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Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress indicated concern over the planned sale of military equipment totaling $ 23.4 billion to the United Arab Emirates. This week the State Department approved three weapons deals, of $ 10.4 billion for 50 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing aircraft, $ 10 billion for 800 AIM-120C8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and $ 2.97 billion for 18 Weapons-Ready MQ-9B "Reaper" Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Advertisement The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to demand that the State Department certify the deal "does not diminish Israel's qualitative military edge and poses no vulnerabilities to U.S. military systems and technology." The language has been included in a 2021 funding bill for the State Department. While the Defense Sec...
State Department approves $14B sales of F-35s, F-18s to Switzerland

State Department approves $14B sales of F-35s, F-18s to Switzerland

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The State Department approved the possible sales -- for $ 14 billion -- of 80 military aircraft to Switzerland this week. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued two separate press releases relating to the deals this week: one announcing a possible $ 6.58 billion deal to sell 40 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft to Switzerland, and another announcing the possible $ 7.452 billion sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to the country. Advertisement According to DSCA, the government of Switzerland asked to buy the aircraft along with related equipment, including 40 Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II+ (Plus) Tactical Missiles for the F-35s, 12 Bomb MK-82s for the F-35s and 16 spare F414-GE-400 engines for the Super Hornets. Both requests also included U.S. government contract...
Lockheed Martin awarded $368.2M to build six F-35s for Italy

Lockheed Martin awarded $368.2M to build six F-35s for Italy

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June 12 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin received a $ 368.2 million contract to build six F-35 fighter planes for the Italian defense ministry, the Pentagon announced. Italy will receive five F-35As and one F-35B by 2023, according to a statement from the Defense Department on Thursday. Advertisement Italy currently has 15 F-35s in service, with plans to acquire 60 more. Lockheed Martin's facility at Cameri Air Base will undertake the new plane's final assembly and checkout. The purchase has been a recent source of contention in Italian politics. In the past year, the minority FiveStar Party has sought a temporary halt to new acquisitions, a call amplified by the costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 28, Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini confirmed that the purchases will continue. La...
Denmark to compensate homeowners for excessive noise from F-35s

Denmark to compensate homeowners for excessive noise from F-35s

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June 12 (UPI) -- Denmark's government will compensate homeowners near an air base affected by excessive noise caused by arrivals and departures of F-35 fighter planes. "A broad political majority consisting of the Left, Conservatives, the Danish People's Party, the Liberal Alliance, the Radical Left, and the Social Democracy is behind the political agreement to compensate approximately 1,600 homes in the area of the additional noise the F-35 aircraft brings in comparison to the current F-16," the Ministry of Defense said Thursday. Advertisement Denmark will acquire its first F-35A from builder Lockheed Martin in 2022, with purchase of 26 more planned. As early as 2017, noise problems caused by other countries' F-35s were reported to have affected at least 41 private homes near the Skrydst...
Lockheed awarded $14.9M for work on F-35s for Navy, Air Force, partners

Lockheed awarded $14.9M for work on F-35s for Navy, Air Force, partners

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April 10 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 14.9 million contract modification Friday for work on the F-35 for the the Navy, Air Force and some non-Pentagon participants, according to the Department of Defense. The deal modifies a contract originally awarded in 2018 and funds repair capability for the hydraulic power generation system under low rate initial production Lot 11 F-35s. In November Lockheed was awarded $ 184.5 million to establish organic depot level repair capabilities for the F-35 aircraft under a previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 contract. Work on the contract will primarily be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and Wolverhampton, Britain. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com