Article Archives: Arms Acquisitions

Oman Requests $1.3 Billion Sale of Avenger and SL-AMRAAM Air Defense Systems

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Oman for AVENGER Fire Units, STINGER Missiles and Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles, as well associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.248 billion. The Government of the Oman […]

State Department Approves $355 Million Sale of CBU-105 Sensor Fused Weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Friday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia of 404 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $355 million. The Government of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 404 CBU-105D/B Sensor […]

Military Aid to Yemen Doubles as U.S. Aims to Boost Fight Against Al-Qaeda

The U.S. Defense Department said it will finish spending $155 million by the end of September on equipment to help Yemen’s army commandos fight al-Qaeda, more than double last year’s military aid to that country. The Pentagon notified Congress it plans to pay for four Huey helicopters made by Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit, upgrades to 10 Russian-made […]

Saudi Arabia Buys MBDA Missiles: Sources

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal to acquire the Storm Shadow cruise missile from European weapons builder MBDA as part of a Tornado strike aircraft update package, said industry sources here. The weapons package also includes the Brimstone anti-armor missile, they said. Earlier plans to include the ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missile ended last year when […]