Military Equipment

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:47
The Islamic State group is circulating photos of potentially sensitive American military equipment and identification cards purportedly confiscated by militants after recent battlefield engagements in Afghanistan.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:35
The US government has revealed basing and unit plans for the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF's) Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Eagle fleet ahead of the commencement of deliveries. The details were disclosed in early August in a Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) request for information (RfI) for F-15SA support that will run from March 2017 until March 2021.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:33
The Egyptian Navy has commissioned into service the R-32 Molniya class missile corvette Ahmed Fadel, after its crew returned from training in Russia. The vessel was donated by Russia last year. The Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on 4 August that the vessel was commissioned at the Egyptian Navy base in Alexandria.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:56
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of up to 24 Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II turboprop trainer/light attack aircraft to Argentina, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 3 August.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:54
The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) has deployed Arcturus T-20 JUMP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the coast of Sonora for maritime surveillance operations, SEMAR announced on 29 July.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:34
After more than a decade of discussions, the Israeli Navy is in contract negotiations with the US Navy to purchase 76mm rapid-fire guns from Italian defense contractor Oto Melara, a subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The estimated $100 million foreign military sale will be financed through US military aid and delivered via the US Navy from the Italian firm’s North American facility based in Largo, Florida.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:42
The Israeli air force will be the first air force outside the United States with an operational Stealth squadron. In the United States, the Navy has already made the F-35 serviceable and announced its Initial Operating Capability status. The US Air Force will reach this same milestone in the near future.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Polish government intends to finalize an agreement with the US government by the end of the year to buy the Raytheon-made Patriot air-and-missile defense system, the Polish defense minister said.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

In the shadow of the British vote to leave the European Union and rising protectionist sentiment in the United States, the four presidents of the Pacific Alliance—Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—met last week in southern Chile to reaffirm their commitment to open markets, free trade, and integration. 

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence guns and equipped with surveillance and tracking radars.

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