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State Dept OKs Iraq’s Request for $150M in Follow-On Navy Vessel Technical Services

The State Department has cleared Iraq’s request to procure follow-on technical support for U.S.-origin naval vessels and a ship repair facility under a potential $150 million foreign military sales agreement. Iraq requested spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; personnel training equipment; and engineering and logistics support …

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State Dept OKs Switzerland’s Request for $115M in F/A-18 Upgrade Services

The State Department has approved Switzerland’s request to buy tactical radio systems, software support, cueing platforms and other services to support upgrades to F/A-18 fighter aircraft under a potential $115 million foreign military sales agreement. Switzerland asked to procure Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, ARC-210 GEN 5 RT-1900A(C) radios with anti-jam tactical …

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U.S. Digital Service Details Progress on 10 Federal Cyber Modernization Projects

The U.S. Digital Service released its first report to Congress under the Trump administration, detailing its progress on 10 projects to modernize digital functionality within Federal departments. Projects include the General Services Administration’s common identity project login.gov, modernizing the Small Business Administration’s certify site, simplifying the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Vets.gov, sponsoring …

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State Dept Clears Potential $4B Patriot Missile Sale to Romania

The State Department has approved Romania’s request to procure Patriot air defense systems, support and equipment under a potential $3.9 billion foreign military sales deal. Romania requested seven Patriot Configuration-3+ modernized fire units comprised of seven AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, seven AN/MSQ-132 engagement control stations, 13 antenna mast groups, 28 M903 launching stations, 56 …

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State Dept OKs $151M in Tactical Radio Systems, Tank Ammo Requests From Australia

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy tactical radio systems to support upgrades to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as 120mm tank ammunition and related services under two foreign military agreements worth approximately $151.4 million combined. Australia requested to procure Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 …

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State Dept Approves $1B JLTV Sale to UK

The State Department has cleared a potential $1.04 billion foreign military sale of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and accessories to the U.K. Oshkosh Corp.‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense business will serve as prime contractor for the proposed sale and will provide minimum contractor assistance until the U.K. government can transition to internal support, the Defense …

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Sikorsky Lands Potential $5B Army Contract for Black Hawk Helicopter Production

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has secured a potential $5.2 billion contract to build H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army and foreign military sales customers. The contract has an initial value of $3.8 billion and covers the production of 257 units of the UH-60M utility and HH-60M medical …

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State Dept OKs $1.3B in Surveillance Radar Maintenance, Missile Purchase Requests from Taiwan

The State Department has approved Taiwan’s request to buy missiles, torpedoes and related components as well as operations and maintenance support for the East Asian state’s surveillance radar program under seven foreign military agreements worth approximately $1.36 billion combined. Taiwan requested to purchase follow-on sustainment services for the SRP that …

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Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘It’s Going to Take a 9/11’ Cyber Threat for US to Act

Lawmakers should recognize the gravity of cyber-security threats the U.S. faces, and focus on legislation and regulations to properly address vulnerabilities, warned former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday. “People frequently say it’s going to take a 9/11 in the cyber realm in order for us as a country to be …

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State Dept Approves $750M Training Services FMS Deal for Saudi Arabia

The State Department has authorized Saudi Arabia’s procurement of training services for the country’s air force and other military branches under a $750 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Saudi Arabia’s blanket order training program will cover English language, flight, mobile, specialized and technical training services along with …

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