Brazil Signs Deal With Saab To Buy 36 Gripens

Brazil and Saab are discussing a possible lease of Gripens to bridge the gap before deliveries of the advanced Gripen NG(FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP). Oct. 27, 2014 - By ANDREW CHUTER [] - LONDON — Brazil has signed a 39.3 billion Swedish krona (US $5.4 billion) deal with Saab to take delivery of 36 of the Swedish defense company’s new Gripen NG fighter.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Qatar’s Apache Helicopter Fleet

By Kristina Wong [The Hill] - 10/13/14 - The Army is awarding Lockheed Martin a $90 million contract to help Qatar's air force enhance its Apache helicopter attack fleet, the defense giant announced Monday. The Bethesda, Md.-based company will provide Qatar with the "Arrowhead" system, known formally as the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation

Military War Colleges Take Steep Budget Hits

National Defense University, one of the U.S. military's premier war colleges, has seen its budget decline by almost 30 percent over the past few years. (By Merrill D'Arezzo/Medill News Service). National Defense University, based at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., has trained scores of future generals over the years, including former Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs...

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