The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as “excess” equipment.
If finalised, the work would be done by Navistar International Corp, Britain’s BAE Systems and Oshkosh Corp, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to Congress.
The agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said the deal would help UAE protect its troops, better provide humanitarian assistance, and protect vital commercial trade routes.
The Pentagon agency said UAE had requested the refurbishment and modification of 4,569 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which are to be sold separately to UAE as excess U.S. military equipment.
The potential deal also includes kits to improve the underbodies of the vehicles, spare and repair parts, support equipment, and personnel training and training equipment, DSCA said.
Once a weapons sale is approved, it must still be negotiated by the two governments.
Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket
Tactical Communications Group (TCG) won a contract to provide its Ground Tactical Data Link Systems (GTS) hardware and software components, as well as engineering and operational TDL services, training, and system maintenance, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The award is the first Direct Commercial Sale between the UAE Armed Forces and TCG
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)s air strikes against militants in Libya last week, has brought in focus the military capabilities of this oil-rich Sheikhdom which has never gone to war. The joint air strike conducted with Egypt with support from Saudi Arabia reportedly took Washington “by surprise” with senior US officials telling news agencies that they were “not consulted” about the attacks possibly because American weapons may have been used, violating agreements under which they were sold
For the first time UAE and Egyptian air forces conducted two series of joint air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S
The United Arab Emirates Naval Forces (UAENF) last of six Baynunah-class corvette, Al-Hili, was launched on 6 February, according to the news agency WAM. This follows the commissioning of the third Baynunah, Al-Dhafra, in December
Mubadala Development Company and Tawazun Holding on Tuesday announced the launch of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE's first integrated national defence supplier. According to Arabian Business, the new company will comprise 11 units including the subsidiaries of Mubadala, Tawazun and Emirates Advanced Investment Group (EAIG) at the conclusion of the first phase of integration, with a formal transfer of ownership from January
AAR announced Monday that it has been selected by Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC) to support in the design, outfitting and integration of key areas of its facility in Al Ain, UAE. The new facility will be an anchor tenant at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park (Nibras), the free-zone project being jointly developed by Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company to support the establishment of a sustainable aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi
Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouarannounced today that Morocco will provide direct military, operational and intelligence support to the United Arab Emirates to assist in its fight against terrorism as part of a bilateral military cooperation agreement between the two countries. "Morocco will give its active support to the United Arab Emirates in their fight against terrorism and for the preservation of regional and international peace and stability," and "the contribution presented by the Kingdom of Morocco will focus on operational military and intelligence aspects," read the Foreign Ministry statement
Armored fighting vehicles are going to become more agile and light weight than their predecessors and will be able to maneuver against incoming threats decreasing the probability of hitting and penetrating the vehicle. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program intends to improve the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility
Boeing has completed environmental and performance qualification testing on the aircraft satellite communications antenna system it is developing for multipurpose satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates. The system has passed customer-witnessed acceptance testing, and its required data transfer rate has been validated in over-the-air satellite tests
The United Arab Emirates is gearing up to launch a cyber command within the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. Sources with knowledge on the matter told Defenseworld
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