Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Nov 21, 2010

Boeing The United Arab Emirates could double its fleet of Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to 60 aircraft, under a proposed follow-on buy and modernisation programme worth a combined $5 billion. In addition to providing its air force with 30 new Block III production-standard Apaches, the deal would also upgrade its current 30 examples to the same configuration. Nov 16, 2010

Lockheed Martin The US administration has offered Israel another 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters as part of a "persuasion package" to encourage the Israeli government to agree to another three-month halt in building settlements in the disputed West Bank. Washington hopes that an extension would enable it to achieve progress in talks between Israel and the Palestinian authority. The offer, which also includes other classified military hardware, is being evaluated by the Israeli cabinet, which is facing hard opposition from right wing...

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