Archive: International

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

HASC Leadership Urges President To Fully Fund Counter-Information Warfare Office

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the president Thursday urging him to fully resource and staff the agency tasked with countering foreign disinformation campaigns, including officially allocating up to $60 million in funds. Top leadership from the House Armed Services Committee are asking the president to follow through on authorities included in […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.46 Billion Mod For F-35 Long-Lead Material

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $1.46 billion modification for long-lead material and parts for F-35 aircraft, the Defense Department said Tuesday. This not-to-exceed modification on an earlier advance acquisition contract specifically covers low rate initial production (LRIP) F-35s. This includes 145 Lot 13 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air […]

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Kratos Receives Approval To Market Its Mako UAS Abroad

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions [KTOS] has received approval from the State Department to market its Mako High Performance Jet Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific region, the company said Tuesday. The countries, which Kratos did not name, have previous programs with the company, including contracts for its […]


Qatar Purchases 28 NH90 Multi-Role Helicopters, 16 H125 Training Helicopters For $3.7 Billion

Qatar has agreed to a new $3.7 billion contract to purchase 28 NH90 multi-role helicopters for its military and 16 H125 light single-engine helicopters for training with its Armed Forces Air Academy, according to Airbus officials. The deal, announced March 14 and signed during Qatar’s DIMDEX defense conference, includes 16 tactical transport configurations and 12 […]

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, along with state and Israeli officials, speak to reporters during the state's International Homeland Defense and Security Summit. (Photo: Defense Daily).

Mississippi Welcomes Israeli Cooperation On Border Protection, Gov OK With Tariffs

BILOXI, Miss. – The governor of Mississippi welcomed increased cooperation between U.S. and Israeli homeland security and defense companies on Tuesday. “I believe what we can learn from the real world experience, unfortunately, of having someone that is on your border in a threatening manner, can be very beneficial here to the United States of […]

TPS-77 MRR taken in Ventspils, Latvia, during Site Acceptance Test. Courtesy 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Delivers First TPS-77 MRR To Latvia

Lockheed Martin [LMT] successfully completed a site acceptance test for its new TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (MRR) in Latvia while delivering the first of three of transportable radars for the country’s air force, the company said Monday. Latvia ordered the three TPS-77 MRRs in 2015 to strengthen its airspace defense and low-level flight surveillance capabilities. “Acquisition […]

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Report Suggests Multiple Approaches To Better Integrate Allied Defense Industrial Base

New exemptions for controlled goods, program licensing, integration of performance based logistics contracting, and improving standards to better enable open systems architecture among international partners are among the key recommendations in a new report aimed at furthering integration of the defense industrial bases of the U.S., Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Another recommendation based […]

The launch of an AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves Possible $270.4 Million Deal with UAE For Sidewinder Block II Missiles

The State Department has approved a possible $270.4 million deal with the United Arab Emirates for 300 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on March 8 of the foreign military sale (FMS). “This potential sale will improve the UAE’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide […]