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  • Eurofighter Typhoon Become Expensive for Kuwait
    Eurofighter Typhoon Become Expensive for Kuwait 2 July 2020
    The new address of the Eurofighter Typhoons, which currently serve in the inventory of many countries, was Kuwait. In the past days, the procurement process of the aircraft has been brought up again in the country. The Kuwait parliament opened an investigation for Eurofighter Typhoons, which procurement process dating back to September 2015. Although the investigation process that started due to the high cost is already at a deadlock due to COVID-19, the repercussions of the budgets...
  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Anti-Riot Vehicle Export to South America
    Anti-Riot Vehicle Export to South America 20 March 2020
    Nurol Makina, one of the leading domestic land vehicle manufacturers, has added a new one to its export successes. According to the news of Anadolu Agency, Nurol Makina has exported Ejder TOMA anti-riot vehicle to another country. The fifth user of Ejder TOMA, which achieved sales success in four countries including Kuwait and Senegal, was Chile. Chile ordered 12 Ejder TOMA, which stands out from its competitors with its high off-road capability and protection le...
  • India postpones MILAN 2020 multilateral exercise due to coronavirus concerns 6 March 2020
    The Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise ‘MILAN 2020’, has been postponed owing to the spread of coronavirus that had claimed over 3,000 lives across the globe. The training was scheduled by the Indian Navy from March 18 to 28 in Visakhapatnam, The event has been postponed, to provide the safety of the 30 participant Navies.  (including the US, Russia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, the UK, Australia, Vietnam, Myanmar...
  • Raytheon to Upgrade Patriots
    Raytheon to Upgrade Patriots 1 March 2020
    Raytheon's to upgrade the MIM-104 Patriot air defencee systems, which have been in the inventory of many countries for years. Under the USD 314 million deal signed between the US Army and Raytheon, the company will modernize the Patriots. With the agreement covering the systems of 17 user countries, the company will provide engineering services to users in the system, software and hardware development, integration, testing services, configuration management and logistics support...
  • Kuwait Declines Receipt of Caracal Helicopters
    Kuwait Declines Receipt of Caracal Helicopters 18 February 2020
    Kuwait is due to receive 30 H225M helicopters, but it will not do so until Airbus investigates problems with the first two and reports its findings to the country's MoD. Airbus says the Kuwaitis have told it no such thing. A Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence (MoD) says that it had refused to receive two Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal medium-lift rotorcraft on account of technical malfunctions has been denied by the manufacturer. On 12 February the Kuwaiti MoD said that it ...
  • Kuwaiti Typhoon Made Maiden Flight
    Kuwaiti Typhoon Made Maiden Flight 10 January 2020
    Kuwait's Eurofighter Typhoon adventure, which started in April 2016, lef behind an important milestone. Leonardo announced that the first platform that came out of the production line for Kuwait met with the sky. The first flight of the platform, which was named ISPA (Instrumented Series Production Aircraft) 6 configuration, made its maiden flight on 23 December 2019. In the experience of Leonardo's Flight Test Centre in Turin-Caselle, all components of the ISPA 6 ...
  • TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait
    TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait 10 December 2019
    TAIS, established by the owners of four leading shipyards of Turkey, attends to Kuwait defence and aviation exhibition GDA. The company is established to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding for demanding customers all over the world. The group has completed a series of projects for the Turkish Ministry of Defence for Turkish Navy which has achieved a contemporary, powerful and modern force structure. Besides shipbuilding TAIS offers a total solution...
  • Milsoft Presents Link-M at GDA
    Milsoft Presents Link-M at GDA 10 December 2019
    Milsoft attends with its Link-M product to the Gulf Defence & Aerospace Exhibition (GDA) held in Kuwait. Link-M is an Indigenous Tactical Data Link System which enables tactical data exchange amongst land, naval and air platforms using existing or new HF and V/UHF Radios. It makes it possible to use the most advanced tactical data elements employed for tactical operations available today. It means Link-11 and Link-16 communication systems can be used at the same environment. It ...
  • Zigana to Pass by Kuwait
    Zigana to Pass by Kuwait 10 December 2019
    Trabzon Silah Sanayii (TİSAŞ) products are exhibited at The Gulf Defence & Aerospace Exhibition (GDA) held in Kuwait. TİSAŞ officials who opened a stand in GDA pointed out that the company has achieved many firsts in the sector with its technical infrastructure and quarter-century experience. Underlining that they have exported to more than 50 countries, TİSAŞ aims to increase its market share in the developing defence industry and to become a brand in the world with its quality. The comp...
  • Otokar exhibits ARMA and COBRA II vehicles
    Otokar exhibits ARMA and COBRA II vehicles 10 December 2019
    Otokar, participates in Gulf Defence & Aerospace (GDA) 2019, on December 10-12, 2019 in Kuwait. During the exhibition, Otokar’s ARMA 6x6 with BOZOK turret and COBRA II with KESKIN turret will be displayed at its stand. Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated that Otokar is a company on a global scale. , "Designed in Turkey and our vehicles manufactured in Turkey, we have the honour to represent the Turkish defence industry in the world successfull...
  • Last Typhoon on Final Delivery 12 August 2019
    The last Tranche 3 Eurofighter Typhoon, built for its user, has begun testing. In this context, the platform also made the second test flight.    The countdown for the latest Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 is off the production line for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Recently the integration of the last avionics of the platform has begun at BAE Systems' Warton facilities.    According to Flight Global, the RAF has more than 100 Eurofi...
  • New Base for the Arabian Peninsula
    New Base for the Arabian Peninsula 30 July 2019
    Iraq will build a new naval base on the Al-Faw Peninsula. The new base will be built as part of the Al-Faw Grand Port opposite the new port Kuwait is building on Bubiyan Island on the other side of the estuary. The base would be larger than the Iraqi Navy's current base at Umm Qasr. Also released a video showing Shammari viewing plans for the new naval facility. The base would be responsible for securing Iraq's territorial waters and protecting its southern maritime port and will help...
  • New Control Unit for the M1 Abrams 1 July 2019
      Honeywell signed a contract worth US $ 16.5 million to procurement J7 Digital Electronic Control Units to the Abrams family, the third generation main battle tank of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The process is expected to end on 28 June 2024. The M1 Abrams is designed for modern armoured ground warfare. It has a 1500 hp AGT1500 multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated Chobham composite armour, a computer fire control system and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out c...
  • PAC-3 Order to Lockheed Martin
    PAC-3 Order to Lockheed Martin 28 December 2018
    Lockheed Martin announced a new order in the last days of 2018. The Company has signed a MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3 production agreement to supply to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia under the FMS and US Army. The deal was announced as USD 1.8 billion. The company will produce MIM-104F PAC-3MSE (Missile Segment Enhancement) and the necessary subsystems to the countries under the agreement. It is not announced how many missiles and subsystems will be produced. The PAC-3 system, which is incl...
  • Italian M-346 Flies Non-Stop to Qatar
    Italian M-346 Flies Non-Stop to Qatar 23 November 2018
    An Italian Air Force Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer has flown non-stop to the Persian Gulf in order to promote aircraft to three gulf countries Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. The aircraft, accompanied by two F-2000A Eurofighters and a Boeing KC-767A tanker, was on a 10-day promotional tour of the Gulf. The non-stop transit flights were part of aircraft promotion as M-346 is only training aircraft that has refuelling capability in flight.   The T-346 (the Italian Ai...
  • MK- Bombs for Kuwaiti Hornets
    MK- Bombs for Kuwaiti Hornets 3 August 2018
    US State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of various Mk- series munitions for an estimated cost of $40.4 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy 1 020 Mk-82 500 lb. bombs, 1002 Mk-83 1000 lb. bombs and 600 Mk-84 2000 lb. bombs.  Also included in the sale are general purpose bomb components an...
  • Longbow Missile to Middle East
    Longbow Missile to Middle East 2 August 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...
  • Kuwaiti Hornet's Self-Defence Capability Increasing
    Kuwaiti Hornet's Self-Defence Capability Increasing 1 August 2018
    Kuwait has decided to upgrade the capabilities of the F/A-18 C/D aircraft in its inventory. With this decision, the defence capabilities of the planes will be increased. Activities to be carried out under the program will take place in 2021. Under the program, Kuwait, which signed an agreement with Raytheon for US $ 32 million to procure CD-108B / ALE-50 (V) countermeasure system. Kuwait will procure 38 units. Systems will have an Integrated Multi-Platform Launch Controller (IMPLC)....
  • $1,1 Billion Super Hornet for Kuwait
    $1,1 Billion Super Hornet for Kuwait 2 April 2018
    Boeing will produce and deliver 22 F/A-18E and six F/A-18F Super Hornets in support of the government of Kuwait under a $1,1 billion contract. The contract also includes long-lead radar warning receivers and aircraft armament equipment. Work under contract is expected to be completed in September 2022. 
  • 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.
  • ISR Support to Kuwait
    ISR Support to Kuwait 22 February 2018
    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of four King Air 350ER Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft for an estimated $259 million. The principal contractor will be Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of four (4) King Air 350ER Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with enhanced PT6A-67A engines. The request also includes 4 AN/AAQ...
  • Captor-E Proceeds to Second Phase of Testing
    Captor-E Proceeds to Second Phase of Testing 13 December 2017
    Leonardo will soon begin the second phase of flight tests for its next-generation Captor-E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Captor-E will be the primary sensor on Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft destined for Kuwait. The first phase of test flights were completed earlier this year and the second phase will see Leonardo perform a series of ‘high intensity’ flight trials with incremental software updates to enable the required capability, known as the Phase 3 Enhancemen...
  • Otokar Showed Off In Kuwait
    Otokar Showed Off In Kuwait 12 December 2017
    Otokar exhibits ARMA 6x6 and COBRA II 4x4 armored tactical wheeled vehicles along with their own designs BOZOK and KESKIN turret systems in the GDA 2017 Gulf Defence and Aerospace fair held in Kuwait between 12-14 December. Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated that the Gulf Region is one of the Otokar target markets. "We aimed to strengthen our overseas partnerships with Otokar Land Systems we established in the United Arab Emirates in 2016, especially t...
  • Companies Gather in Kuwait
    Companies Gather in Kuwait 8 December 2017
    The fourth edition of international exhibition and conference in Kuwait for defence and homeland security, Gulf Defense & Aerospace (GDA 2017) will be held between 12-14, December.  Many defence companies who want to increase their cooperation in the Middle Eastern market see this fair as an opportunity. The US, the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Russia, UAE and Turkey are among the countries attending the fair as exhibitors.  Turkish Armed Force...
  • $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland
    $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland 19 November 2017
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 14, 2017. The Government of Poland's request includes of f...
  • Kuwait Requested C-17 Support
    Kuwait Requested C-17 Support 17 October 2017
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait for continuation of C-17 logistics support services and equipment. The estimated cost is $342,6 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 12 October 2017.  The Government of Kuwait has requested three years (with an option for two additional years) of follow-on support of two C-17 ...
  • Half A Billion Via Two Contracts
    Half A Billion Via Two Contracts 2 June 2017
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $414 million contract by the US Air Force on 1 June for AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missiles. Lockheed Martin will provide 360 missiles to the service, completing delivery by 31 August 2020. Lockheed will also provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) to USAF in a seperate contract worth $200 million. The contract consists of only foreign military sales to various countries includin...
  • New Targeting Pods For Hornets
    New Targeting Pods For Hornets 17 May 2017
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft. The order includes 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and integration. Pod deliveries will begin in 2018.  The Sniper ATP will add critical targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to Kuwait Air Force. 
  • US infrastructure in Kuwait for $319 million
    US infrastructure in Kuwait for $319 million 10 April 2017
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for facilities and infrastructure construction support service. The estimated cost is $319 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Kuwait has requested possible sale for the design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, command and control, ...
  • Sector News Issue 45 28 January 2017
    First from the TAFF: 30th Anniversary TAFF 2017 Book  JSM Tests on F-16s Avicopter AC352’s Maiden Flight Australia on Guard Delivery of Tiger HAD/E Block 2 to Spain Kuwait Will Hit the Spot Strategic Movement from the Foundation Serial Production Time for ANKA-S  New Search for Engine TAF's Weapon is Changing UAV Partnership between ASELSAN and STM
  • 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. 
  • Kuwait to buy JDAM Tail Kits
    Kuwait to buy JDAM Tail Kits 24 December 2016
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Tail Kits and related equipment, and support. The estimated cost is $37 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 20, 2016. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible total sale of seven hundred and fifty (750) JDAM Tail Kits ...
  • New 'Harpoon' Contract to Boeing
    New 'Harpoon' Contract to Boeing 22 December 2016
    Boeing has been awarded a $207 million contract to provide 51 Harpoon anti-ship missile systems and components to Egypt, Korea and Brazil.  The contract also covers components and spares for the Navy; and the governments of Japan, Australia, Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, and Taiwan. Relevant work is expected to be completed in March 2021. The all-weather Harpoon missiles use active radar homing, and a low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory for improved su...
  • U.S. to sale $1.7 billion tank to Kuwait
    U.S. to sale $1.7 billion tank to Kuwait 14 December 2016
    The U.S. State Department has given its approval for a possible $1.7 billion military sale to Kuwait for the recapitalization of 218 M1A2 tanks and related equipment, services and training. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 12, 2016.
  • Greenlight by the US to Kuwait's Requirement
    Greenlight by the US to Kuwait's Requirement 18 November 2016
    The Government of Kuwait has requested to purchase 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft from the US along with support, equipment, and training. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait with an estimated cost of $10.1 billion. The prime contractors will be Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and General Electric. The acquisition of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft will allow for greater interoperability with the US forces.
  • Kuwait Upgrades Radar Systems
    Kuwait Upgrades Radar Systems 14 October 2016
    The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sales to Kuwait for radar field systems. The $194 million contract includes six short range Gap Filler Radars, one (1) Long Range Radar with Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) arrays, upgrades to existing AN/FPS 117 (V) 3 Long Range Radar, upgrades to airfield radome and communications systems, upgrade to secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, site surveys, installation and checkout, ...
  • $215 Million Contract to Lockheed
    $215 Million Contract to Lockheed 7 October 2016
    Lockheed Martin was awarded a $214,5 contract for performance based logistics maintenance and support services for up to 400 Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) stations and 150 reconfigurable transportable CASS stations for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Italy, and Spain. The contract is expected to be completed in April 2023. CASS is the Navy’s standard automatic test equipment family. It provides intermediate, depot and factory level su...
  • Gulf Nations are to Attain Fighter Jets
    Gulf Nations are to Attain Fighter Jets 16 September 2016
    US is finally ready to approve fighter jet sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, which were tied into the MOU between US and Israel being signed. Qatar and Kuwait has first requested the potential sales over two years ago and been waiting for an approval. The purchases could have huge economic impact for the US defense industry as Qatar requested for 72 F-15E Strike Eagles, Kuwait for 28 F/A-18E/F and Bahrain for up to 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons. Now that the aid package deal is closed and Israel...
  • Kuwait orders 30 H225Ms for $1.1 billion
    Kuwait orders 30 H225Ms for $1.1 billion 10 August 2016
    The Ministry of Defence of the State of Kuwait signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the acquisition of 30 Caracal helicopters for the Kuwaiti Army and National Guard. Twenty-four of those helicopters will be assigned to the Kuwaiti Army for transport plus search and rescue missions. Six more will be given to the Kuwait National Guard.The contract is valued at 1.1 billion euros. .