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British fighter planes visiting Japan will fly over the South China Sea and Britain will sail aircraft carriers in the Pacific once they are operational in 2020, given concerns about freedom of navigation there, Britain's ambassador to the United States said on Thursday. The envoy, Kim Darroch, told a Washington…

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Poland and the U.S. Patriot missile maker Raytheon have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in production that could pave the way for the purchase of missiles. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Thursday the step brings Poland closer to buying a number of medium-range Patriot missiles for its air…

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BAE Systems said on Wednesday it expected to sign a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply M777 Howitzers to the Indian Army after both governments cleared the deal. India's defence procurement agency agreed a proposal to buy 145 of the artillery guns in June in a deal…

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CACI International Inc announced that it has been awarded a $79 million task order by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to support I2WD's Innovative Intelligence Solutions and Systems Engineering Support program. The three-year task order, awarded under CACI's Technical Information Engineering Services (TIES) contract vehicle, represents…

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Iran has categorically refused to confirm plans to buy an unspecified number of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighters after Russia apparently balked at some of Tehran's demands as part of this multi-billion dollar deal. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan only said the acquisition of the Su-30SM version of this two-seat, supermaneuverble…

U.S. approves possible sale of JASSM-ER missiles to Poland

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles - Extended Range to Poland. If approved, The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency estimates the sale could be valued at $200 million. Lockheed Martin is listed as the primary contractor for the pending deal. The decision…

Watervliet Arsenal Secures $8.5 Million Contract for Mortar Weapons

 A new $8.5 million U.S. Army and Marine Corps weapons contract for "mortar bi-pods" will have employees at the Watervliet Arsenal busy down the line. The 203-year-old arsenal, America's oldest government-owned defense supplier, will make the nation's fighting force lighter and faster by building the new-age mortar supports: a pair…

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Kuwait plans to buy 28 Boeing F-18 Super Hornets, a military official said on Monday, 10 days after the U.S. State Department notified Congress of the possible sale of 40 of the warplanes to the Gulf Arab state. Major General Lafi al-Azmi, chief of the military's Armament and Procurement Authority,…

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The security cabinet decided unanimously on Sunday to purchase 17 additional F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The Prime Minister's Bureau said the new purchase will bring the number of F-35s in the Israel Air Force to 50. The state-of-the-art F-35, already nicknamed the Adir (Hebrew for mighty…

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Norway plans to order five Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to maintain its surveillance capacity and meet future security challenges, the NATO country's Defence Ministry said. Following an agreement in Norway's parliament to boost long-term military spending, the 9.83 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.15 billion) purchase will likely face…