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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 16 2017) Sailors assigned to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) raise a training mine from the water during Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise. The exercise between the U.S., Republic of Korea and U.N. Command Sending States is designed to increase combined capabilities and readiness to respond to any contingency on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

International Mine Warfare Exercise Starts Off South Korea

The Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) began Sunday off the coast of South Korea with U.S., South Korean, and United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations Canada and the Philippines. The exercise will have mine countermeasures ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance personnel conduct a set of drills aimed at practicing procedures and tactics to […]

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KBR To Acquire Australian Defense Company

KBR, Inc. [KBR] on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd, an Australia-based company that provides information and communication technology services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houston-based KBR said the pending acquisition marks its entry into classified work in Australia as well as […]

C-17. Photo: Air Force.

State Department Approves $343 Million C-17 Support Deal With Kuwait

The State Department has approved a possible $343 million deal with Kuwait to continue a support contract for its two C-17 aircraft for another three years. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Oct. 12 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes supporting the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program, providing logistical support, […]

The Harris. Corp.’s ALQ-214(V)4/5 electronic countermeasure onboard jammers for use on F/A-18s. Image: Harris Corp.

Harris Wins $133 Million Contract For U.S. And Australian F/A-18 Electronic Jammers

The U.S. Navy awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $133 million contract to provide 50 electronic countermeasure onboard jammers (OBJ) for the U.S. and Australia F/A-18 C/D/E/F Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the company said Monday. Harris is set to make and deliver specifically Lot 14 ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers to the U.S. […]

An F-35A lands at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska for cold-weather testing. (Air Force photo)

F-35A Heads To Alaska For Cold-Weather Tests

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II arrived at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, last week to demonstrate two key cold-weather capabilities over the next few months. The conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) fighter jet, which is already certified to land on wet runways, will be tested in October and November to help ensure it can land […]

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

Congress Notified Of Potential AMRAAM Sale To The Netherlands

The State Department has approved a potential $53 million sale of air-to-air missiles to the Netherlands for use by that country’s air force, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday. The sale includes 26 AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), one AMRAAM guidance section spare, 20 captive carry training missiles, missile containers, test equipment, […]

A THAAD interceptor is launched from Kodiak, Alaska during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

State Department Approves $15 Billion THAAD Sale To Saudi Arabia

The State Department approved a possible $15 billion sale of a Lockheed Martin [LMT] Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said last Friday. DSCA notified Congress of the sale on the same day. Saudi Arabia requested 44 THAAD launchers, 360 interceptor missiles, 16 […]

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

State Department Approves $113 Million Air-To-Air Missile Deal With Japan

The State Department has approved a possible $113 million deal with Japan for the sale of 56 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Oct. 4 of the foreign military sale, which includes Raytheon [RTN] AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs, as well as containers, support equipment, logistical services and repair support. […]

Artist's conception of the Hobart Air Warfare destroyer. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Australia To Outfit New Frigates With Aegis Missile Defense System

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that nine proposed future frigates being built in the 2020s will include the Lockheed Martin [LMT] Aegis missile defense system. Speaking at the opening of the country’s largest naval conference in Sydney, Turnbull said the Aegis Combat Systems will be made by Lockheed Martin in cooperation with Saab’s […]

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

U.S. Military Ups Air Strikes In Afghanistan

The U.S. military has stepped up air strikes against enemy forces in Afghanistan as part of the Trump administration’s new strategy for the war-torn country, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Oct. 3. The increased air activity, which is at its highest level in five years, is “embedded in the revised strategy,” Mattis testified before the […]