Middle East, Asia A ‘Safe Port In A Storm’, Says CAE President

February 19, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

With uncertainty over defense spending in the U.S and abroad, defense giants like flight simulator-maker CAE are looking to the Middle East and other countries as a safe haven for growth

Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Interceptor To Improve Nation’s Defense

February 4, 2013 @ 07:42 AM

The Israel Missile Defense Organization or IMDO completed a series of preplanned trials on Monday, as part of a project upgrade to the Iron Dome missile interception system.The trials were intended to broaden the system's operational capacity and improve its capabilities against unprecedented threat attacks

Russia Increases Arms Sales By $15 Billion, Bags New Clients In Africa

February 2, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

Russia has sold $15.2 billion in weaponry in 2012, expanding its client base to include more African nations

Oman To Buy Typhoon and AJT Aircraft worth $2.2 Billion

December 22, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Oman has announced its decision to buy 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft in a contract reported to be worth $2.2 billion

Oman To Upgrade F-16 Fleet, Buy Missiles And Bombs

December 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Oman has requested the U.S for the sale of a number of weapons upgrades for its F-16 fleet, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Military Plane Crashes In Yemen, 10 Dead

November 21, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

A Yemeni military plane on a training flight crashed early Wednesday in the capital city of Sanaa killing 10 people on board, according to officials. The Antonov aircraft crashed into an abandoned empty market in al-Hassaba district destroying several shops, the officials said

Morocco To Refurbish 200 M1A1 Tanks And Acquire Munitions Worth $1 billion

June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Kingdom of Morocco has requested the U.S government for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1

Thales Awarded Contract for Multiple Aircrafts from South African Air Force

May 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Thales has been successfully selected by the South African Department of Defence, South African Air Force and ARMSCOR (Armaments Corporation of South Africa Ltd) for a five years Through Life Support [TLS] of all Thales avionics equipment on-board several fleets of aircrafts. Under the terms of the multi-year contract signed with Armscor, Thales will support a large variety of avionics equipment on board the aircrafts: TopDeck suite for the C-130BZ Tactical Transport aircrafts, avionics equipment (visualization, navigation and air data computers, …) for the Rooivalk Combat helicopters, TopFlight avionics systems for the Hawk Lead-In-Fighters and avionics suites for the...

ST Engineering's Awarded S$880M Contract for Vessels from Oman

April 10, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) has secured a contract worth €534.8m (about S$880m) to design and build four patrol vessels (PVs) and the provision of associated logistic support for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO)

Africa Sales Of A-29 Super Tucano Fetches Embraer More Than $180 Million

March 28, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Embraer Defense and Security announced today that it has signed contracts with three African nations for the acquisition of the A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprop. The Burkina Faso Air Force, the first operator of this model in Africa, has already received three aircraft that are used on border patrol missions

Denel Signs MoU to Support SAAF Aircraft

March 28, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Denel Aviation is growing in its strategic role to perform vital maintenance services on a wide range of aircraft flown by the South African Air Force (SAAF). The Chief Executive Officer of Denel Aviation, Michael Kgobe, says the partnership with the SAAF has just been strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaboration and cooperation between the parties and to ensure that there is a consolidation and retention of capabilities and scarce skills