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As a new American president bent on retaining American jobs prepares to take office, the Obama administration and the U.S. defense industry are working on a deal with the Indian government to build iconic U.S. combat aircraft in India. In recent months, Lockheed Martin and Boeing have made proposals to…

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Raytheon has received a $25 million contract to provide Griffin A Block/III missiles for the U.S. Air Force. The contract was a result of a sole-source acquisition, with all funds payed at the time of the award. Work will be performed at the company's facility in Tucson, Ariz The U.S.…

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Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, said on Saturday he was hopeful that a proposed three-year block buy of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, expected to generate large savings, would go ahead."I can't say what's in the final budget, but I'm very hopeful that the block buy will…

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The U.S. Navy plans to divest its older model Boeing Co (BA.N) F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in coming years and hopes to buy dozens of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to deal with a shortfall of strike fighters aboard its carriers, a Navy official said. The plan, which is still being finalized,…

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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…