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State Department Approves $81 Million Sale of Spare C-17 Engines and Equipment to Qatar

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for spare C-17 engines, equipment, and support. The estimated cost is $81 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016. The Government of Qatar has requested a possible […]

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State Department Approves $700 Million C-17 Logistics Support Package for Qatar

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for continuation of logistics support services and equipment. The estimated cost is $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016. The Government of Qatar has requested a […]

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State: $33 Billion in GCC Weapon Sales in 11 Months

The US State Department has facilitated $33 billion worth of weapons sales to its Arab Gulf allies since May 2015, according to department figures. The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have received weapons including ballistic missile defense capabilities, attack helicopters, advanced frigates and anti-armor missiles, according to David McKeeby, a spokesman the State Department’s […]

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State Department Approves $225 Million Sale of Infrared Countermeasures for UAE C-17s

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) equipment, and logistics support. The estimated cost is $225 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 23, 2016.

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Qatar Agrees to Buy Four More C-17s – Boeing

Boeing Co said at the Paris air show on Monday that Qatar had recently signed an agreement to buy four more C-17 transport planes, doubling its current fleet. Financial details of the sale and the timing of the accord were not disclosed. Qatar, the first Middle East customer to order C-17s, received two of them […]

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UAE Announces Contracts Worth $5 billion

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 33 deals worth AED18.33 billion (USD4.99 billion) at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi, a significant jump on the AED14 billion in orders announced at the previous show in 2013. The big news was saved for the last day, when the UAE announced it had ordered another two Boeing […]

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No C-17 Delivered to Algeria, Boeing Confirms

Algeria has not received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, the manufacturer confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 17 December. A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza’eriya) markings was reported to have landed at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on 10 December, the Secret Difa3 blog reported eyewitnesses as saying. However, it has […]

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Algeria May Have Received C-17 Airlifter, Report Suggests

Algeria may have received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, local media reported on 10 December. A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza’eriya) markings landed at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on the same day as the announcement, theSecret Difa3 blog reported eyewitnesses as saying. Boeing has previously confirmed […]

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IDEX 2015: Middle East Arms Market Remains Strong

With the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) and an increasingly aggressive Iran, Gulf Arab states are spending billions to improve their defenses and better protect their energy infrastructure. Nowhere has this been more evident than last month’s International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. The region’s largest defense exhibition attracted officials from […]