Archive: International

Chris Kubasik, chairman, president and CEO of L3 Technologies. Photo: L3

L3 To Acquire Two Information Security Firms Based Outside U.S.

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire two companies that it said will strengthen its cyber defense capabilities, particularly for intelligence and classified missions. L3 said it will pay $200 million for the companies, which will be combined as L3 Trenchant, and that the deals include a $32 million earn out […]

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Leonardo, Polish Firm Collaborate In Development of New Combat AW249

Leonardo and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) have agreed to collaborate on development of a new combat helicopter, the AW249. The 249 would meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter under the nation’s “Kruk” procurement program. The twin-engine AW249 would be used for air support and armed escort operations. It would have a […]

Raytheon AMRAAM air-to-air missile being fired from F-35 fighter in test in Oct. 2014. Photo: Air Force.

State Department Approves $740 Million In AMRAAM Sales To UK And Denmark

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMSs) for the United Kingdom and Denmark to purchase a combined 228 Raytheon [RTN] AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) worth a total of $740 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the two FMSs on Tuesday. The U.K. approval includes a […]

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

New Zealand To Buy Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft for $1.6 Billion

The New Zealand government on Monday approved a plan to acquire four Boeing [BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for $1.6 billion to replace its six legacy P-3K2 Orion aircraft. The Poseidons will be bought in a direct source procurement through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered […]

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Boeing Plans Separate Tie-Up With Embraer For Defense

Boeing [BA] on Thursday moved a step closer to establishing a strategic partnership with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer [ERJ], announcing a pending $3.8 billion majority ownership stake in a commercial aircraft joint venture and also said the two companies would create another joint venture in defense. A key part of the defense joint venture will […]

Rendering of the huture Hunter-class frigate, based on BAE's Type 26 Global Combat Ship. (Image: Australian Ministry of Defence)

Australia Picks BAE For New $26 Billion Frigate Program

Australia said on Friday it selected Britain’s BAE Systems to build its nine next-generation anti-submarine frigates in its SEA 5000 program, a program worth up to $26 billion to design, build, and support the ships. BAE offered a variant of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Global Combat Ship-Australia, to be the new frigates and Australia […]

Singapore Royal Air Force F-15SG multi-role fighter built by Boeing. Photo: Singapore RAF.

Boeing, Singapore Defense Agency To Develop Analytics For Aircraft Performance

Boeing [BA] and a Singaporean defense agency on Thursday agreed on a joint research and development project on data analytics to better understand how well military aircraft are performing and predict future needs for operations and maintenance. The deal is between Boeing’s nearly year-old Global Services segment and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). […]