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  • New Face of Modernised F-16
    New Face of Modernised F-16 20 April 2020
    Indonesia, which performed the flight of the first modernised platform of the F-16 Fighting Falcon upgrade programme in the past months, introduced the aircraft with its new face. Indonesia, which started to modernize the F-16 A/B Block 15 aircraft in its inventory, shared the final livery the platform. Structural components of the aircraft have been improved as part of the Falcon STAR (Structural Augmentation Roadmap) and EMLU (Enhanced Mid-Life Upgrade) programs. In this way,...
  • Eagle Illuminated F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Eagle Illuminated F-16 Fighting Falcon 2 March 2020
    An important procedure took place in Operation Spring Shield, which was launched after the attack by the Syrian Army in Idlib. The Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri / TSK) announced that all aircraft approaching the Turkish operation area will be intercepted within the framework of the engagement rules. In this context, yesterday, two Su-24 (NATO Code: Fencer) belonging to the Syrian Air Force which entered the region threatening the security of Turkish pe...
  • IADWS for India
    IADWS for India 15 February 2020
    The US State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) for an estimated cost of $1.867 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 7, 2020. The Government of India has requested to buy an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) comprised of five AN/MPQ-64Fl Sentinel radar systems; 118 AMRAAM AIM...
  • Korea to Acquire 120 AMRAAM
    Korea to Acquire 120 AMRAAM 18 October 2019
    The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Republic of Korea (ROK) of (120) AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) with support for an estimated cost of $253 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. ROK has requested to buy 120 AMRAAM. Also included are containers; weapon support and support equipment; spare and repair parts; U.S. Government and co...
  • New Missile to Support AMRAAM and Sidewinder 18 September 2019
    Raytheon unveils the development of the new medium-range Peregrine advanced air-to-air missile.  A company executive says “the Peregrine is meant to complement, not replace, the AMRAAM and Sidewinder”.  Raytheon Company is developing a new medium-range, an air-launched weapon called the Peregrine missile that is half the size and cost of today's air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect. The Peregrine missile is a small, fast, lightwei...
  • AIM-120C-7 for Hungary
    AIM-120C-7 for Hungary 28 August 2019
    The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The Government of Hungary has also requested to buy four spare AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM guidance sections, four spare AIM-120C-7 control sections, six AMRAAM training missiles (CATM-120C), missile containers, classified software (for the AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel Radar requested by Hungary through Direct Commercial Sale), comm...
  • 700 Million Dollar Missile
    700 Million Dollar Missile 30 July 2019
    Indian Air Force is looking to buy 700 million US dollars worth of both air to air and air to surface  missiles from Russia after the Balakot strike. The order includes R-73 heat seeker missiles with 30km range and active radar guided R-77, which is American AIM-120 AMRAAM’s Russian counterpart, with 80km range. These missiles are designed to arm the Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi aircraft. The order, meant to boost the IAF’s capability, also includes anti radiation missile, the...
  • New Support for Qatar Defence Capability 13 July 2019
    Qatar signed two contracts worth $ 2.2 billion with Raytheon Company for integrated air and missile defence capability. The contracts include the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, final certification of the AMRAAM-Extended Range missile, and an unspecified quantity of additional Patriot fire units. Qatar is the first country to procure AMRAAM-ER, the surface-to-air extended-range variant of the AMRAAM air-to-air-missile. Qatar also becomes the 11th country to procure NASAMS, a ...
  • US to Sell F-16 to Bulgaria
    US to Sell F-16 to Bulgaria 4 June 2019
    The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bulgaria of F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft with support for an estimated cost of $1.673 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 30, 2019. The Government of Bulgaria has requested to buy eight F-16 C/D Block 70/72 aircraft; ten F110 General Electric engines; ten Link-16 Multi-Functional Information Distri...
  • US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile
    US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile 21 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve possible Foreign Military Sales to Republic of Korea (ROC),  Japan and Canada. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles for ROC, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for Japan and MK 54 lightweight torpedoes for Canada are at stake. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles costs $313.9 million, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) costs $317 million, MK 54 lightweight costs $387 million. Total expor...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export 7 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Contradicting India's Claim: US Count Found No Pak F-16s Missing
    Contradicting India's Claim: US Count Found No Pak F-16s Missing 5 April 2019
    The Indian government had said that a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet was shot down by the Indian Air Force in a dogfight on February 27. US. Foreign Policy Magazine has claimed that claim may not be true; “Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.” In a report quoting unnamed US defence officials. "Two senior US defence officials with direct knowledge of the situation told Foreign Policy that U.S. personnel recently counted Islamabad's F-16s and foun...
  • $4.8 Billion Sale and Upgrade Of Morocco F-16 Aircraft
    $4.8 Billion Sale and Upgrade Of Morocco F-16 Aircraft 26 March 2019
    The Government of Morocco has requested to upgrade its existing 23 F 16 aircraft to the F 16V configuration.  Morocco has also requested to purchase 25 F-16C/D Block 72 aircraft and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.787 billion. The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible sale to Morocco of F-16C/D aircraft and upgrades of its existing fleet the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on Monday, March 25. F-16 related equip...
  • Australia Gets AIM-120C-7
    Australia Gets AIM-120C-7 14 March 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Australia of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $240.5 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 12, 2019.   The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to 108 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air ...
  • Second AIM-120 Investigation Concluded
    Second AIM-120 Investigation Concluded 25 February 2019
      The second investigation of the accidental AIM-120 AMRAAM launch at last August was also concluded. The second investigation reports are the same as the first.   On 7 August 2018, an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile was launched from Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet in Estonian airspace. First, the internal investigation of Spain was completed and the decision was made that the launch was a pilot error. Then the results of the research carried out by ...
  • Japan To Acquire AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM
    Japan To Acquire AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM 20 November 2018
      US State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of thirty-two AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $63 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2018. The Government of Japan has also requested containers, weapon support and support equipment, spare and repair parts, U.S. Gov...
  • Denmark to acquire 28 AIM-120 C-7 (AMRAAM)
    Denmark to acquire 28 AIM-120 C-7 (AMRAAM) 11 July 2018
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and one (1) AMRAAM spa...
  • AMRAAM Contract to Raytheon
    AMRAAM Contract to Raytheon 26 March 2018
    Raytheon has been awarded a $523 million modification contract for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 which is expected to be completed by 31 January 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan, Kuwait, Poland, Indonesia, Qatar, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
  • $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract
    $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract 29 December 2017
    US Company Raytheon has won $634 million contract for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. The AMRAAM system includes the missile, spares and telemetry kits, the US department of defence said in a statement Thursday. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Bahrain...
  • F-16 Support to Poland
    F-16 Support to Poland 20 December 2017
    The US approved a $200 million contract to provide support for services for the Polish Air Force’s US-supplied fleet of F-16 combat aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement yesterday. Poland currently operates  36 Lockheed Martin F-16s and inked a contract worth $250 million for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) in support of its F-16 fleet.  
  • Rules Change In Air-to-Air
    Rules Change In Air-to-Air 4 November 2017
    It's been revealed that the US Department of Defence has developed a new air to air missile. The department's work on the issue is included in documents related to the 2018 defence budget. It has also been learned that this information has been revealed under a different name in the past and that it did not attract attention. The programme was conducted under the title of "developing technologies by new capabilities appeared over the course", which was mostly devoted to...
  • Additional AMRAAM for Japan
    Additional AMRAAM for Japan 5 October 2017
    Japan is to receive a further batch of 56 Raytheon AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) following approval of a potential sale by the US State Department on 4 October. The estimated cost of the purchase is $113 million. The most advanced variant of the AMRAAM available for export, the AIM-120C-7 will augment the earlier AIM-120C-5 variant currently in the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) inventory.
  • New Era of Short Range 10 August 2017
    The first image appeared of the SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense) system project, which joint work of Boeing and General Dynamics, was released. The system was developed exclusively in favor of the US Army's short-range air defense system gap in Europe. First tests are planned to beginning of next month. 8x8 Stryker was chosen as the carrier vehicle. AIM-9X Sidewinder and AGM-114 Hellfire were used as weapons. In this respect, the vehicle was able to attack both air targets and l...
  • Gripen E On Its Maiden Flight
    Gripen E On Its Maiden Flight 16 June 2017
    The Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab has announced the maiden flight of Gripen E prototype. The flight has been carried out on 15 June and lasted 40 minutes. During the flight, Saab's test pilot carried out a number of actions to demonstrate various test criteria including the retracting and extending of the landing gear.  Gripen E offers high survivability and performance, advanced avionics, sensors and communication systems, as well as extended range. The a...
  • 20,000th Present for AMRAAM
    20,000th Present for AMRAAM 1 February 2017
    Under the Form Fit Function Refresh (F3R) program, Raytheon and the US Air Force (USAF) started developing a new signal processor for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). Raytheon announced the news on its website on 31 January, explaining their aim as to ensure AMRAAM's production into the next decade. The company also stated that the government and industry team completed production of the 20 thousandth AMRAAM, marking a milestone for one...
  • Kuwait Looks to Purchase AMRAAM
    Kuwait Looks to Purchase AMRAAM 24 January 2017
    Kuwait looks to purchase AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) under a foreign military sales contract from the US. According to the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency, the country requested a possible sale of 60 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles including containers and other related services. Raytheon being the main contractor, the overall estimated value of the contract is $110 million. 
  • UK Support to Romania
    UK Support to Romania 1 November 2016
    On 26 October, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced a decision of Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft deployment to Romania to offer air defence support to the country within 2017. Although the number of the aircraft to be deployed was not disclosed, Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons will stay in Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase for up to four months. Eurofighter Typhoon features four Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles (ASRAAMs), four AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMR...
  • Lithuania in Search for New Missile System
    Lithuania in Search for New Missile System 30 September 2016
    Lithuania plans to acquire Kongsberg/Raytheon’s Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to boost the country’s air defense capabilities. The contract worth is estimated $112.5 million. NASAMS is in operational use in Norway, Spain, the US, the Netherlands, and Finland. The system integrates US-built AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel air defense radar and AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile)  with an indigenously developed Battle manage...
  • Saab reveals Gripen E 18 May 2016
    Defence and security company, Saab, unveils the first test aircraft of the next generation, Gripen E. The unveiling of the first Gripen E test aircraft  takes place at at Saab’s facilities in Linköping. On stage, Major General Mats Helgesson - Swedish Air Force Chief of Staff; Tenente Brigadeiro-do-Ar, Nivaldo Luiz Rossato - Chief of Brazilian Air Force, Ulf Nilsson - head of Saab Aeronautics; Daniela Ivanic - systems engineer Saab Aeronautics and Matti Olsson - head...
  • Indonesia to buy 36 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM 23 March 2016
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Indonesia for 36 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), equipment, training, and logistics support. The estimated cost is $95 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 9, 2016.