Article Archives: Arms Acquisitions


Oman Receives Bell 429 Helicopter

The Omani Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 20 March that the sultanate’s military is now operating at least one Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter. The helicopter was seen in a photograph that the MoD released showing Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi visiting units in the Dhofar region. When contacted […]


AM General LLC Awarded $28 Million to Provide 150 HMMWVs to Iraq

AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $28,195,632 modification (P00025) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 150 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles for the government of Iraq. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 funds in the […]


Lockheed Martin Wins $11.7 Million to Provide THAAD Ground Components to the UAE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded an $11,770,930 modification (#BX) contract type, cost-plus-incentive-fee, to previously awarded contract HQ0147-12-G-9000 0001 for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ground components under UAE foreign military sales (FMS) case number AE-B-UAF.  The value of this contract is increased from $429,254,563 to $441,025,493.  This […]


Beechcraft Defense Awarded $15 Million to Provide Support to Iraqi King Air 350s

Beechcraft Defense Co., Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $15,225,799 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for the Peace Dragon King Air 350 program. Contractor will provide contractor logistics support, basic life support, program support, and repair and return, cost per flight hour, travel and fuel for the Peace Dragon King Air 350 program for the […]


Russia May Start Ka-52 Attack Helicopter Deliveries to Egypt in 2nd Half of Year

The deliveries of Russia’s Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) reconnaissance/attack helicopters to Egypt may start in the second half of this year, CEO of Russian Helicopters rotocraft producer Andrei Boginsky said on Friday. “The second half of the year,” Boginsky said in reply to a question about when the helicopter deliveries could begin. […]


Rheinmetall Fails to Get Clearance for Turkey Export Contracts

Germany is banning defense contractor Rheinmetall from shipping some products to Turkey amid a row over campaign appearances by Turkish officials to drum up support for a referendum that could boost President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. “The German government is currently denying clearance for some export contracts”, Rheinmetall Chief Executive Armin Papperger told reporters on Thursday […]


Saudi Arabia to Build Chinese UAVs

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) announced on 16 March that its president and the chairman of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) had signed a partnership agreement covering the manufacture of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The KACST did not provide further details of the agreement, which was one […]


The First Gowind 2500 Corvette for Egypt Begins Sea Trials

On March 17th, 2017, DCNS is proud to announce the success of the first sea trials of the first-of-class Gowind 2500 corvette under construction in Lorient, France by DCNS. Ten Gowind 2500 corvette, aimed at supplementing DCNS surface vessel product range, has been ordered so far by international navies. The first sea trials of the first […]


L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Awarded $37 Million to Provide Mortar Fuses to Saudi Arabia

L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a $37,347,368 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) for Option No. 1 production quantities in the amount of 38,284 M734A1 multi-option fuses; and Option No. 1 and No. 2 production quantities in the amount of 165,426 M783 point detonating/delay fuses. Bids were solicited via […]