DSCA Approves Parts Sale to Taiwanese Navy

he State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of Ship Spare Parts, Ship System Spare Parts, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $120 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.…

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Communist China Thrilled by Taiwan Not Buying US Helicopters

About a week after US cancelled its first arms deal to Taiwan authorities under the Biden administration, the island announced to abandon the plan to buy anti-submarine warfare helicopter from the US as “the price is too high.” The seemingly-surprising snub attracted observer speculation that the secessionists Democratic Progressive Party is somehow at odds with Biden administration due to the…

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VSE Awarded US Navy Sole-Source Bridge Contract

VSE Corporation, a leading provider of aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for land, sea and air transportation assets for government and commercial markets, today announced that its Federal and Defense segment has been awarded a 12-month, ~$100 million contract by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). VSE is the current contractor providing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Follow-on…

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Serco to Deliver US Navy Ship Modernization Services

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue to provide installation support for Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and Foreign Military Sales vessels. This contract, awarded by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian…

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DSCA OKs Future Standard Missile Production for Australia

August 25, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Defense Services Related to Future Standard Missile Production and related equipment for an estimated cost of $350 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of…

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Boeing Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for New Zealand P-8 Training

Dec. 16, 2020 — The U.S. Navy recently awarded Boeing a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, valued at $109 million, to provide P-8A Poseidon training for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). A suite of training systems and courseware will prepare RNZAF aircrew and maintainers to safely and effectively operate and maintain the world’s premier maritime patrol and reconnaissance…

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L3Harris Technologies Awarded International Sonar System Program

September 2, 2020 – L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver two Low-Frequency Active Towed Sonar (LFATS) systems to a NATO member. The LFATS system is used on ships to detect, track and engage all types of submarines. L3Harris specifically designed the system to perform at a lower operating frequency against modern diesel-electric submarine threats. “This award…

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DSCA Approves MK48 Torpedoes for Taiwan

May 20, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO of eighteen (18) MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) Heavy Weight Torpedoes (HWT) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $180 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. TECRO has requested…

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Boeing Awarded $3.1 Billion in U.S. Navy Contracts for Cruise Missile Systems

May 13, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) weapon systems in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). About $2.6 billion of that was contracted today while the remainder had been previously awarded. “We are pleased to continue our long legacy of…

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