Slovakia’s FMS Request for F-16V Cleared by State Department

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International.

F-16V
Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. State Department has cleared a Slovak government request for the potential sale of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V- configuration combat aircraft. A notification of the potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) was delivered by the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to Congress on April 3. The proposed package – including AESA radars, M61 A1 Vulcan 20mm guns, Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems, ALQ-213 electronic warfare management systems, guidance kits for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 500-pound guided bombs, etc. – comes with an estimated price tag of $2.91 billion (EUR2.37 billion). Continue reading

Sikorsky Management Shake-Up May Presage Spinoff

by Ray Jaworowski, Forecast International.

Robert Leduc Named President at Sikorksy

Robert Leduc Named President at Sikorsky

In a move that could set the stage for a corporate divestiture, United Technologies Corp (UTC) has appointed a new president to head its Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary.  Effective immediately, former UTC executive Robert Leduc has been named president of the global helicopter manufacturer, succeeding Mick Maurer.

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