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Reports: US, Qatar Ink Potential $12B Deal for Boeing F-15 Jets

The U.S. and Qatar have signed a potential $12 billion deal to supply Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15QA fighter jets to the Arab country, Defense News reported Wednesday. A spokesman for the Defense Department said Defense Secretary James Mattis and Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar’s defense affairs minister, signed a letter to facilitate …

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State Dept OKs $662M Sale of Lockheed-Built AN/TPQ-53(V) Radars to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a potential $662 million foreign military sale of Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) AN/TPQ-53(V) radar platforms and related services to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia requested 26 AN/TPQ-53(V) radars, M931 and M107 projectiles, GPS receiver tools, single channel ground and airborne radio systems, FMTV M1092 medium tactical vehicles and related accessories, the Defense Security Cooperation …

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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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David Funk Named General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Hitachi Data Systems’ Federal Arm

David Funk, former general counsel and director of contracts at information technology services contractor Govplace, has joined Hitachi Data Systems‘ federal government business as general counsel and corporate secretary. HDS said Wednesday Funk will report directly to President and CEO David Turner and be responsible for the unit’s legal, contractual and industrial security compliance functions. He succeeds Monica DeNeale, who transitioned to …

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State Dept OKs $250M Military Education, Training Support Deal With Saudi Arabia

The State Department has given Saudi Arabia the green light to acquire professional military education, English language training assistance and technical training support under a potential $250 million foreign military sales agreement. Saudi Arabia’s navy blanket order program for training services also covers technical documentation, logistics, program support and contractor and U.S. …

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Report: Saudi Arabia, Lockheed Seal $6B Deal for Modified Littoral Combat Ships

Saudi Arabia and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have closed on a $6 billion contract for the Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor to deliver four modified versions of Littoral Combat Ships, Bloomberg reported Friday. The deal for Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Ships comes as President Donald Trump heads to the Middle Eastern country as part …

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State Dept Approves $2B Sale of Lockheed, Raytheon Missiles to UAE

The State Department has approved a potential sale to the United Arab Emirates of $2 billion in Patriot missile systems from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). UAE requested 60 Lockheed-built Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles and Raytheon-made 100 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical missiles through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government, the Defense Security …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: The Omnibus Spending Bill & DoD’s $598.5 Billion Budget

Weekly Roundup May 1 – May 5 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Earlier this week, Congress finally reached an agreement on the contentious fiscal 2017 budget. The $1.16 trillion omnibus spending bill allocates $598.5 billion in discretionary funding to …

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State Dept Clears $253M Sale of MD 530F Aircraft, Support to Kenya

The State Department has approved Kenya’s request to procure MD Helicopters-built MD 530F aircraft, related equipment and support services under a potential $253 million foreign military sales agreement. Kenya asked to purchase 12 units of MD 530F helicopters, M260 rocket launchers, M151 rockets, heavy-machine gun pods, M274 smoke-signature warhead rockets …

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State Dept OKs $440M Sale of Leonardo DRS-Built Naval Guns to Israel

The State Department has approved Israel’s request to buy 13 Leonardo DRS-built 76mm naval guns and technical services under a $440 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Israel requested the sale of shipboard spares; spares to support repair work; special tools for maintenance; holding and transportation fixtures; test equipment; technical …

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