Source: U.S. News Business was booming for U.S. arms exporters in 2015, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service that shows the U.S. last year accounted for more than half of all arms transfer agreements worldwide. The study – published last week and written by Catherine Theohary, an information operations and national […]

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Source: Defense News The Israeli Defense Ministry celebrated a decade since establishment of an export control agency with a spectrum of sweeteners for exporters who play by the rules. Details of the proposed carrot and stick policy revamp, coordinated with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Commerce and tax authorities, will be presented soon to Israel’s […]

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Source: Bloomberg U.K. military contractors are courting new export markets as the country’s vote to leave the European Union squeezes public finances and raises tensions with EU partners. Industry representatives have met recently with delegations from countries including Turkey and India, each of which is developing its arms-manufacturing capability with imported parts and designs. Defense […]

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Source: Defense News Qatar signed a contract Thursday worth €3.8 billion, or $4.28 billion, to buy seven naval vessels from Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard as part of Italy’s largest ever naval export deal. The Gulf nation also signed a pre-contract agreement, or “Letter of Award” with European missile house MBDA to supply Exocet and Aster 30 […]

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Source: Reuters The German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia, according to an Economy Ministry letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has vowed to be much more cautious in licensing arms exports, unnerving Germany’s sizeable […]

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