Archive: International

Air Force F-22 Operates In Afghanistan For First Time

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor dropped 250-pound Small Diameter Bombs on a Taliban opium processing plant in northern Helmand province Nov. 19, marking the first time the Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built fighter jet has operated in Afghanistan, NATO announced Nov. 20. The F-22 was chosen to hit the drug lab due to its ability to […]

The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command (URC) musters the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to support search and rescue efforts for the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan in the south Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 19. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Helps Argentina With Submarine Search And Rescue

The U.S. Navy deployed several naval and undersea rescue assets over the weekend to help Argentina search for its naval submarine, the A.R.A San Juan  (S-42), in South Atlantic waters. The U.S. is supporting a request from Argentina’s government for international assistance in the search for the missing submarine and possible rescue of the vessel […]

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State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for  Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, […]

Singapore Commissions Two Littoral Mission Vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) commissioned two Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) at Changi Naval Base on Tuesday. The LMVs were developed by the RSN, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, and Singapore’s ST Engineering. The Singapore Defense Ministry said the commissioning of the RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity is a “significant milestone” in […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $170 Million AMRAAM Deal With Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $170 million deal with Norway for the sale of 60 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs).The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes Raytheon’s [RTN] AIM-120 C-7 missiles, as well as 4 AMRAAM guidance section spares. “The proposed […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

Kaspersky Products On Systems Of 15 Percent Of Federal Civilian Agencies, DHS Official Says

Preliminary findings of a mandatory review of federal computer networks for the presence of a Russian-made anti-virus software that may actually pose an information security risk show that the products are on computer systems of about 15 percent of civilian agencies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official disclosed on Tuesday. So far, 94 percent […]

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) along with their strike groups conduct operations with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Three-Carrier Group Conducted Training With Japan And South Korea Navies

The U.S. Navy held two separate international training exercises with Japan and South Korea this Sunday while conducting rare coordinated operations with three U.S. carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific. Last week the U.S. Navy announced the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) were conducting coordinated operations to […]

Surrey-US' products include earth observation payloads. Photo: Surrey-US

General Atomics Acquires U.S.-Based Operation Of Surrey Satellite Technology

General Atomics (GA) on Monday said it has acquired the majority of assets of the Colorado-based operation of Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to support the growth plans of its Electromagnetic Systems Group (EMS) in the development and delivery of small satellite and advanced payload systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SSTL […]


NATO Briefs Industry On Over $817 Million In Air And Missile Defense Opportunities

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on Monday briefed North American and European industry on over $817 million in upcoming air and missile defense program business opportunities in 2018 and later, the alliance said. The NCI Agency said that projected requirements for the next decade could further “significantly increase” that initial estimate. These opportunities […]

Patriot air defense units are popular Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items. Photo: Raytheon.

Sweden Chooses Patriot To Upgrade Air And Missile Defenses

The Swedish government has decided to start negotiations on procuring Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system for upward of $1.2 billion, the government said Tuesday. The Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) and Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) have been evaluating medium-range surface-to-air defense systems for Sweden since the parliament concluded a 2015 defense framework […]