Archive: International

South Korea's first F-35A is unveiled at a rollout ceremony. (Lockheed Martin photo)

Senate Panel Votes To Block F-35 Transfers To Turkey

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has approved a proposal to block the transfer of F-35s to Turkey and ultimately end that country’s participation in the U.S.-led fighter jet program. The measure, an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, would keep the transfer prohibition in place until the Department of Defense gives Congress a […]

Artist's impression of  an F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet Block III (top) alongside a Block II (bottom). (Image: Boeing.)

Boeing Optimistic For More International Super Hornet Sales

Boeing’s [BA] leader for the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft is optimistic that the company will see more international interest in F/A-18 Super Hornets. In a press event on Wednesday, Dan Gillian, Boeing vice president for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler programs, said the company anticipates deliveries of F/A-18 E/Fs to Kuwait in […]

The People's Liberation Army (Navy) hospital ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866), the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship  USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310) maneuver into formation for a photo exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (U.S. Navy photo)

Pentagon Pushes China Out of 2018 RIMPAC

The U.S. Defense Department disinvited China from the forthcoming Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise due to militarization in the South China Sea and the Spratly Islands in particular, a department spokesperson said on Thursday. Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Logan said China’s “continued militarization of the South China Sea” is “inconsistent with the principles and […]

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Senator Urges More Scrutiny Of Arms Exports

A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged his fellow lawmakers May 22 to increase their scrutiny of arms exports to minimize the United States’ role in causing civilian casualties. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said at a Stimson Center conference that few arms sales are debated in Congress even though the United States is the world’s […]

Artist's concept of the Sea Giraffe AMB placed atop the mast of a ship. (Image:  Saab)

Saab Providing Sea Giraffe Radar In FMS To Philippines

Sweden’s Saab said it will supply the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (ABM) naval radar system in a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines. The AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe is planned to be installed in two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16). The ships are […]

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NATO To Announce Nearly $1 Billion In New Defense Work, Cyber Agreements At Berlin Conference

NATO is set to preview nearly $1 billion in new contract opportunities and sign four bilateral cyber threat information sharing agreements with international industry partners at its upcoming defense conference in Berlin the week of May 21. Officials at NITEC 18, organized by NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency, will provide an overview of the […]

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GAO Finds Ballooning Foreign Military Sales Admin Costs

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program administrative account balances have ballooned over the past decade by an order of magnitude due to insufficient management controls. The office found that the administrative account for FMS in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which manages FMS, grew from $391 million […]

A U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

State Department Approves $1.4 Billion C-130J, KC-130J Aircraft Deal With Germany

The State Department has approved a possible $1.4 billion deal with Germany for three C-130J and three KC-130J aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Friday. Germany has requested the Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130Js and KC-130Js come equipped with Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines and Link-16 […]

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NATO Completes World’s Largest Cyber Exercise Testing Critical Infrastructure

NATO completed the world’s largest cyber exercise Friday, with officials building in more complex tests to assess member nations’ ability to defend and share information on threats directed at critical infrastructure. The Locked Shield exercise in Estonia, organized by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), featured 22 member nation teams and industry […]

Airbus' H-145M conducts a MUM-T test with Schiebel's S-100 UAS

Airbus Successfully Tests MUM-T Capability With Its H-145M Helicopter, Schiebel’s S-100 UAS

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed manned/unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capability tests with its H-145M helicopter and Austrian defense company Schiebel’s S-100 unmanned air system (UAS), the company said April 24. The tests between the H145 and Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS is the first MUM-T test for European helicopters to demonstrate the highest level of interoperability, LOI […]