Category: America

US CONGRESS BLOCKS POSSIBLE F 16 SALE TO PAKISTAN

As expected the US Congress blocked the Pakistani proposal of possible sale of modern F 16 Blk 52 Fighter jets, associated equipment's and missile systems. The Democratic American government agreed the Pakistani proposal of foreign military sales program to sell the F 16 C/D to Pakistan, However the congress who dominated by Republicans blocked the…

F-35 Work for Israeli Firms Reaches $770M

  TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli firms have received 3 billion shekels ($770 million) worth of work from Lockheed Martin Corp. as part of an industrial cooperation package associated with Israel's purchase of F-35I stealth fighters, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced Sunday. "The amount of offsets from the producer of the stealth fighter to the…

China summons US envoy; strongly protests arms sales to Taiwan

BEIJING: China today said it had summoned US Ambassador to strongly protest America's massive $1.83 billion weapons sales, including two warships, to Taiwan and warned that it will take "new measures" including sanctions against the US firms involved in such business.  Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang yesterday summoned Kaye Lee, charge d'affaires of the US…

This is America’s new $13 billion Ford Class Warship

The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford. The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy in early 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship will be…

US should Expand India’s Access to High-Tech Weapons: Expert

WASHINGTON: US should expand India's access to its high-tech weapons systems to help the country deter Chinese and Pakistani provocations and secure its borders, a top American think-tank has said. In a memo, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) warns a China-India conflict could endanger US interests. Although a large-scale conflict between China and India…

US Approves $1.2B Global Hawk Sale to Japan

WASHINGTON -- The US Department of State has approved a potential sale of three Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance systems to Japan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible foreign military sale on Nov. 19, according to a DSCA statement. The deal for three Block 30 Global Hawk remotely piloted…

NATO Chief: Paris Attacks Are Not a Fight Between West and Islam

BRUSSELS — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday the deadly attacks in Paris highlight a fight between extremists and supporters of democratic values rather than one between the Islamic and western worlds. In a brief telephone interview with AFP, Stoltenberg said the attacks would only strengthen the resolve of supporters of democracy who will ultimately…

America Says China’s Fifth-Generation Jet Fighter J-31 Stolen From Its F-35

NEW DELHI: American experts have accused China of stealing the US design in its first indigenously developed fifth-generation fighter jet, which was displayed at Dubai Airshow on Sunday, raising doubts over the achievement of the country which has stolen a march over India in developing the aircraft. US defence and strategic affairs experts alleged that…

Northrop Grumman wins final contract to produce B3 bomber

Northrop Grumman, the designer and producer of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, has been selected by the US Air Force to develop its next-generation strategic bomber, according to the Stars and Stripes on Oct. 27. Beating out Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman has won the initial contract worth US$35.3 billion to research, develop and…