The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for RIM-116C and RIM-116C-2 Rolling Airframe Missiles and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $260 million.
Global military spending reached almost $1.68 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which tracks arms expenditure around the world.
Egypt’s arms imports have shot up since the 2011 revolution, with sales particularly high in 2015, according to data compiled by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an international think tank based in Sweden.
Eurofighter GmbH announced that a contract has been signed by the State of Kuwait for the procurement of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons.
Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus D&S) has been awarded a contract to provide Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) with a multi-mission Direct Receiving Station and image analysis capabilities.
MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of a coastal defense system for the Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) during this week’s DIMDEX (Doha, Qatar, 29-31 March 2016).