News Archive: September 2018

GILZE-RIJEN Air Base, Netherlands, Sep. 14, 2018 -- Defense Security Cooperation Agency Principal Director for Security Assistance Ms. Michèle Hizon and State Secretary of Defence, for the Netherlands, Ms. Barbara Visser signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the modernization of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache helicopters under the Foreign Military Sales program.

By Jim Garamone

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6, 2018 - A decade ago, U.S. arms sales to India amounted to virtually nothing. Today, the United States is the second-largest arms supplier to India, and U.S. officials say they hope to increase that business.

Transcript: Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Washington, Sept. 5, 2018

Q:  We were told in the pre-briefings that the arms trade with India has gone from, like, $0 in 2008 to 20 -- to $15 billion this year, and it could bump up to three billion -- another $3 billion by next year. 

DefesaNet - Brazil

Brazil, Aug. 21, 2018 - The United States Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, has kicked off a diplomatic tour through South America, starting with Brazil. The Secretary arrived in Rio de Janeiro last Monday (August 13th) and his main task is to reinforce American presence and relations with South American partners.  

Defense News

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19, 2018 — As the Trump administration pushes the sale of American weapons as a key part of its plan to grow the economy, America has already eclipsed its overall defense trade total from last year.

Defense News 

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 20, 2018 — The Pentagon is considering lowering a transportation fee for foreign buyers of American defense goods as part of a broader push to lower the cost and hurdles for foreign military sales.

Defense News 

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2018 — The Netherlands on Tuesday inked a deal to purchase four MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 drones from General Atomics, marking the first sale of unmanned aerial systems since U.S. President Donald Trump signed off on a policy to loosen up arms sale restrictions.

Breaking Defense

FARNBOROUGH, July 16, 2018 - The United States has already blown past the amount of weaponry it sold to foreign governments all last year — with more than two months to go before the fiscal year ends.

Guam News

Washington, May 25, 2018 - The USO's 2018 Service Members of the Year will be honored Saturday. The annual Six Star Service salute recognizes the best of the best from each branch. Also highlighting the event will be a special guest speaker and son of Guam. 

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