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State Dept OKs $126M Philippine Request for Assault Boats, Weapon Systems

assault boat

The State Department has approved a potential $126M foreign military sale of armed assault vessels, ancillary equipment and contractor support services to the Philippines. The possible FMS transaction includes 36 scout boats, 36 assault boats, 18 light support boats, 156 M240B machine guns and other equipment such as forward-looking infrared, thermal imaging and RF-7850 radio systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday.

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Heidi Grant to Succeed Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant Incoming Director DSCA

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Technology Security Administration, has been appointed to serve as the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's next director, the Pentagon reported Friday. She will succeed Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, who has led DSCA since August 2017 and is a former Wash100 Award recipient.

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