Article Archives: Arms Acquisitions


Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Wins $12 Million to Provide Airborne Early Warning Support Services to Allied Nations

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,184,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable and firm-fixed-price modification (25) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0002 0004 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor, and industry practices for the […]


Lebanese President Michael Aoun Reaches Out to Saudi Arabia in Search of Aid

Lebanon’s new Hezbollah-supported president is courting Saudi Arabia in an effort to restore billions in military aid, a delicate task as his country grows closer to Iran, the kingdom’s main rival for Middle East power. Michel Aoun’s country has for years been a political battleground in the regional struggle between Iran, the backer of the […]


Caveats of 2016 US-Israel Aid Deal Come Into Focus

More specifics about congressional restrictions on US military aid for Israel have emerged with the State Department release of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) governing the bilateral pact signed nearly four months ago. Details of the $38 billion deal, which covers fiscal years 2019 to 2028, provide context to a fact sheet released by the […]


Iran to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missiles

Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country’s long-range missile program which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to halt. The vote is a boost to Iran’s military establishment – the regular army, the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and defense ministry […]


Turkey’s Anka-S UAV on Course for First Delivery in 2017

Turkey’s military is on track to receive its first serially-produced Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this year, a well-informed Turkish defence industry source told IHS Jane’s . Known as Anka-S, the production standard UAVs are fitted with additional capabilities above and beyond those of the two Anka-A and single Anka-B prototypes already built by Turkish […]


Raytheon Awarded $9 Million to Develop a Air and Missile Defense Operations Center for Qatar

Raytheon Co. – Integrated Defense System, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,093,075 modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract FA8730-15-C-0002 for Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center. Contractor will provide procurement of Foreign Military Sales Cross Domain Solutions development to System Verification Test. Work will be performed at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and is expected to […]


Raytheon Awarded $163 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Training to the Qatar Emeri Air Force

Raytheon Co.-IDS, Andover, Maryland, was awarded a $163,272,761 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Qatar) contract for integrated air and missile defense; related miscellaneous training; english language training; a series of pre-PATRIOT military occupational specialty and Qatar specific PATRIOT training classes to the Qatar Emeri Air Force service members who are identified for the program.  Bids were […]


Turkish Armor Makers in Talks to Produce 1,000 Vehicles for Qatar

A new multinational venture featuring Turkish, German and Malaysian manufacturers is in talks with Qatar to produce 1,000 armored vehicles — just one component of an aggressive marketing strategy that targets Gulf, Middle Eastern and Middle Asian markets. In August, Turkish manufacturer BMC, Germany’s Rheinmetal and Malaysia’s Etika Strategi joined forces to launch a Turkish subsidiary. RBSS, the […]