Saudis buy U.S. and Russian air defense

The State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and related support, equipment and services for an estimated cost of $15 billion. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman recently … More »

AM General Humming Along

AM General will continue to produce Humvees for several foreign buyers under a five-year deal estimated to reach as much as $2.2 billion in value. Nine countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya—have all placed orders for the vehicles, currently valued … More »

Germany to upgrade Leopard

Germany released funds to upgrade 104 Leopard 2 tanks, contracting Rheinmetall to carry out the modernization. The $139.4 million award will see 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks modernized “to state-of-the-art design status,” eliminating obsolescent features in … More »

Navy receives USS Little Rock

Shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has delivered  the future USS Little Rock, a Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to the US Navy. The Little Rock—completed last summer and is expected to be commissioned into service in December—is the Navy’s 11th LCS … More »

HMMWVs ticketed for Afghanistan

  AM General will deliver 6,576 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the Afghan armed forces. The $45.9 million contract awarded by the US Army falls under foreign military sales and provides the expanded capacity M115 HMMWV. Production will take place … More »

K9 self-propelled howitzers in demand

Building upon its sale of K9 self-propelled howitzers to Estonia, South Korean Hanwha Corporation is looking to Central and Eastern European allies for additional sales of the artillery. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania have all been offered the … More »