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Europe Mulls Acquisition Strategy Similar to US Foreign Military Sales Program

The European Commission is looking into adopting a strategy that will ease the process of selling weapons.  As governments across Europe increase military spending in response to rising threats from Russia, the EC is considering a scheme similar to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program. According to a consultation paper first seen...


US, Czech Republic Strengthen Defense Partnership, Reaffirm Ukraine Support

The United States and the Czech Republic have reaffirmed their friendship and shared commitment to upholding democratic principles and human rights.  On Tuesday, Spencer P. Boyer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy, welcomed Jan Jireš, director general for defense policy and strategy at Czechia’s Ministry of Defense, at the Pentagon for the...


Chilean Air Force Boosts Capabilities With Lockheed F-16 Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Defense said Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $177 million Foreign Military Sales contract for the upgrade of 36 Chilean Air Force F-16 jetfighters. Chile acquired the F-16s from the Netherlands in two separate deliveries of 18 each in 2005 and 2009. A company spokesperson told Defense News that Lockheed will...

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