Archive: Market Sectors


EADS, Astrium, Snare US$39.9 Million French Contract The French military gave the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) and Astrium a Euro28 million ($39.9 million) contract, the company announced. EADS Defence & Security and Astrium were chosen by the French armaments directorate (DGA) to provide design, development, installation and operational maintenance of the PHAROS […]

Australian Defence Funds Eight Emerging Technologies

Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Roger Lough announced Oct. 18 that eight proposals have been selected under the latest funding round for the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program. The CTD Program, managed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), enables Defence and industry to collaboratively explore emerging technology developments and assess their potential […]

U.S. Army Europe Security Cooperation Work Builds Coalition Capability

Theater security cooperation is a major thrust at U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army to build relationships and help build partner capability, according to the commander. "We are missioned by OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] to help build partner capacity–those are the exact words," Gen. David McKiernan, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe […]

Reps. Bartlett, Sestak See Need For Medium Heavy-Lift Navy Helicopter

By Geoff Fein Two members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) are asking the Navy to explore whether the service needs a medium heavy-lift helicopter to conduct a variety of missions from airborne mine detection to battlefield medical evacuation. Of concern is that the Navy may be unable to conduct some missions if it […]

Saudi Arabia Spending $630 Million On LAVs, Humvees

Saudi Arabia is looking to buy a variety of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) and 50 Humvees, as well as associated equipment and services, potentially worth as much as $631 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). In addition to the Humvees, Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale for 37 Light Armored Vehicles […]

Army To Reduce Number of MRAP Vehicle Variants

By Jen DiMascio The Army is expected to announce it will whittle the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle variants in its fleet from five to three. The surviving vehicles include BAE SYSTEMS’ RG-33, Force Protection Inc.’s Cougar and the MaxxPro military vehicle made by International Military and Government LLC, according to informed […]

Egypt Buying $125 Million Worth of RAM Block IA, Support And Service

Egypt is seeking 139 RIM-116B Block 1A Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) with Mk 44 Guided Missile Round Packs (GMRP) as well as associated equipment and services, worth upward of $125 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Along with its planned RAM purchase, Egypt has requested a possible sale of containers, support equipment, spare […]

Air Force Embarks On New Quest For Smart Fuze For Bunker Busters

By Michael Sirak The Air Force is launching an ambitious program to develop a sophisticated smart fuze for its bunker buster munitions, according to senior service weapons developers and recently issued documents. The Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF) is a new-start program for FY ’08 that will set the Air Force anew on the […]

UAE Seeking $428 Million In Blast Fragmentation Warheads, Missiles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is looking to spend upward of $428 million for 300 AGM-114M3 of Blast Fragmentation Warheads and 900 AGM-114L3 Hellfire II Longbow missiles as well as associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. Additionally, UAE is seeking 200 blast fragmentation sleeve assemblies, containers, spare and repair parts, […]