Kuwait

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

Rolls-Royce Awarded $79 Million to Provide Engineering and Logistics Support to USMC and Kuwaiti KC-130Js

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $78,695,875 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide original equipment manufacturer engineering and logistics support for the KC-130J aircraft AE2100D3 engines for the Marine Corps and the government of Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (75 percent); Iwakuni, Japan (6 percent); […]

AECOM Technical Services Awarded $9 Million Provide Engineering Services to GCC Countries

AECOM Technical Services Inc., Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates) contract to furnish all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for a full range of professional architecture and engineering services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. […]

Kuwaiti Caracals Now in Airbus Helicopters’ Firm Backlog

Kuwait has officially signed an order for 30 Airbus Helicopters H225Ms, with the heavy twins now in the airframer’s firm backlog, FlightGlobal understands. Although the Gulf state selected the Caracal in August 2016, the deal had not been finalised by year-end. Speaking in late January, Guillaume Faury, the airframer’s chief executive, indicated that the €1.7 […]

Raytheon Awarded $79 Million to Provide AIM-9X Missile Sustainment to Israel, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $78,723,292 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028).  This modification provides for support and sustainment of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II tactical missiles in support of the Navy,  Air Force and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, […]

Kuwaiti Navy Receives Another Landing Ship

The Kuwait Naval Force (KNF) has commissioned a 64 m-long landing ship, Saffar (L 6401), at the Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB) yard, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on 5 April. The vessel is part of an order for three landing ships and five 16 m-long landing craft that was announced in 2013. Photographs released […]

Raytheon Awarded $23 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Support to Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $23,044,183 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Republic of Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia) contract for support necessary to execute PATRIOT Field Surveillance program to include missile assessments, testing, recertification, and repair activities. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. […]

General Dynamics Awarded $61 Million to Provide Abrams Tank Technical Support to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Australia

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $60,749,739 modification (P00002) to foreign military sales contract (Australia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia) W56HZV-17-C-0067 for 26 level of effort work directives for systems technical support for the Abrams family of vehicles and derivative systems. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan; Killeen, Texas; Columbus, […]

General Dynamics Awarded $13 Million to Provide Abrams Tank Technical Support for Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Australia

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $13,144,278 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales contract (Kuwait, Australia, and Saudi Arabia) for systems technical support and sustainment system technical support for the Abrams family of vehicles and derivative systems. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Sterling […]

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 […]

Category Name
QME

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

Aircraft 99 (89)

Artillery 140 (0)

Ground Vehicles 1,116* (131)

Guided Munitions 5,597* (810)

Personnel 39,200 (0)

Ships 58 (35)