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State Department Approves $440 Million Sale of 76mm Naval Guns to Israel

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for 76mm Naval Gun and Technical Support. The estimated cost is $440 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 26, 2017. The Government of Israel has requested a possible […]

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $13 Million to Provide F-16 Pilot Training to Iraq

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $12,600,000 modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-D-0002. Contractor will provide advanced F-16 pilot training in support of the Iraqi Air Force. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 27, 2019. This contract is 100 percent […]

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AM General Awarded $42 Million to Provide Armored HMMWVs to Iraq

AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $41,571,288 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W56HZV-15-C-0155 to procure 134 M1151A1B1 and 72 M1152 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the government of Iraq. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2017 […]

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Islamic State Developing New Weapons Despite Losses: Arms Monitor

Islamic State militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on Wednesday. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said the Sunni militant group was “promoting the development of ‘own-brand’ weapons” to provide its insurgents with otherwise unavailable armaments. “The (IED) […]

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IRGC Navy Receives Nasir Anti-Ship Missiles

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) formally took delivery of the first consignment of the new Nasir anti-ship missile during a ceremony held on 22 April. Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said the Nasir can be mounted on speedboats, prepared quickly for launch, flies at a low flight altitude, and has an advanced radar system […]

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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 […]

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TAC Industries Awarded $37 Million to Provide Aircraft Cargo Nets to the U.S. and UAE Air Forces

TAC Industries Inc., Springfield, Ohio, has been awarded a $37,185,818 modification (P00006) to previously awarded contract FA8532-14-D-0003 for aircraft cargo nets. Contractor will provide an additional quantity of 21,071 top nets and 52,960 side nets during Option III and 21,071 top nets and 52,960 side nets during Option IV being produced under the basic contract. […]

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Bayraktar LST Delivered to Turkish Navy

Bayraktar, the first of two Turkish tank landing ships (LSTs) on order from the country’s Adik shipyard, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) on 22 April. Local industry participation in the construction of the 140 m-long ship was 70.68%, including a 48% contribution by small and medium-size enterprises, according to a statement […]

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Israel Welcomes Latest Trio of F-35s

Three additional Lockheed Martin F-35s landed at Nevatim air base in Israel on 23 April, taking the number of fifth-generation fighters to arrive in the nation to five. An initial pair of the conventional take-off and landing type touched down at the same site on 12 December 2016. The Israeli air force’s “Golden Eagle” squadron […]