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US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants. The US government, which has been reluctant so far […]


Israel Requests AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles

Israel Requests AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $544 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]


US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion. […]


Russia Arms Export Hits 5.6 Bln US Dollars In First Half 2014

Russia Arms Export Hits 5.6 Bln US Dollars In First Half 2014

President Vladimir Putin said Monday Russia has exported arms worth 5.6 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, and that the overall portfolio of export orders has grown to nearly 50 billion dollars. Calling the export […]


Singapore to Buy Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Kits

Singapore to Buy Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Kits

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $63 million. The Defense Security […]


Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report

Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report

Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to export a high-performance sensor […]


Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday. Although the United States is moving to expedite the […]


French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports are expected to top 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. International weapons contracts rose by 42 percent compared to the previous […]


Brazil to Upgrade M109 SP Guns, M113 APCs in $241M Deals

Brazil to Upgrade M109 SP Guns, M113 APCs in $241M Deals

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for M109A5+ upgrade kits and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]


 
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