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U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defence contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defence contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. foreign military sales total $55.6 billion, up 33 percent: U.S. official

Oct 09 2018

WASHINGTON Sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign governments rose 33 percent to $55.6 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, as looser restrictions on sales have begun to increase arms deals.

Pentagon sees China as 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry

Oct 04 2018

WASHINGTON China represents a "significant and growing risk" to the supply of materials vital to the U.S. military, according to a new Pentagon-led report that seeks to mend weaknesses in core U.S. industries vital to national security.

U.S. military comes to grips with over-reliance on Chinese imports

Oct 03 2018

WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led review ordered by President Donald Trump has identified hundreds of instances where the U.S. military depends on foreign countries, especially China, for critical materials, U.S. officials said. | Video

Humvee maker AM General is up for sale, sources say

Oct 01 2018

WASHINGTON AM General has put itself up for sale and has hired investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd to seek potential bidders in a deal that could value the builder of Humvee military vehicles at more than $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Lockheed agrees to cut price for new F-35 fighter jets: Pentagon

Sep 28 2018

WASHINGTON The Pentagon and announced on Friday an $11.5 billion contract for 141 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp , the biggest batch yet, lowering the price for the most common version of the stealthy jet by 5.4 percent to $89.2 million.

Boeing wins $9.2 billion contract for new Air Force training jet

Sep 28 2018

WASHINGTON Boeing Co was selected to build the U.S. Air Force's next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the Air Force said on Thursday.

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