Archive: International

A Soldier assigned to Train Advise Assist Command-East pulls security with an Afghan National Army troop from 201st Corps during a partnered force protection patrol in Laghman province, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2015. (Photo Credit: Capt. Jarrod Morris)

Army Announces Second Advise-And-Assist Unit Based At Fort Bragg

The Army on Friday announced the creation of its second Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), specially trained units that focus on advising and assisting partner and allied militaries. The second SFAB will be stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and will be formally activated in January. It is the second of six planned SFABs, which are […]

F/A-18 Hornet
Photo: Boeing

Canada To End Super Hornet Deal, Will Buy Used Australian Jets

Canada is reportedly planning to trash its plan to buy 18 new Boeing [BA) F-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and will instead purchase a fleet of used Australian jets. According to a Reuters report this week, the Canadian government will announce this decision next week after getting into a dispute with Boeing over a […]

John Brauneis has been named chief executive of Raytheon Emirates. LinkedIn Photo

Raytheon Establishes Subsidiary In UAE

Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday said it has created a subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates to further strengthen its partnerships in the small Middle Eastern country that is a key customer. “The establishment of Raytheon Emirates is a strong step forward in our longstanding alliance with the United Arab Emirates,” Thomas Kennedy, Raytheon’s chairman and […]


Canada Declines Last Minute FREMM Proposal For Future Frigate

The Canadian government’s procurement agency rejected a last-minute bid by France’s Naval Group and Italy’s Fincantieri to propose their FREMM frigate to satisfy the country’s new frigate project. Canada closed bids on the bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program on Nov. 30. The government previously said there were 12 eligible bidders for this […]

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

House Science Panel Chairman Asks DHS To Provide Documents Related To Kaspersky Ban

A House science panel is requesting the Department of Homeland Security provide all documents related to its directive for all federal agencies departments to remove Kaspersky Lab software products from their systems, following concerns on the Russian-based company’s alleged ties to the Kremlin. Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology (SST) Committee Lamar Smith (R-Texas) […]

A naval-based Iron Dome Tamir missile is launched in a November 2017 intercept test. (Photo: Israel Defense Forces)

Israel Declares Naval Iron Dome Operational

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) declared a naval component of the Iron Dome rocket and artillery shell defense system operational on Tuesday following final successful tests. The Israeli Navy and Air Force conducted several successful tests with Iron Dome designer Rafael and the Israel Missile Defense Association to evaluate the capabilities of the Naval Iron […]

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. Photo from Facebook profile.

Top HASC Democrat Urges More Foreign Partnerships To Ease Demand On U.S. Military

Faced with budget constraints that are unlikely to ease anytime soon, the U.S. military should build more relationships with foreign countries to counter threats in a more cost-effective way, according to the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). The military could reduce its overseas presence by making greater use of the kind […]

Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Image: BAE Systems

Lockheed Martin Team Submits Proposal For Canadian Surface Combatant

Lockheed Martin [LMT] delivered its team’s proposal for the next generation Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program two days before procurement closed, the company said Tuesday. The company is partnering with Britain’s BAE Systems, Canada’s CAE, L3 Technologies [LLL], Canada’s MDA, and Britain’s Ultra Electronics to call itself Canada’s Combat Ship Team. The group is offering […]

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

Romania Signs Agreement To Buy Patriot Missile Defense System

Romania’s government signed an agreement to buy Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system from the U.S. Army, the company said Wednesday. The agreement, called a Letter of Offer and Acceptance opens Romania to reach initial operational capability (IOC) for Patriot relatively quickly and sets up contract negotiations between the U.S. government […]