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Congress Mulls Saudi Sanctions, But Low Risk of Imminent Impact to Industry

Lawmakers are newly considering imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia amid calls for President Trump to investigate the disappearance of a Saudi-born journalist. But any possible impact on U.S. weapons makers doing business with Riyadh is unlikely to be felt in the short term.Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and opinion writer for the Washington Post, was…

Military Helicopters Significant Part of Projected Helo Sales Rebound, Forecast Says

After five years of stagnation and program delays in key regions of the world, the global military and civil helicopter market is poised for a rebound, according to a recent analysis by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.Utility helicopters will account for $50 billion in sales through 2026, attack helicopters--$48 billion, maritime helicopters--$40 billion, and transport…

U.S., South Korea Suspend Another Joint Military Exercise

The U.S. and South Korean militaries have suspended another joint exercise this year as diplomatic efforts continue with North Korea, the Defense Department said Oct. 19.Defense Secretary James Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo suspended Exercise Vigilant Ace, an annual large-scale exercise to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and ROK forces, “to give…

Bipartisan Calls Increase in Senate to End U.S. Aid to Saudi Forces

Senators on both sides of the aisle are increasingly calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Saudi forces in Yemen and a hold on weapons sales to the Middle Eastern country, and demanding independent investigations into the disappearance of a Saudi writer living in the United States and two recent airstrikes on civilians…

3M Launches New Ballistic Helmet Aimed At International Market

3M [MMM] officially launched the F70 new ballistic helmet last week aimed at the international market and featuring improved durability capabilities the company developed while building the Army’s helmet of the future.Terry Griffith, defense business manager for 3M, told Defense Daily several foreign customers have already purchased the new helmet and the company is engaged…