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Czech Republic to Purchase $138M Worth of Hellfire Missiles and Related Services

The United States has approved the Czech Republic’s request to purchase Hellfire missiles and advanced precision kill weapon systems. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Congress has been notified about the potential foreign military sale, estimated to cost $138.26 million. The decision was made after the Department of State determined that the acquisition would not harm...

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Croatia Buys More Black Hawks Through US Security Assistance Program

Lockheed Martin said Croatia has acquired eight more UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. The order follows an earlier purchase of six units of the Sikorsky-built aircraft, bringing Croatia’s fleet of the twin-engine platform to 12. The agreement will also provide the Croatian Army with aircraft, organizational equipment, spare and...

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Lockheed Awarded $300M Navy Contract Modification to Support Australia Surface Combatant Program

Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin’s rotary and mission systems business a contract modification worth $300.94 million to provide software engineering and on-site support for the Australia Surface Combatant program. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and Adelaide, Australia, through September 2031. The ASC initiative involves the modernization of three Hobart-class...

Australian Defence Force to Acquire Switchblade Loitering Munition; Pat Conroy Quoted
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Australian Defence Force to Acquire Switchblade Loitering Munition; Pat Conroy Quoted

Australia expects to receive an order of Switchblade 300 precision loitering munitions in 2024 and deploy the weapon into service in 2025 to boost the Australian Defence Force’s drone warfighting capabilities. The acquisition of the munitions, manufactured by U.S. company AeroVironment, adds to the different drone types in the ADF arsenal that can be armed...

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US OKs $2B Loan for Poland’s Defense Modernization Program

The United States has signed an agreement to provide Poland with a $2 billion loan to support the European country’s defense modernization program. The deal will bolster the defense and deterrence of NATO’s eastern flank, the Department of State said on Monday. The Foreign Military Financing direct loan will fund Warsaw’s efforts to beef up...

More Arms Contracts Loom With Additional $2.3B US Military Aid to Ukraine; Lloyd Austin Quoted
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More Arms Contracts Loom With Additional $2.3B US Military Aid to Ukraine; Lloyd Austin Quoted

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced that the United States is increasing its military assistance to Ukraine by $2.3 billion, according to an Associated Press report on Austin’s meeting with visiting Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov at the Pentagon on Tuesday.  The increased aid will source $150 million from the presidential drawdown authority allowing the...

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Taiwan to Acquire AeroVironment Switchblade 300 Loitering Munition From US

The United States has approved Taiwan’s request to purchase loitering munition systems.  The proposed foreign military sale, estimated to be worth $60.2 million, will supply Taipei with AeroVironment’s Switchblade 300 advanced weapon system to strengthen the East Asian nation’s capability to defend itself against regional threats.  The Switchblade 300 can be transported in a backpack...

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GA-ASI to Provide MQ-9B SkyGuardian Logistics, Sustainment Support to Belgium’s Air Force

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide logistics and sustainment services to the Belgian Air Force.  The U.S. Air Force awarded the California-based company with a $48.54 million undefinitized contract action to support Belgium’s fleet of MQ-9B SkyGuardian. Under the deal, GA-ASI will provide depot repair, engineering, software and field team support from its facilities...

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Air Force Taps Lockheed Martin to Start F-16 Electronic Warfare System Production

The U.S. Air Force has decided to continue working with a vendor responsible for the development of an electronic warfare solution designed for the F-16 aircraft. On Thursday, the Department of Defense announced that it had awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics a fixed-price incentive, (firm-target) modification to an existing contract expanding the current long-lead materials contract...

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US Approves Proposed $360M Deals to Supply Taiwan With Attack Drones, Loitering Missiles

The United States has approved two proposed foreign military sales of unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced loitering missile systems to Taiwan. The Department of State gave the go-ahead for the Taiwanese government’s request to purchase 291 Altius 600M-V systems for $300 million and 720 Switchblade 300 all up rounds worth $60.2 million, according to the...

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