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  • US approves MH-60R sale to Greece

    The US State Department has approved the sale of seven Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk maritime multimission helicopters to Greece. The proposed sale, which was announced by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 12 July, covers the maritime helicopters for the Hellenic

  • US approves APKWS, Javelin, Blackjack for UAE

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 24 May that the State Department has approved United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) request for air-to-surface missiles, additional Javelin anti-tank missiles, RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and

  • NAVAIR awards APKWS II ‘upgrade’ contract

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems a USD10.9 million contract to upgrade the guidance section of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70 mm (2.75 inch) guided rocket. According to a US Department of Defense

  • Qatar cleared for further Apache procurement

    Qatar has been cleared to buy a further 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to add to the 24 already under contract. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 9 May that the State Department has approved the sale, which, including related equipment and support,

  • Czech Republic cleared to procure AH-1Z or UH-60M helos to replace Mi-24s

    The US State Department has approved the sale of four Bell AH-1Z Viper or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility and assault helicopters to the Czech Republic, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 3 May. The proposed sale of the AH-1Z or UH-60M would be in support of efforts

  • Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

    Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was handed over during a formal delivery ceremony at Boeing’s Mesa production

  • Viper for Bahrain [IDEX19D2]

    Earlier this month, Bell Helicopter Textron was awarded a US Naval Air Systems Command contract worth $240 million covering the supply of 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The sale was notified to US Congress in April 2018. The request included the provision of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and BAE Systems APKWS II laser-guided rockets. The AH-1Zs are to be equipped with the Optimized Top Owl helmet-mounted display from Thales.

  • Laser rockets for Lebanon [IDEX19D2]

    Last week the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) received its first batch of BAE Systems APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems) laser-guided rockets. The delivery arrived in Beirut by US Air Force Boeing C-17 transport.

  • Lebanon receives first APKWS rockets

    Lebanon has received its first consignment of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) air-to-surface rockets for use on its ground attack aircraft and helicopters. The delivery, which was announced by the US Embassy in Beirut on 13 February, was flown to the country aboard

  • DoD awards Bahraini AH-1Z contract

    Bahrain will receive 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters by the end of August 2022, under a contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 7 February. The USD240.3 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, which was first reported at the Bahrain Airshow in November 2018, will see

  • Nigerian APKWS order announced

    The Nigerian Air Force will receive the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), the US Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed in a 6 February contract announcement. The USD225 million contract awarded to BAE Systems covers APKWSs for all four branches of the US military, as well as the

  • Bahrain signs for AH-1Z attack helos

    Bahrain has confirmed the procurement of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to augment its fleet of recently upgraded AH-1 Cobras. A deal for the new helicopters was reported at the Bahrain Airshow on 15 November, six-and-a-half months after the US State Department approved the sale. As noted

  • Iraq to receive armed 407GX helos to offset IA-407 losses

    Iraq is to procure five armed Bell 407GX helicopters to offset IA-407s that have been lost over the battlefield in recent years. The procurement, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 4 October, covers the purchase of five of the JetRanger-derived helicopters,

  • Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

    Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.

  • Caravan gets more firepower [SOFEX18D3]

    Orbital ATK is highlighting a range of its products at SOFEX (Hall 6, Stand B639). Among them is the latest version of its AC-208B Armed Caravan, which was debuted last year. Known as the AC-208 Eliminator, the new aircraft follows on from the earlier Combat Caravan, which was supplied via US Air Force channels to Iraq and Lebanon.

  • Upgraded Cobra takes a bow [SOFEX18D2]

    Last month the first two AH- 1F Cobras to be upgraded for the Royal Jordanian Air Force were returned from rework at the Science & Engineering Services (SES) facility at Huntsville, Alabama, and one is on show at SOFEX in the outside display area. Following a competitive process, SES was awarded a contract to perform a far-reaching upgrade on 12 of the RJAF’s original Cobra fleet.

  • Accuracy cuts risk [SOFEX18D2]

    Precision weapons significantly reduce the risk to civilians and friendly forces, hence the US military’s preference for the likes of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket of BAE Systems (Hall 6, Stand B636). The system is already in service with the US Navy, Marine Corps, Army and US Air Force, and is available to allied nations through the US foreign military sales process.

  • International Viper [IDEX17D5]

    This year Pakistan will begin receiving the first of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that it has ordered. When delivered, they will be the first export use of the type, which is the latest iteration of Bell’s iconic gunship helicopter.

  • Made in Britain [SOFEX16D1]

    As part of its support to the military in the region, BAE Systems (Hall 6, Stand B606) is demonstrating its capabilities across the land, air and electronic systems businesses, focusing on key products and technologies that are perceived to be of most interest to the special operation forces and militaries from Jordan and the region as a whole.

  • Partners in rocket precision [DSEI15, D4]

    MBDA (Stand S2-210) has signed an agreement with BAE Systems to market its 70mm (2.75in) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket in Europe, writes Robin Hughes. The APKWS system is a mid-body guidance section fitted between the motor and the warhead, which can transform a

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