Arms Sales

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.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:23
A United Nations panel of experts found evidence of “well-established networks” of arms suppliers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, including from Israel, that are fueling the war in South Sudan.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:37
The organization responsible for policing single-source defense contracts in Britain is to look at whether U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) and other government-to-government (G2G) deals should be scrutinized to ensure taxpayers' money is being spent effectively, a top Ministry of Defence (MoD) official has told Parliament.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 06:42
Having successfully developed a number of military aircraft together, the Pakistani/Chinese partnership is now actively courting African countries looking for a modern, budget friendly fighter.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:27
In the aftermath of the spat between Poland and France over Warsaw’s decision to cancel the Caracal helicopter deal with Airbus Helicopters, the Polish Defence Ministry is most likely to purchase three A26-class submarines from Sweden’s Saab.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:26
As part of its budget request for 2017, the Norwegian military asked for funding to purchase 12 more of the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made stealth fifth-generation fighters beginning in 2019. The government — whose first four F-35s are currently at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona — plans to buy a total of 52 of the aircraft.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:32
Russia and India will sign an agreement on Saturday for Moscow to deliver advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to New Delhi, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:28
The sale of Iskander mobile platforms to Armenia is likely to invigorate a new wave of the military arms race between Yerevan and Baku, where the critical beneficiary could well be Russia.