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Dawn: Congress Moves to Stall F-16 Fighter Jet Sale to Pakistan

Congress has used clarification notices to delay the Obama administration’s plan to sell eight new Lockheed Martin-built F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, Dawn reported Tuesday. Anwar Iqbal writes the Senate also moved to stall the sale of the fighter jets to Pakistan through a legislative “hold” notice sent to the White …

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Ellen Lord: Pace of US Int’l Weapon, Drone Sales Hits Defense Industry

Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord says the government’s process for sales of weapons and unmanned systems to international customers is affecting business for U.S. defense companies amid declining Pentagon sales, Defense One reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that Lord believes the foreign military sales program’s pace and process present an advantage to companies in Europe, Russia and …

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Report: Congress Receives Proposed UAE Training Deal

The U.S. Marine Corps will train special forces in the United Arab Emirates under a $150 million contract pending congressional approval, Defense News reported Thursday. Awad Mustafa writes the foreign military sales agreement includes training and logistical support for the UAE Presidential Guard on national defense strategies pertaining to counterterrorism, …

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DSCA: Saudi Arabia Seeks $1B in C4I Tech Upgrades

Saudi Arabia plans to buy $1.1 billion in command and control, communications and intelligence systems from the U.S. in a bid to help bolster regional security in the Middle Eastern country. The Saudi navy plans to acquire the technology for its vessels responsible for protecting the country’s coastline, the Defense …

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US Foreign Military Sales to the Middle East Reach $13B

The Defense Department has informed Congress of $13 billion in total foreign military sale agreements with the Middle East, Defense News reported Monday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes the prospective deals aim to bolster US-friendly regimes against the Iranian nuclear threat and sectarian insurgencies that threaten regional stability. Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation …

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