Honeywell, Aeronamic to create depot in Netherlands for F-35 owners and operators

F-35 owners and operators will soon benefit from lower ownership costs and increased efficiency and sustainability as Honeywell and Aeronamic sign a licensed service center agreement to create a depot in the Netherlands. The long-term agreement will cover the European market and bring significant benefits to both current and future owners and operators of theRead More

KSA’s World Defense Show set to take place in February 2024

Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show is already planning for the next edition, which is set to take place from 4-8 February 2024. As part of the enhancement initiatives to address the high demand, WDS organizers are reviewing potential expansion plans to include a third exhibition hall offering Participants additional exhibition space, to compliment the twoRead More

QEAF completes Phase IV of Advanced/Lead-In to Fighter Training program at IFTS in Italy

The first six students from the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) have completed phase IV of the Advanced/Lead-In to Fighter Training program at the International Flight Training School (IFTS), launched a year ago at the 61st Wing of the Italian Air Force base in Lecce-Galatina, Italy. Founded in 2017, the IFTS project is a partnershipRead More

SES acquires DRS for $450 million

Communications satellite operator SES announced recently it completed the acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, a business acquired from Leonardo DRS for $450 million. DRS GES will be part of SES Government Solutions, based in Reston, Virginia. The acquisition was announced in March. Before it was sold to SES, DRS GES was a business unitRead More

US Army & Sikorsky strengthen army aviation fleet with 10th H-60 Black Hawk helicopter contract

The United States government and Sikorsky, signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the US Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Sikorsky continues to modernize and enhance the Black Hawk to meet the Army’s challengingRead More

Cyprus government to purchase 6 H145Ms for National Guard

The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145Ms with an option for another six aircraft. The five-bladed helicopters will be operated by the Cypriot National Guard. “The implementation of this agreement will provide the National Guard with a cost-effective and high-performance helicopter solution that satisfies theRead More

Spain orders 20 Eurofighter jets under landmark contract to modernize its combat aircraft fleet

The NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has signed a landmark contract for the acquisition of 20 latest generation Eurofighter jets. Known as the Halcon program, the order will cover the delivery of a fleet of E-Scan (Electronically Scanned) radar equipped fighter aircraft consisting of 16 single-seaters and 4 twin-seaters to replace the F-18Read More

US State Department gives approval to Jordan for F-16s

The US State Department recently gave approval for a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of 12 Block 70 F-16Cs and four two-seat Block 70 F-16D aircraft and related equipment to Jordan, at an estimated cost of $4.21 billion. The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) currently fields 43 F-16As and 18 F-16B Fighting Falcons, the typeRead More

German lawmakers initiate major spending spree of 7 new P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes

German lawmakers recently passed a €100 billion (US $107 billion) defense budget boost, initiating a major spending spree over several years that is expected to include seven new P-8 Poseidon maritime-surveillance planes in addition to five copies ordered last year. The bill to establish a special fund for Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, passed parliamentRead More

US Air Force & Lockheed Martin successfully complete ARRW hypersonic boosted test flight

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress. The successful flight demonstrates the weapon’s ability to reach and withstand operational hypersonic speeds, collect crucial data for use in further flight tests, and validate safe separation from theRead More