build and deliver ten Lot 9 full-rate production P-8A Poseidon aircraft, according to a Dec. 20 contract announcement. The modification includes seven Poseidons for the U.S. Navy and three for Britain. The modification also provides for […]

Embraer's KC-390 multimission medium airlifter. Photo: Embraer

Boeing In Talks On Combination With Embraer

Boeing [BA] and Brazil’s Embraer [ERJ] on Thursday said they are in discussions for a “potential combination” following a report in the Wall Street Journal that Boeing is in talks to acquire the maker of regional and business jets, light-attack fighters and reconnaissance aircraft, and medium-size military transport aircraft. The Journal reported that the potential acquisition […]

Dockstavarvet's Combat Boat 90 H aluminum fast assault craft can carry 20 soldiers and cargo at speeds more than 20 knots. Photo: Dockstavarvet

Saab Acquiring Two Swedish Shipyards

Sweden’s Saab on Thursday said it is acquiring two compatriot shipyards, one a producer of small combat and patrol boats and the other a ship repair yard, in a deal aimed at enhancing its naval product offerings. Terms of the acquisitions, which are expected to close on Dec. 29, were not disclosed. The two businesses […]