Kuwait

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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
    1,364,118
  • Military EXHD
    3.7% of GDP
  • GDP
    $173.4 Billion
  • Population
    2,742,711
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US on Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales

In just three short months, the US State Department has blown past its dollar total of foreign weapon sales cases for all of last year — but a close look at the numbers shows that industry should temper its expectations for the rest of 2017. Through Dec. 23, the State Department has ok’d 21 foreign […]

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State Department Approves $37 Million Sale of JDAM Guided Bombs to Kuwait

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Tail Kits and related equipment, and support. The estimated cost is $37 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 20, […]

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Boeing Awarded $11 Million to Provide Logistics Support to Kuwaiti AH-64D Apaches

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $10,887,958 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Kuwait) with options for post-production service support and performance base logistics for the Kuwait Air Force 64D Apache helicopters.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Dec. […]

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Boeing Awarded $208 Million to Provide Harpoon Missiles to Egypt, Korea, Others

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $207,534,768 not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 51 full rate production Lot 90 Harpoon weapon systems, components, and spares for the governments of Egypt (20); Korea (19); and Brazil (12).  In addition, this contract provides for components and spares for the Navy; and the […]

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Raytheon Awarded $27 Million to Repair Patriot Missile Components for Israel, Saudi Arabia, Others

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $27,456,865 modification (P00048) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-13-C-0111 (Israel, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Netherlands) for depot level diagnosis and repair capability for PATRIOT secondary items.  Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019.  Fiscal […]

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Kay and Associates Awarded $63 Million to Support Kuwaiti F/A-18C/D Fighters

Kay and Associates Inc., Buffalo Grove, Illinois, is being awarded a $63,016,210 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide contractor maintenance and support services in support of F/A-18 C/D aircraft for the government of Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Kuwait, and is expected to be complete by January 2018.  Foreign military […]

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WARA Construction Co. Awarded $46 Million to Construct Air Defense Sites for Kuwait

WARA Construction Co. LLC, Rochester Hills, Michigan, was awarded a $46,341,754 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract for construction of two air defense sites and an information coordination central building, as well as associated operations and maintenance costs for three years.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Work will be performed in […]

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State Department Approves $1.7 Billion Package to Modernize Kuwaiti M1A2 Tanks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for recapitalization of 218 M1A2 tanks and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $1.7 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 12, 2016.

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Raytheon Awarded $7.8 Million to Provide Technical Assistance to Kuwaiti Patriot Missiles

Raytheon Southwest Asia System Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $7,891,848 modification (P00008) to foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract W31P4Q-16-C-0022 for Patriot technical assistance including planning, training, maintenance and sustainment of the Patriot (Kuwait) weapon systems. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2017 other […]

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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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Active Armaments
On Order
Air Defense Systems 84* (0)

Aircraft 99 (89)

Artillery 140 (0)

Ground Vehicles 1,116* (131)

Guided Munitions 5,597* (750)

Personnel 39,200 (0)

Ships 51 (34)