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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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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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Lockheed Adds Some Israeli SPICE To Kinetics Market

Posted by Arie Egozi on


It’s a global coming-out party for the precision munition, already used by the Israeli Air Force in Syria.

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Israel Chafes As US Reported To Block David’s Sling Export Bid

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The Swiss want a new anti-missile defense system and asked for bids. We’re hearing the US leaned on Israel so Rafael did not submit a bid. Israel, as this story makes clear, really does want to bid.

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Israel: Does Elbit’s Rise Mean IAI’s Downfall?

Posted by Arie Egozi on


“Before I took office,” IAI chairman Harel Locker said at a recent conference, “(I) realized that if the company did not change, it could collapse within a few years.”

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Israel Rolls Out 8×8 Eitan, Eye on Exports

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Israel’s new Eitan armored personnel carrier is in final field testing with the celebrated Nahal infantry brigade, with series production to begin in 2021. Once the Israelis have enough Eitans to replace the last of their decades-old M113s, they plan to offer the new APC for export — and already foreign armies have sent observers… Keep reading →

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Help Egypt Help Israel On Middle East Peace

Posted by Kenneth Glueck on


As the Trump Administration tries to force Palestinians to the bargaining table by cutting funding to the UN relief agency that serves them, closes the PLO’s offices here and continues to tout its forthcoming “deal of the century,” few in national security circles are discussing the chances of Peace in the Middle East. In this… Keep reading →

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Israeli Firms Scramble As Trump Administration Restricts Military Aid

Posted by Arie Egozi on


After years of subsidizing the Israeli defense industry, the US is now insisting Tel Aviv spend all the military aid it gets from America on American companies. The Israeli government and hundreds of Israeli companies are scrambling to adjust, with one estimate predicting 20,000 layoffs.

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