Rheinmetall AG has received a $142.88m contract to upgrade 90 Fuchs / Fox armoured personnel carriers in service with the Bundeswehr.

The modernised armoured vehicles are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2020.

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The contract has been awarded by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support.

"Awarded by the US Army, the contract is scheduled to be completed in October 2018."

BAE Systems plc has secured a contract worth $69m to produce additional MK90 propellant grains for Hydra 70 rocket systems, which are employed by the US Army on fixed or rotary-wing aircraft.

Awarded by the US Army, the contract is scheduled to be completed in October 2018.

A $668m-worth possible foreign military sale of Stryker infantry carrier vehicles to the Peru Ministry of Defence has been approved by the US State Department.

The sale requires the prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems to supply Peru with reconditioned Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, associated equipment, training and support services.

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and Aviation has requested for purchase of CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from the US in a foreign military sale worth $3.51bn.

The sale, which includes CH-47F Chinooks, support and training services, is expected to improve the security of Saudi Arabia.

A $108m-worth foreign military sale request has been filed by the Morocco Ministry of National Defence with the US Government for the purchase of TOW 2A anti-tank missiles.

The proposed sale includes 1,200 TOW 2A radio frequency (RF) BGM-71-4B-RF missiles, 14 TOW 2A RF missiles, and engineering, technical and logistics support.

Raytheon Missile Systems is expected to act as the prime contractor for the sale.