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United States Welcomes Polish Missile Defense Tender

U.S. Embassy in Poland, April 21, 2015

The United States welcomes today's announcement from the Polish Ministry of Defense that Raytheon’s PATRIOT system has been awarded the “Vistula” integrated air and missile defense tender. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program and strong support of Wales NATO Summit commitments, such as the 2 percent GDP defense investment pledge, directly fortifies the military strength of the Alliance. The United States remains committed to Poland's security and NATO's collective defense.

Joint Media Release – Australian Prime Minister and Minister for Defence – Acquisition of two additional C-17A Globemaster III Aircraft – 10 April 2015

The Commonwealth Government has decided to acquire two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to bolster the Royal Australian Air Force’s existing fleet of six strategic lift aircraft.

The acquisition of the two additional C-17s – and associated equipment and facilities – represents an investment of $1 billion in Australia’s security and the ability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to a range of contingencies.

This project will also provide significant work opportunities for local industry.

Strategic Vision

Article Sourced From:
Seapower Magazine April 2015

Article By:
Amy Wittman

First U.S. Armored HMMWVs Arrive in Ukraine, Greeted by President Poroshenko

Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2015

Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2015 - The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies - some which have already been delivered - to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.

Warren provided a general update on equipment and supplies authorized for delivery to the Iraqis.

DSCA Reorganizing to be More Nimble

Article Sourced From:
Defense News Feb 23, 2015

Article By:
Joe Gould

Lead-Nation Procurement Initiative

WASHINGTON, February 04, 2015 - The Department of State and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) have announced an initiative to consider proposals for lead-nation procurements from NATO member countries and NATO organizations – purchases by a lead nation or international organization on behalf of others, through Foreign Military Sales (FMS).  Proposals for lead-nation procurements involving NATO organizations and NATO member countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis during a two-year test period.  Lead-nation procurements will be supported by retransfer arran

Hagel Praises New Defense Cooperation Agreements With India

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2015 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement today applauding agreements on defense cooperation between the United States and India, announced by President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hagel's statement reads as follows:

South Korea cancels F-16 upgrade deal with BAE Systems: Pentagon

BY ANDREA SHALAL
WASHINGTON Wed Nov 5, 2014 6:29pm EST
(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had canceled, at the request of South Korea, a preliminary contract with the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems (BAES.L) to upgrade 134 F-16 fighter jets, ending a major arms deal initially valued at $1.7 billion.

The unusual move, announced by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, paves the way for South Korea to pursue a similar upgrade deal with Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the warplanes' original manufacturer.

Republic of Korea Requests U.S. Government Terminate KF-16 Upgrade Contract with BAE

On November 5, 2014, at the request of the Government of the Republic of Korea, the U.S. Government notified BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Service of Rockville, Maryland, that it would terminate for convenience a contract with BAE for initial development and long lead production in support of the Republic of Korea KF-16 fighter aircraft upgrade.  This contract was the first of a two-phase Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement for the upgrade of 134 KF-16s.  The U.S. Government will work with BAE to close out the contract.

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