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Trump’s Ukraine Intervention May Violate FCPA, Arms Export Laws: Experts

Posted by Colin Clark on


The president’s personal intervention was “highly improper,” one arms export expert says, concluding that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “appears to have been criminally violated here.”

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CH-53 vs. CH-47: Which Helicopter Will Israel Pick?

Posted by Arie Egozi on


An IDF team has been taking test flights aboard Lockheed Martin’s new CH-53K in Maryland, but Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook is in the running too — and both programs could use a boost against their American critics.

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Israeli Gunmaker IWI Targets US Special Ops Contract

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The Negev can fire over 700 rounds a minute in full-auto — a bit less than the M249 — or, it can be switched to semi-auto for highly accurate single shots. It already comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm variants, and IWI says it could be easily reconfigured to take different calibers.

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Aerospace Sales To China Rise; Defense Exports To World Drop: AIA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A new Aerospace Industries Association study underlines international interdependence amidst today’s trade wars.

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US Ban On Arrow Exports Overshadows Alaska Test

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As Americans and Israelis celebrated the successful test of the Israeli Arrow-3 missile in Kodiak, Alaska, one factor cast a long shadow over the feast: the Americans’ repeated refusal to let the Israelis export the weapon. For any Israeli weapon developed with US funds, Washington has a veto over any sales outside of Israel itself,… Keep reading →

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Crunch Time For Israeli Air Force: F-15X Or F-35?

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Last month, the defense ministry issued official inquiries into acquiring both aircraft — but, for now, the budget can buy only one.

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Lockheed Teams With Airbus, ELTA, Rafael For Israeli Contracts & US Cash

Posted by Arie Egozi on


New restrictions on US aid to Israel is driving companies to seek American partners.

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Senate Blocks Huge Arms Sale To Saudis; Trump Pledges Veto

Posted by Paul McLeary on


It’s the second time this year Republicans and Democrats have come together to oppose President Trump’s policy towards Riyadh.

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AIA’s Fanning On Trump’s Trade Wars, Allies & Arms Exports

Posted by Colin Clark on


“Some of the things the president is doing very forcefully to support American industry are good for American aerospace and defense. Other things could aggregate up second and third order effects in ways that create  problems,” said Eric Fanning, head of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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EU Steps Up Its Defense Spending, But Washington Says Not So Fast

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Is the European Defence Fund a long-overdue move by US allies to take more responsibility for their own security? Or a bid to exclude US companies from European arms markets?

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