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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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Pentagon: Turkish Airstrikes Put US Forces at Risk

Airstrikes launched by Turkish warplanes on Tuesday that killed U.S. Kurdish allies in Iraq and Syria were described as “unsafe,” according to Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve. Officials in Baghdad claim Turkey provided less than an hour notification to coalition forces before launching strikes against Kurdish positions in Sinjar, Iraq, and […]

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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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US, Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Salute 2017

The U.S. Navy with the Egyptian Naval Forces commenced exercise Eagle Salute 2017 in the Red Sea, April 23. Eagle Salute 2017 incorporates Eagle Response 2017, an explosive ordnance exercise, to provide opportunities for participating nations to collaborate on an even wider range of maritime security operations. These exercises focus on sharing knowledge and experiences […]

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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. […]