Arms Sales

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:40
The Qatar crisis has quickly become one of the Trump administration’s most sensitive dilemmas in the Middle East. Since America’s close Sunni Arab allies—Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—took action against Doha earlier this month, the White House has sent the Qataris mixed messages about Washington’s position on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s row. At this juncture, it remains unclear what role the Trump administration will play in Saudi/Emirati efforts to pressure the Qataris into capitulation.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:42
Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:12
The Indian government this week has cleared the purchase of made-in-India military hardware including new military aircraft, unnamed aerial vehicles and tanks under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s so-called Make in India initiative, according to local media reports.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:48
U.S. defense contractors, which saw international sales rise strongly under President Barack Obama's administration, can expect a continued boom in arms exports under Donald Trump, aided by persistent security risks in the Middle East and rising tensions in Asia and Europe.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:04
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:20
As India's purchasing power and geopolitical influence increases, Pakistan risks increasing global isolation when it comes to purchase of high-tech defence items, an American think-tank has said
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:18
India’s armed forces have embarked on a shopping spree for modern assault rifles, body armor and helmets, providing a potential boost to global arms suppliers.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:06
Thales’ share of an Indian order for 36 Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter jets boosted the order book by €1.1 billion (US $1.2 billion), marking a 24 percent rise in the first nine months from a year ago, the defense electronics company reported.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:05
India has kick-started a race to supply fighter jets for its air force in what could be among the world’s most lucrative military aerospace contracts, with international defence companies lining up to pitch for as much as $10bn worth of business.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:37
India's Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has cleared the purchase from the US of 145 M777 ultralight howitzers through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route.

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