The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) of Alliance Ground Surveillance Program Equipment and Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $250.2 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. May 16, 2024. This notification is for the combined non-MDE AGS system equipment and services, including: AN/APG-68 radar processors; Global Hawk engine controllers; communications equipment spares; classified and unclassified spare components and parts; consumables, accessories, and repair and return support; facilities support including storage; classified and unclassified publications and technical documentation; classified and unclassified software delivery and support; transportation support; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; studies and surveys; and other related elements of logistics and program support.


South Korea’s KF-21 Boramae fighter has successfully fired an IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile for the first time, capping off one of the program’s ongoing capability tests for the 4.5-generation jets. The missile was designated using the active electronically scanned array radar onboard the aircraft, guiding the missile to engage with the target drone. A similar drill was conducted in 2023 to test an unguided missile, functioning as a stepping stone for the current firing.

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