The United Arab Emirates is one step closer to signing a contract to buy four Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs after 10 months of price negotiations. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 18 December notified Congress of a pending deal for a USD501 million logistics package to support a direct commercial sale of the four aircraft. The logistics and support package will include training, five AAR-47 missile warning systems, Have Quick radios and spares, the notice says. If the UAE buys the aircraft, the sale will support the transport of equipment and troops to the Middle East region, plus help with US and NATO airlift needs in Afghanistan, the DSCA notice says. 12/23/2009
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a nearly USD841.9 million contract by the US government to deliver 24 F-16 Block 52 fighters under a previously announced deal with Morocco. The US Air Force is processing the contract on behalf of Morocco within the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. The amount of the contract award shows that Morocco...