Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • NDA passing-out parade to be low-key, parents can't attend:-In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Passing Out Parade at the National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune will be held in a "scaled-down" manner and parents of the cadets will not attend it, the institute has said....
  • Army commanders deliberate on situation in Ladakh for second consecutive day:-The Indian Army has rushed in additional troops and weaponry to eastern Ladakh as part of its strategy to fend off China's aggressive military behaviour with "firmness", even as top Army commanders deliberated on the delicate situation in the region for the second consecutive day on Thursday, official sources have said....
  • Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather:-The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning; the liftoff has been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon....
  • HAL awaiting approval for Mk-1A manufacture: CMD:-Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL) is awaiting approval from the Cabinet for manufacture of LCA Mk-1A, the improvised version of Mk-1 fighter platform, to be supplied to the Indian Air Force, the company’s Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan has said....
student competition 2020

US clears sale of Harpoon missiles to Brazil

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The Harpoon missile. A Boeing photo

WASHINGTON (BNS): The US Government has cleared a proposal to sell AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and associated equipment worth $169 million to Brazil under the Foreign Military Sales deal.

The Brazilian Government had requested a possible sale of 16 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, 4 CATM-84L Harpoon Block II captive air training missiles, containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment among others, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Pentagon wing which coordinates FMS deals, announced on May 6.

"The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of Brazil, which has been, and continues to be, an important force for regional stability and economic progress in South America," the defence agency said.

The Brazilian Air Force (BrAF) is in the process of modernising and upgrading its Anti-Surface Warfare capability on its P-3 aircraft.

The modernisation will enhance the BrAF P-3's capabilities for its Counter-Transnational Organized Crime efforts, maritime border security, and protection of off-shore assets," the DSCA said.


US  Brazil  Harpoon  Defence  Missile  Air Force  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

There will be no delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France

There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India as the timeline finalised for the supply of the fighter jets will be strictly respected, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery