Textron to deliver 39 APC to Colombian Army

December 9, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by the Colombian Ministry of Defense to produce and deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) for the Colombian Army

Trinidad & Tobago to receive two OPVs from BAE Systems

November 19, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Two Offshore Patrol Vessels being built by BAE Systems for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will this week take a step closer to completion. Employees at the Portsmouth Naval base will join in the celebrations today when the first vessel is formally named Port of Spain,...

Chile likely to buy $665 million missiles, radio systems from USA

November 13, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Chile of 36 AVENGER Fire Units, 378 STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 12 STINGER Block 1 Buy-to-Fly missiles and associated parts, equipment and logistical support worth approximately $455 million

Russia loans $2.2 billion to Venezuela for tanks and missiles purchase

September 18, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Russia had offered his country a $2.2 billion loan to buy tanks and advanced missiles

Brazil says fighter competition still on, Rafale selection not final

September 9, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

The selection process of the project FX-2, led by Air Force Command, has not yet closed, and will continue with negotiations with the three participants, which will be expanded and, eventually, could lead to redefined offers, the Brazilian defense minister Nelson A. Jobim said in a press release

DCNS signs contract with Brazilian Navy for construction of four submarines

September 8, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

DCNS signed detailed contracts in Rio de Janeiro for the construction of four conventional-propulsion submarines for the Brazilian Navy and a vast technology transfer programme covering design assistance – under the Brazilian Navy’s design authority – with the non-nuclear portion of Brazil’s first nuclear-powered submarine and assistance with the design and construction of both a naval base and a naval shipyard. This success follows the signing of a framework contract on 23 December 2008 under the strategic defence cooperation agreement between France and Brazil signed on the same day by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and French...

First foreign sale for Dassault Rafale

September 8, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Brazil will buy 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France, including the sale of technology to build its own. The announcement has been given in a joint press conference by French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Brazilian president, Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva

US offers $7 billion F-18E Super Hornet Aircraft to Brazil

August 12, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Today the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of 28 F/A-18E Super Hornet Aircraft, eight F/A-18F Super Hornet Aircraft, 72 F414-GE-400 installed engines, a host of spare parts and munitions at an estimated value of $7.0 billion

Trinidad and Tobago has awarded $348 million contract to AgustaWestland for four...

July 31, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago's Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief operations

Rosoboronexport plans arms factories in Latin America

April 14, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Russian arms exporter, Rosoboronexport is planning to set up licence-manufacture facilities in several Latin American countries, a news agency report quoted a company official as saying, “possibilities are now under discussion for the establishment of factories in a number of countries for the production and assembly of these under licence". Russian Rosoboronexport State Corporation has secured over $25 billion various defense contract for the coming years, according to a company official

MKU to launch Instavest Ballistic over vest in LAAD 2009

April 14, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

MKU, a global defense solutions company and a pioneer in personal and vehicle protection solutions is launching the acclaimed Instavest Ballistic over vest in Latin America during LAAD 2009. MKU claims that Instavest is the most advanced ballistic jacket available in the world today – Instavest features a lot of innovations and advancements which provide enhanced protection comfort to the user

IAI, Synergy Group to announce joint venture at LAAD 2009

April 6, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present its advanced defense solutions and systems at the biennial Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) trade show in Rio De Janeiro Brazil, to be held from April 14 to 17, 2009. At this year's show, IAI and Synergy Group Corporation will make an announcement regarding their Joint Venture (JV) company in Brazil