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DDI for Fri. December 1, 2017, Vol. 19, Issue 45

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 on Nov. 29.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…

Poland Requests $500 Million In AMRAAM and HIMARS Weapons

The State Department approved two separate possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) weapons systems to Poland worth $250 million each, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Nov. 28.DSCA notified Congress of these possible sales on the same day.Poland requested up…

State Department Approves $415 Million Laser Guided Bomb Unit Deal With Singapore

The State Department has approved a possible $415 million deal with Singapore for the sale of laser guided bomb (LGB) units to be used on its fleet of F-15SGs.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 29 of the foreign military sale (FMS) for 40 GBU-10 Paveway II LGB units, 84 GBU-12 Paveway…

State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, engagement…

Lockheed Martin And Indra Extend S-Band Radar Cooperation For Spanish Frigate

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Spain’s Indra have signed an agreement to extend their cooperative relationship developing an S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Spanish navy’s F-110 frigate program, Lockheed Martin said Nov. 28.The agreement also establishes a framework to commercialize the solid state radar for other international anti-air program opportunities.The F-110 is a future Spanish…

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 Nov. 28 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 Dome system.…

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 T.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 the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS).The UK Royal…

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 of…

U.S. Helps Argentina With Submarine Search And Rescue

The U.S. Navy deployed several naval and undersea rescue assets over the weekend to help Argentina search for its naval submarine, the A.R.A San Juan (S-42), in South Atlantic waters.The U.S. is supporting a request from Argentina’s government for international assistance in the search for the missing submarine and possible rescue of the vessel and crew, if…