Czech Republic Orders Eight Israeli Multimission Radars
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:28:51 +0000 EST

Nearly two years after an earlier deal was nixed, the Czech Republic has reached a $125 million government-to-government deal with Israel for the procurement of eight ELM-2084 Iron Dome multimission …

Russian Arms Trade in Review
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:11:45 +0000 EST

  For this year-end podcast, our analysts examine Russia’s arms export numbers and overall performance within the broader global market. Items covered include rising competition within Russia’s traditional core markets, …

Spain Selects PC-21 as Replacement for C-101 Aviojet Trainers
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:18:25 +0000 EST

According to multiple reports, Spain has tapped the PC-21 turboprop trainer from Swiss company Pilatus as its preferred future replacement for the Spanish Air Force’s fleet of C-101 Aviojets. The …

Russia Preparing Ka-52M Contract
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:51:01 +0000 EST

The Russian Ministry of Defense will finalize a contract for an upgraded version of the Ka-52 next year. Speaking to TASS Russian News Agency on December 4, Russian Helicopters CEO …

Siemens’ Restructuring of Product Line Is a Sign of the Times
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:00:54 +0000 EST

Siemens‘ vast turbine portfolio is rivaled only by General Electric in the variety of machines it produces. It seems that with the downturn in the gas turbine market, which began …

U.S. Navy Awards $22 Billion Contract for Nine Virginia Class Subs
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:00:46 +0000 EST

submarine on the surface of the ocean
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $22.2 billion contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat for nine Block V Virginia class submarines, of which eight will be equipped with the Virginia …

Romania to Add Five More F-16s from Portuguese Stocks
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:28:07 +0000 EST

Romania plans to acquire five more F-16s from Portugal’s surplus stocks. Under a draft law passed on November 28, the Romanian government outlined the procurement, noting that the additional aircraft …

U.S. Military Aid to Lebanon Unfrozen
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:56:49 +0000 EST

Several months after putting a hold on military aid to Lebanon, the U.S. has lifted its block. On Monday, three sources told the Associated Press that the U.S. has unfrozen …

Sparton Finds a New Home
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:00:39 +0000 EST

Following the failure of an earlier merger attempt to combine with Ultra Electronics, a new suitor swept in and bought Sparton. This time it was a private equity firm, Cerberus …

Stopgap Spending Bill Keeps U.S. Government Running Through December 20
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:33:01 +0000 EST

headquarters of the u.s. military
As expected, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill on the evening of November 21 to avoid a government shutdown.  The continuing resolution (CR) funds the federal government …