Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy

2018/04/12 – U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer.

The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded the contract. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy »

Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales

2018/02/12 – The president of Chad has presented Israel with a laundry list of demands, including significant arms sales, as a condition for renewing ties, according to a report Wednesday.

Idriss Déby’s visit to Israel this week was hailed as a historic opening between Jerusalem and the majority-Muslim African nation, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planning a reciprocal trip in the near future to officially re-establish ties. Continuer à lire … « Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales »

Boko Haram: Nigeria appeals for earlier delivery of Tucano aircraft by U.S. firm

2018/08/29 – The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft, to expedite action on its  delivery  to Nigeria.

Mr Abubakar said this when Taco Gilbert, the Senior Vice – President of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Nigeria appeals for earlier delivery of Tucano aircraft by U.S. firm »

Africa / Military – Chinese Defense minister meets with African guests

2018/07/11 – The first China-Africa Defense and Security Forum hosted by China’s Ministry of National Defense concluded in Beijing on Tuesday. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met with 49 African delegates that attended the forum in Beijing on Tuesday morning. Continuer à lire … « Africa / Military – Chinese Defense minister meets with African guests »