Arms Sales

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 08:56
Israel’s arms sales to Africa more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, continuing a multi-year upward trend, an Israeli daily reported Wednesday. The country’s total military exports were down in 2013, but the trend over the past decade continues to be positive, according to a Haaretz report.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 07:09
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $55 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 6, 2014.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 05:50
The US Congress approved a possible sale to Poland for 40 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) and Polish Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft upgrades on 2 October.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 06:39
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a tender for five armoured repair and recovery vehicles (ARRV) to support the Army of the Czech Republic's (ACR) fleet of 107 Steyr Pandur II 8x8 armoured vehicles.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 06:37
Several times a year, business managers within the Norwegian defense ministry are crunching the numbers regarding acquisition and support of the F-35. Basing their figures on the U.S. Presidential Budget and those from the F-35 Joint Program Office, the Norwegian government currently expects their future F-35 fleet to cost up to 20% more to operate than its current F-16 fleet, but that issue does not seem to generate concern here in Oslo.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 06:46
Australian Defence Minister Sen. David Johnston announced Friday that up to four more Boeing C-17A Globemaster III strategic airlifters could be acquired for the Royal Australian Air Force.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 06:34
A military agreement with the Philippines and easing an arms embargo against Vietnam show the Obama administration wants deeper security ties with Asia, even as turmoil in the Mideast has undermined its hope of making Asia the heart of its foreign policy.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 05:49
While it remains much too early to declare a new day in Pentagon acquisition and export control circles, the turn of the building’s fiscal page to 2015 has brought with it several high-profile initiatives to begin to reform and streamline several long-stultified lines of effort.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 05:43
France is expected to decide within the coming month whether to deliver a Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia, and the letter of the law looms large with officials examining the sale contract as they weigh the government’s options, legal and defense specialists said.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 05:42
The decision by the US to legalize the sale of lethal equipment for maritime security to Vietnam could have major impacts on both the regional balance of power and US industry. The decision to allow arms sales to Vietnam for the first time since the Vietnam War comes at a time of increased Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.