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The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics a contract worth over US$1.2 Billion for the upgrading of 134 South Korean F-16 fighters. The contract for the ROKAF upgrade is a foreign military sales contract issued by the U.S. Air Force.
Following a conclusion of a large foreign military sales contract signed by the US Government, the Raytheon company is expecting an order for 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles worth about $750 million.
Sweden has requested accelerated delivery of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to meet the scheduled deployment of Swedish military in Afghanistan in April 2013. The helicopters produced by Sikorsky Aircraft are delivered through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
The Indian Army is planning to equip its ground forces with thousands of anti-tank missiles to be built in India. The Indian military considers two options, both of them exclusive - the FGM-148 Javelin, proposed under a Government-to-Government (G2G) program via U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and the Spike MR, proposed by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, being the only bidder in an international tender, which specified characteristics and specifications only the Israeli company could meet.
The Middle East defense spending binge is set to grow further by 14% over the next five years, as Gulf Arab nations embark on military modernization programs facing Iran's growing threat. 'Forecast International' predicts.
The Pentagon is embarking on a new arms transfer to Iraq, this time involving a squadron of advanced versions of the Lockheed Martin F-16IQ...