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Britain's BAE Systems Plc is close to selling 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to equip the Royal Air Force of Oman. According to the Reuters news agency the sale could be worth up to $2 billion.
MBDA has delivered the first VL MICA naval surface-to-air defense systems to the first export customer and is moving the land-based VL MICA land system into production, anticipating first export deliveries starting in 2012. The launch customer for both systems is believed to be Oman.
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Oman is requesting to receive an integrated air defense system based on the Boeing Avenger very short range air defense (VSHORAD) system, augmented with medium range AMRAAM interceptors
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 Saab group has been awarded a contract to deliver an Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system comprising the Saab 2000 aircraft platform...