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  • Morocco to buy 36 Apache
    Morocco to buy 36 Apache November 21 2019
    Morocco has been cleared to buy up to 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for an estimated value of USD 4.25 billion. US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019. The Government of M...
  • 10 Chinook for UAE
    10 Chinook for UAE November 12 2019
    The U.S. State Department has cleared the United Arab Emirates to purchase 10 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters, with an estimated price tag of $830.3 million. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the potential deal. In addition to the helicopters themselves, the proposed package would include 26 T55-GA-714A engines; 24 embedded global positioning systems with inertial navigation system; 20 M134D-H mini-guns; and 20 M240H machine guns, as well as various transmitters ...
  • The US Gives Approval for Boeing AH-6i
    The US Gives Approval for Boeing AH-6i September 26 2019
    The Thai government has announced its intention to purchase eight Boeing AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment from the US. The United States has approved Thailand’s request to acquire eight Boeing AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $400 million. “The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of eight AH-6i helicopters and related equipment,” Def...
  • AIM-120C-7 for Hungary
    AIM-120C-7 for Hungary August 28 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...
  • $4.8 Billion Sale and Upgrade Of Morocco F-16 Aircraft
    $4.8 Billion Sale and Upgrade Of Morocco F-16 Aircraft March 26 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...
  • US Sells $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan
    US Sells $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan September 25 2018
    US Government, threatening China with sanctions, has decided to sell $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the sale with Taiwan’s official name “Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States. All material will be transferred with Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II Case. The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sales Order (FM...
  • Abrams Tanks at Morocco
    Abrams Tanks at Morocco August 10 2018
    Royal Moroccan Armed Forces received the M1 Abrams tanks. According to the satellite images, at least 127 M1A1 Abrams delivery of Fas was detected. It is also stated that the tanks delivered to Morocco are in M1A1 SA (Special Armor) configuration. In June 2012, the DSCA (US Defence Security Cooperation Agency) announced that Fas requested for the sale of 200 military surplus tanks and necessary spare parts, equipment, logistics support and training.
  • Longbow Missile to Middle East
    Longbow Missile to Middle East August 2 2018
    Kuwait continues to its arms procurement. Kuwait,  requested 300 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire and this request was approved by the United States. In the statement made by DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency), Kuwait will pay 30.4 million US Dollars for 19 M261 launchers for 70 mm rockets, 300 AGM-114R Hellfire, spare parts training and support services specified. Kuwait already hasd 96 laser-guided AGM-114K and 288 radar-guided AGM-114L missi...
  • Guidance Kit Approval to Netherlands
    Guidance Kit Approval to Netherlands April 27 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of 3 thousand 500 M1156 Precision Guided Kits for an estimated cost of $70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the Congress about the possible sale on 24 April.  The proposed sale of PGK will provide a precision-guided capability to 155mm artillery projectiles and improve Netherlands's capability to meet current and future enemy th...
  • Japan Requests Phalanx Conversion Kits
    Japan Requests Phalanx Conversion Kits March 8 2018
    The US State Department has approved a possible $45 million Foreign Military Sale to Japan of 24 MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 conversion kits, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 2 March. Also included is support equipment, spare parts, publications, software and associated support, and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. If the sa...
  • Finland to acquire Mk 41 vertical launching systems from US
    Finland to acquire Mk 41 vertical launching systems from US February 25 2018
    The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Mk 41 Baseline VII strike-length vertical launching systems (VLS) to Finland. The planned FMS is valued at roughly $70m and has been approved by the US State Department. The proposed sale is intended to enhance Finland’s security capabilities and will also cover US Government and contractor engineering, in addition to training, technical, and logistica...
  • ACV-15 Modernisation Package at IDEF 2017
    ACV-15 Modernisation Package at IDEF 2017 May 9 2017
    Upgrading its first products, the Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Improved Armoured Personnel Carrier (IAPC) taking into account the evolving needs and newly emerging threats, FNSS FNSS will be demonstrating a prototype vehicle in IDEF 2017 on which it applied the comprehensive modernisation package. FNSS-made ACVs and IAPCs are currently in service with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Philippines. ...
  • US Greenlight to Slovakia for Bell Helos
    US Greenlight to Slovakia for Bell Helos May 2 2017
    The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Slovakia of Bell 429 helicopters, announced by the Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 28 April. The proposed sale, valued at $150 million, covers nine 'uniquely modified' helicopters equipped with Wescam MX-10 cameras and related training and support. 
  • "Texan II" Choice for Border Control
    "Texan II" Choice for Border Control April 27 2017
    Argentina has acquired Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II turboprop trainer and light-attack aircraft, announced on 25 April. Under $88.2 million contract covers four aircraft set to be delivered by 30 April 2018.  The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) statement said the purchase would revitalise Argentina's capability to train its pilots and fulfill border control missions, especially along its porous northern border. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68 tur...
  • Morocco to get TOW missiles
    Morocco to get TOW missiles December 10 2016
    The US State Department has approved a Moroccan request for 1,200 BGM-71-4B-RF wireless TOW 2A anti-tank missiles worth an estimated USD108, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced.
  • Peru is After Reconditioned "Stryker"
    Peru is After Reconditioned "Stryker" December 6 2016
    Peruvian Armed Forces is to acquire 178 General Dynamics Land Systems’ Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) from the US, announced on 5 December by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Peru plans to establish a multi-dimentional brigade by 2030 and thus, will deploy the ICVs in support of its plans. The contract’s estimated value is $668 million and it also covers related support, equipment and training. 
  • The US Encounters Regression in Arms Sales
    The US Encounters Regression in Arms Sales November 9 2016
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the arms sales for fiscal Year 2016. The US has encountered 28 percent decrease in sales figures, in comparison with fiscal year 2015 and was able to reach $33.6 billion sales this year The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations. Director of DSCA, Joseph Rixey stated that even though their process con...
  • Green Light to Egypt by USA
    Green Light to Egypt by USA September 22 2016
    Washington is getting ready to approve a foreign military sales to Egypt for 8 Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars, according to a press release by DSCA on 19 September. The Government of Egypt has also requested spares and support equipment, technical manuals, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC-92E Radios, 16 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Ml 152 with Shelter Carrier Kit, U.S. Government and contractor support, training and other associated support, e...
  • Tanker Doping to Arm Wrestling in Pasific
    Tanker Doping to Arm Wrestling in Pasific September 22 2016
    Under the US Foreign Military Sales programme, Japan received approval of US State Department for the procurement of four KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft. Including one additional spare Pratt &Whitney PW4062 turbofan engine, the contract amount was estimated as $ 1.9 billion. The deal also covers AN/ARC-210 radios, APX-119 identification friend or foe transponders, repair parts, engineering, technical assistance, training resources, publications, depot maintenance, contractor representa...