• Mexico to acquire Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 9 August that the US Department of State has approved an estimated USD41 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) package of eight Raytheon RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSMs) to Mexico. The prospective FMS package includes six

  • Danish SM-2 missile buy edges closer

    Denmark is moving closer to completing a long-planned buy of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) area air-defence missiles to equip its three Iver Huitfeldt-class anti-air warfare (AAW) frigates. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised Congress on 31 July that the State Department had

  • BAT-120 GL begins live-fire testing

    Live-fire testing of the Thales BAT-120 GL laser-guided, lightweight, air-to-surface munition commenced in June with the launch of a guidance-equipped prototype weapon from a French Air Force Mirage 2000D multirole fighter at the French Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Biscarrosse test

  • Belarus re-arms airborne troops

    Belarusian airborne troops are receiving new mortars and armoured personnel carriers (APCs), according to the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). In late July, Belarusian Deputy Minister of Defence for Armament and Chief of Armament Major General Sergei Simonenko handed over new 2B23 Nona-M1

  • Portuguese Army receives AGLs

    The Portuguese Army is receiving 30 GMG 40x53 mm automatic grenade launchers (AGLs) from Heckler & Koch. They were acquired through a letter of acceptance signed with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in November 2015, the army told Jane’s on 6 August. The Portuguese Marine

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  • First 18 HIMARS ordered for Romania

    The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Alabama has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD218 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for the first 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers for Romania, the US Department of Defense announced on 9 August. The
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