F-16E/F Desert Falcon

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Kilgore Flares Awarded $25 Million to Provide Countermeasure Flares to the UAE and Qatar

Kilgore Flares Co., Toone, Tennessee, was awarded a $24,873,926 modification (P00008) for foreign military sales (UAE, Qatar) contract W52P1J-15-C-0004 for infrared countermeasure flares.  Work will be performed in Toone, Tennessee, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2014, 2015, and 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $24,873,927 were obligated at […]

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State Department Approves $380 Million Sale of JDAM Guided Bombs to the UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $380 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale […]

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State Department Approves $130 Million Sale of Precision Guided Bombs to the UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Guided Bomb Units (GBU-31s and GBU-12s) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale […]

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U.S. Launches Aerial Refueling Mission in Yemen

The U.S. military has begun daily aerial-refueling tanker flights to support the Saudi-led coalition that is intervening in Yemen’s civil war, the latest sign of growing American involvement in the new Middle East conflict. A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flew the first mission Tuesday night, providing fuel for a Saudi-owned F-15 Eagle and an […]

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UAE Says Its Warplanes Hit IS-Controlled Oil Sites

The United Arab Emirates said Saturday its warplanes had carried out raids against oil installations held by the Islamic State group, which controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria. The state news agency WAM did not say where the raids struck, only that UAE fighter jets took off overnight Friday from their base in Jordan, […]

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Is Israel About to Lose Its Edge in the Air?

In a September 2 letter to Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that Washington would ensure Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. The letter highlighted items the Obama administration has provided Israel, including the delivery of Jerusalem’s first F-35 stealth fighters slated for next year. But expectations […]