Business

  • Aug- 2020 -
    4 August
    President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

    ‘Legitimate’ Concerns About Saudi Arms Sales, Ex-US Official Says

    State Department officials voiced concern over risks to civilians before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rammed through $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a former aide was quoted Monday as telling lawmakers.

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  • Jul- 2020 -
    27 July
    Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jet

    First French Fighter Jets Head to India After Purchase

    The first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal headed to India on Monday for rapid deployment amid rising tensions with China.

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  • 10 July
    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    US Approves Sale of 105 F-35 Stealth Fighters to Japan

    The United States announced that it has approved the sale of 105 F-35 stealth aircraft to Japan for an estimated $23.11 billion. 

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    21 June
    Patriot air defense missile system, Japan

    PAE Awarded Contract at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

    PAE was awarded a Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East contract to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems maintenance, testing and installation services at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The contract has a one-year base period of performance with three one-year options and an estimated total value of approximately $25.1 million. PAE President and CEO John Heller said the award highlights PAE’s long-respected engineering and operations maintenance capabilities supporting US projects in Japan. “PAE started 65 years ago by providing the US government critical services to rebuild Japan and other parts of Asia after World War II,” Heller said. “That legacy of dependable service continues today as we support the Navy at the air station in Iwakuni.” The HVAC maintenance contract builds on major projects the PAE Design and Facility Management entity in Japan has supported as Air Station Iwakuni expanded over the past decade. Significant projects include the design of a 131,000-square-foot medical clinic, which opened in 2018, and a flight training facility, now under construction. “The skilled team leading this effort has decades of combined experience managing design, construction, maintenance and repair programs in Japan,” said PDFM President Scott Gold. “By understanding both the technical …

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  • 21 June
    Exercise Cold Response

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $145 Million Contract for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a third contract modification from the US Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.  This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $350 million. “This advance procurement contract will help protect the health of our supplier base and strengthen our efforts to efficiently modernize the nation’s amphibious fleet as we continue to build amphibious ships for the Navy,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. Ingalls is the sole builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the Navy. The shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo Jima-class USS Tripoli (LPH 10), in 1966.  Ingalls has since built five Tarawa-class (LHA 1) ships, eight Wasp-class (LHD 1) ships and the first in a new class of amphibious assault ships, America (LHA 6), in 2014. The second ship in that class, Tripoli (LHA 7), was delivered to the Navy earlier this year. Bougainville (LHA 8) is under construction. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more …

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  • Apr- 2020 -
    21 April
    Eurofighter Typhoon carrying Brimstone 2 missiles

    Germany to purchase 93 Eurofighters, 45 F-18s to replace Tornado bombers, AKK says

    Germany is planning to purchase 93 Eurofighters as well as 45 US-made F-18s to replace its aging Tornado bomber-fighter jet fleet, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said

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  • 20 April
    Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4

    Germany to replace Tornado bombers with Airbus and Boeing fighter jets

    Germany confirmed it aims to replace its aging fleet of Tornado fighter-bombers with aircraft from both European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing

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  • 14 April
    Mk 54 torpedo launch

    US approves $63 million sale of Mk 54 torpedoes to India

    The US has approved a possible $63 million sale of 16 Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes to India for use on its P-8I aircraft

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  • 10 April
    The Defense Post

    Canada to resume light armored vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia

    Sale of the light armored vehicles was on hold since 2018 over kingdom's role in the war in Yemen and murder of journalist Kashoggi

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  • Mar- 2020 -
    11 March
    Bolsonaro at SOUTHCOM

    US-Brazil defense cooperation could help counter China’s space ambitions, general says

    A US-Brazil defense research agreement offers the US a leg up over China's space infrastructure ambitions in the Western Hemisphere, SOUTHCOM commander Admiral Craig Faller said

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