Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Wins $12 Million to Provide Airborne Early Warning Support Services to Allied Nations

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,184,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable and firm-fixed-price modification (25) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0002 0004 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor, and industry practices for the […]


Lebanese President Michael Aoun Reaches Out to Saudi Arabia in Search of Aid

Lebanon’s new Hezbollah-supported president is courting Saudi Arabia in an effort to restore billions in military aid, a delicate task as his country grows closer to Iran, the kingdom’s main rival for Middle East power. Michel Aoun’s country has for years been a political battleground in the regional struggle between Iran, the backer of the […]


Saudi Arabia Reveals 6.6% Defense Spending Rise for 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced a 6.6% increase in defense spending as part of the government’s 2017 budget. Total spending on the military will rise from SAR179.1 billion (USD47.8 billion) to SAR190.9 billion. The 2017 budget statement released by the Ministry of Finance on 22 December also suggests that defense spending reached a record high in […]


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 […]


French Foreign Minister Says Conditions Favorable to Supply Weapons to Lebanese Army

Conditions to implement a multi-billion dollar contract to supply Saudi-financed French weapons to Lebanon are now favorable after the formation of a new government in Beirut, France’s foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday. Speaking in the Lebanese capital after meeting President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Ayrault said it was also more […]


Lockheed Awarded $1.4 Billion to Provide Patriot Missiles to the U.S. Military, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Others

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $1,452,561,722 fixed-price incentive, foreign military sales contract (Republic of Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates) for fiscal 2017 PATRIOT advanced capability production to include 205 missile segment enhancement U.S.. and Qatar missiles; 58 cost reduction initiative U.S. and Republic of Korea […]


Alliant Techsystems Awarded $9 Million to Produce Missile Warning Systems for the U.S. Navy, Saudi Arabia, Others

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Northridge, California, is being awarded $9,416,227 for delivery order 0004 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0001) for the manufacture and test of assemblies of the AN/AAR-47 (V) Missile Warning Set for the Navy, and governments of Pakistan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia and India.  Work will be performed in Northridge, […]


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 […]


Raytheon Awarded $53 Million for TOW Missiles for Saudi Arabia and Jordan

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $53,202,570 modification (P00056) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 (Saudi Arabia, Jordan) for additional funding for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (65 percent); and Farmington, New Mexico (35 percent), with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2010 other […]


Raytheon Awarded $65 Million to Provide Phalanx CIWS Technical Support Services to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Others

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $64,607,900 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System.  CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses.  CIWS […]