Arms Sales

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:12
The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:37

Witnesses from the Department of Defense will discuss the Department's Foreign military Sales program. 

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 07:01
Sweden’s state-funded military materials procurement agency is denying that a deal has been struck to sell 12 Saab JAS Gripen C/D multirole fighters to Botswana. Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) confirmed that while the organization is "in talks" with Botswana, the number of aircraft under discussion is around eight and not 16.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:26
Egypt is seeking Harpoon Block II missiles from the United States in a deal worth an estimated $143 million. The US State Department approved the possible foreign military sale and issued notification to Congress on 11 May, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:13
President Barack Obama is still grappling with a historic decision on whether to lift the U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam just days before he travels there, the White House said on Thursday, signaling that human rights concerns could be a sticking point.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:41
The United Nations' readiness to lift the international arms embargo on Libya landed with a thud in Congress, where lawmakers were either blindsided by the announcement or downright skeptical.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:13
Botswana is in talks with Sweden regarding the purchase of eight Gripen fighter jets from Saab, according to the country’s defence materiel agency. The BDF has also expressed interest in the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:20
Foreign military sales by the United States are growing because its products are considered well-made and reliable, but it is a complicated area not only involving foreign governments but various departments inside the American government and Congress having to sign off on those agreements.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:15
The top U.S. general overseeing American military operations in Africa said Tuesday that while Washington is considering sending weapons to Libya to fight the Islamic State, doing so will require taking cues from a fledgling unity government that is still struggling to establish support at home.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 07:15
Days after the U.S. refused to sell a batch of F-16 jets to Islamabad at subsidized prices, Pakistan’s powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, went to Beijing on Monday with a view to "enhancing military-to-military cooperation" -- another sign that Pakistan is perusing a policy of diversifying its military procurement options away from Washington.