Arms Sales

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 13:02

The U.S. continued its air campaign against the Islamic State with some estimates of the cost so far at $1 billion. The U.K., Canada, Australia, Denmark and Turkey all committed to join the campaign in Iraq. The U.N. and U.S. are expanding their mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Amnesty International released a new report on widespread use of torture by police in Mexico. And the five countries bordering the Caspian Sea met to announce their agreement to prevent outside military presence in the sea.

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 07:27
40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. will sell defense equipment to Vietnam for maritime security.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 07:13
The US DSCA announces the United Arab Emirates official export request for more M142 HIMARS systems, rockets, and missiles, at an estimated cost of up to $900 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, TX.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 07:05
The United States will deliver ten Boeing AH-64D Block II Apache helicopter to Egypt following the lifting of the suspension of military aid earlier this year, while a $3.5 billion arms deal with Russia is to include submarines, surface-to-air missiles and jets.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 06:19
The United States on Thursday partially lifted a long-time ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam to help it improve maritime security, a historic move that comes nearly 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 05:46
Continuing tough economic conditions could well open the door for the SA Air Force (SAAF) to acquire much-needed airlift capacity in the not-too-distant future.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:33
The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 30 September that it has taken delivery of Pantsyr-S1 mobile short-range air defence systems and Igla-1 (SA-24) man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) from Russia.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 05:51
The Pentagon office in charge of leading the sales of US defense equipment to foreign governments released a strategy document Wednesday aimed at streamlining the foreign military sales (FMS) process, while helping Washington to equip NATO partners in contingency operations.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:59
The first of two AgustaWestland AW101 VIP helicopters for the Nigerian Air Force has performed its maiden flight. Once delivered, it will join Nigeria’s helicopter fleet, which is set to expand following a recent order for an estimated 40 Mi-35M and Mi-171Sh helicopters.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:51
Thailand has submitted a request to purchase additional Airbus Helicopter UH-72A light utility helicopters from the United States, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 29 September.