The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale to the Government of Chile of radars, howitzers, vehicles, weapons, ammunition and related support for an estimated cost of $275 million. The Government of Chile has requested a possible sale of 2 AN/TPQ-37(V)3 FIREFINDER Radars, 2 M1165A1 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 12 M109A5 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers, 12 M109A3 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers, 18 M113A2 Armored Personnel Carriers; 6 M577A2 Command Post Carriers, 24 M548A1 Tracked Logistics Vehicles, 12 M2
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Quentin Davies, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, has visited British Forces in Afghanistan and heard first-hand views from those on the front line on the quality and availability of equipment on operations.>> In addition to seeing the Commander of Regional Command South, Major General Mart de Kriuf, Mr Davies received a briefing at Kandahar Airfield from the British Joint Force Support, where the news of a significant increase in equipment coming to Afghanistan operations was relayed
I want to thank the review panel, led by James R. Schlesinger, for their very thorough and detailed report on the Secretary of Defenses Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management, said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today
WASHINGTON --- On Dec. 9, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 140 M1A1 Abrams tanks modified and upgraded to the M1A1M Abrams configuration, 8 M88A2 Tank Recovery Vehicles, 64 M1151A1B1 Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), 92 M1152 Shelter Carriers, 12 M577A2 Command Post Carriers, 16 M548A1 Tracked Logistics Vehicles, 8 M113A2 Armored Ambulances, and 420 AN/VRC-92 Vehicular Receiver Transmitters as well as associated equipment and services
WASHINGTON --- On Dec. 9, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 26 Bell Armed 407 Helicopters, 26 Rolls Royce 250-C-30 Engines, 26 M280 2
KIRKUDBRIGHT, Scotland --- British troops could get a major increase in firepower thanks to a revolutionary gun system and advanced turret destined for their armoured fighting vehicles.>> Senior officials from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its French equivalent, the DGA, saw the system in action on a Warrior vehicle at the Kirkcudbright range in Scotland
Deployed Spanish troops in Afghanistan, part of the NATOs ISAF mission, can already count on 28 new Lince armored vehicles in-country, after the arrival yesterday of other 11 units delivered to the PRT of Qala-i-Naw. These vehicles are additional to the 17 that they had been shipped by the Ministry of Defense in October
TEWKSBURY, Mass. --- Two Japanese Patriot crews recently engaged targets in a successful practice firing at Fort Bliss, Texas
HAMBLE, United Kingdom --- GE Aviation today announced a contract award with Airbus for the design and manufacture of composite and metallic sub assemblies and components for the A350XWB wing trailing edge. GEs facility in Hamble will provide the design and development, and the manufacturing will be carried out with GE in Hamble and Suzhou China
Snipers fulfil a vital and enduring role on the battlefield, in terms of intelligence gathering, target identification and eliminating high value targets.>> Unveiled earlier this year, the L115A3 rifle, part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP) is a larger calibre weapon and provides state of the art telescopic day and night, all-weather sights, increasing a sniper's effective range considerably; thereby beating enemy forces capability
Agency: Department of the Air Force> Office: Air Force Materiel Command>> The Air Armament Center (AAC) at Eglin AFB FL is requesting information concerning concepts for selectable or variable effects weapons. Responses to this RFI will be used by the Government to perform studies and analyses on existing and future weapons capable of being deployed from current and future manned and unmanned platforms to perform required missions>> The Air Force is working to develop weapons that give the warfighter the flexibility to select the type of effect a weapon will place on a specific target
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