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Saab has signed a contract to deliver its Deployable Maintenance Facility for use by the Bulgarian Air Force, which will be used at numerous air bases through Bulgaria
The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a production contract for 18 additional GQM-163A Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target vehicles in a $55.4m deal, bringing the total orders to date up to 218 platforms
Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training programme and to create a Canadian joint venture
The front fuselage of the first Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk advanced training aircraft has been joined with its aft section in St Louis, Missouri, in a process that took under 30 minutes due to model-based engineering and 3D design used in the key USAF programme
The AW101 helicopter fleet, manufactured by Leonardo, has reached 500,000 global flight hours in a milestone for the multi-role, medium-lift platform
The UK has agreed to purchase 14 Chinook CH-47(ER) heavy-lift helicopters from the US via a foreign military sales agreement, worth £1.4bn. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2026, where the new helicopters will be based at RAF Odiham, the home of the UK’s Chinook fleet
Despite only beginning operational training in March this year, the UK’s maritime airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) capability, otherwise known as Crowsnest, is expected to leave service by 2029 and be replaced by an as-yet unknown sensor and platform combination