Kuwait, an oil-wealthy hereditary kingdom in the Gulf, gained independence from Britain in 1961. In August 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. In response to the invasion, a coalition of U.S.-led forces successfully liberated Kuwait in February of 1991. In 2011, the Kuwaiti government faced demonstrations from young activists protesting alleged corruption, eventually leading to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Kuwait pledged $3 billion to shore up Egypt’s interim government after the armed forces toppled an Islamist government there, although because of its lax financial controls Kuwait is also the transit point for large amounts of funding from throughout the Gulf to support Islamist rebels in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

  • Fit for Service
  • Military EXHD
    3.7% of GDP
  • GDP
    $173.4 Billion
  • Population

Raytheon Awarded $36 Million to Provide Patriot Upgrades to the UAE, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon, IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $35,650,000 firm-fixed- price foreign military sales contract (German, Netherlands, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates) for PDB-8 kits for U.S. and foreign military sales requirements. Bids were solicited on the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in multiple locations, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2018. […]


Lockheed’s Sniper on Target for Kuwaiti Typhoons

Kuwait’s future fleet of Typhoon combat aircraft will be equipped with Lockheed Martin Sniper targeting pods, under a contract placed via the Eurofighter partner company Leonardo. Deliveries will start during 2017 in support of an integration programme for Kuwait, the first Typhoon buyer to select the Sniper for its aircraft. Lockheed will supply 18 pods, […]


Lockheed Martin Awarded $10 Million to Provide Target Acquisition Sights for Kuwaiti Apaches

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $10,357,916 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract with options for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight (M-TADS) postproduction support to the Kuwait Air Force AH-64D Apache attack helicopter program.  One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting […]


White House Approves Jet Sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait: Corker

The White House has approved long-pending fighter jet sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, the chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker confirmed Wednesday. The package reportedly includes 72 Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles for Qatar and up to 40 Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets for Kuwait. Bahrain’s package includes Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. […]


Raytheon Awarded $7 Million to Provide AIM-9X Repairs to Oman, Turkey, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $7,183,247 for modification P00012 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028) to procure additional AIM-9X Sidewinder repairs for the Air Force, and Navy, and the governments of South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Oman, Netherlands, Australia, Kuwait, Morocco, Belgium, and Turkey under the Foreign Military […]


US Air Force FMS Changes Coming Soon

In the next few weeks, the US Air Force plans to roll out changes to its foreign military sales processes in the hopes of speeding up international purchases. Most of the changes will focus on the “front end” of the process, including improvements to the way the Air Force gathers requirements from a potential customer, […]


Kay and Associates Awarded $26 Million to Support Kuwaiti F/A-18s

Kay and Associates Inc., Buffalo Glove, Illinois, is being awarded $25,741,015 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-1044).  This modification exercises an option for extension of a period of 6 months contractor maintenance and support services for the Government of Kuwait in support of F/A-18 C/D aircraft.  Work will be performed in […]


The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]

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Aircraft 99 (61)

Artillery 140 (0)

Ground Vehicles 1,116* (131)

Guided Munitions 5,597* (0)

Personnel 39,200 (0)

Ships 51 (34)