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Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

Saudi Arabia to Modernize Three Artillery Regiments with M777A2, M119A Howitzers

Saudi Arabia is seeking to buy M777A2 lightweight, air-mobile howitzer guns from the U.S., three artillery battalions (53 guns) and associated target acquisition and fire locating radars, in an arms package worth about $886 million

AVIBRAS Unveil a New UAV, Guided Cruise Missile at LAAD 2011

AVIBRAS, established in 1961 as an independent aerospace company in Brazil shifted its focus in the 1970s to the development of artillery rockets. At...

First Flight for the New MRTT Royal Saudi Air Force Tanker

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has successfully completed its maiden flight lasting 4hr 15min. Following the...

Updated: Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain

Saudi Arabian forces were deployed today to Bahrain, to assist the local government dealing with civil unrest that followed violent encounters with demonstrators that blocked main roads to the center of the Island's capital Manama.

Saab Wins $180 Million Order for Carl-Gustaf Anti-Tank Ammo

Saab has received an order worth over US$180 million (MSEK 1155) for anti-armor projectiles for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The company will deliver the first ammunition batches in September 2011 and continue supplies throughout 2012 with additional option for 2013. The identity of the customer was not disclosed.

Iraq, UAE & Saudi Arabia Lead the Middle East’s Defense Growth

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.

U.S. Defense Exports Amount to $31.6 Billion in FY2010

U.S. military sales overseen by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) were $31.6 billion in the Fiscal Year 2010 (ending September 30), topping $30...

Saudi Arabia to Order 180 New Helicopters for a New National...

The recently announced acquisition of more than 180 helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guards (SANG) provides the first major step in expansion of...

Better F-15SA Eagles for the Royal Saudi Air Force

Updated: October 21, 2010: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have finalized an arms package that shadows even the large arms mega-sales in the region....

Update: Riyadh to Invest up to $60 Billion Modernizing Airpower with...

Updated: October 21, 2010: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have finalized an arms package that shadows even the large arms mega-sales in the region....

Britain to deliver 72 Typhoons to Saudi-Arabia

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Government of Saudi Arabia has reached agreement with the UK Government to purchase 72 Eurofighter...

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