Arms Sales

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:34
Turkey has initiated its long-awaited USD3.5 billion multirole helicopter project with U.S. company Sikorsky, according to a Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) press release issued on 7 June.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:35
An initial batch of Advanced Fulcrum lightweight multirole fighters for Egypt is in production at the Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” (RAC MiG), according to industry sources. The number on order and the exact type of aircraft is not yet known.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:18
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress in 2014 that an authorisation had been granted to provide 24 of the type to Qatar, and a $667 million contract was signed on 7 June.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:35
Croatia and Tunisia are the first nations to receive OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopters retired by the U.S. Army. Tunisia, announced most recently as a recipient, will use the helicopters to battle Islamic extremists, according to the Department of Defense.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:23
Annual sales of small arms and light weapons to Middle Eastern countries nearly doubled in dollar terms in 2013 over the year before, as conflicts heated up across the region, according to a study released Monday.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:49
Washington and Kiev have agreed to bilateral arms trade, Valery Chaly, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the US, told Voice of America. "We have very intense cooperation when it comes to arms purchases," Chaly said, speaking to the US broadcaster, quoted by Russia's RIA Novosti news agency. "A defense forum has been held. I will not reveal all the details of the agreements that are planned. We plan to conduct 'defense days' here in America this fall."
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:42
The Polish military is in discussions with the United States about a new logistics agreement for its F-16 fighter fleet, with a military official arguing here that Warsaw should look to boost its F-16 fleet come 2025. The Polish military also has had preliminary talks about a major upgrade package that would install active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars on at least some of its 48 F-16 C/D models.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:29
Russian Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov recently said that Moscow would be ready to supply the legitimate Libyan government with weapons as soon as the arms embargo against the country is lifted.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:22
Five soldiers with the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and 10 Somalis have been arrested for selling military equipment, police say.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 06:58
Amid calls on the nation to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan ties, the United States has declared in a Capitol Hill meeting that the F-16 jet deal with Pakistan was no longer a viable offer. "The drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour was an ice-breaker. There could be more strikes in Balochistan now. This is a very dangerous situation for Pakistan," warned Marvin Weinbaum, a US scholar from the Middle East Institute, Washington.