Defence

AIR International’s dedicated defence section will provide all the latest industry and operator developments from across the military aviation and space domains, from procurement and sustainment, to programme development and delivery.

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Insight into Ukraine’s rotary re-engineering

Contending with an ageing fleet of military rotorcraft, Ukraine’s aerospace companies have in recent years sought to introduce a series of refurbishments, upgrades and re-engining programmes to ensure the aircraft are kept airborne, and relevant

Babcock and Leonardo join forces for FAcT programme

Babcock and Leonardo announced the signing of a Teaming Agreement that will see Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada working to provide a solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training programme

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Tempest central to the UK RAF’s future fleet

With the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) banking on the success of the Tempest programme to fulfil its defence aerospace requirements for the second half of the century, defence observers are keen to see where the platform will fit into the future line-up of the fleet

Kratos nets USAF aerial target drone contract

Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems has been awarded a US$338m contract by the US Air Force for the production of aerial target Lots 17-21, out-of-warranty repairs and contractor logistics support

US approves FMS for Greece’s F-16 sustainment programme

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece of F-16 sustainment materiel and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$270m

Helicopter orders down, revenues up, in Leonardo’s half-year results

Leonardo’s defence electronics registered strong performance in Q2 this year while the helicopter business segment saw an increase in revenues, as the company outlined its 2021 half-year results

Boeing-led team simulates naval MUM-T operations

A Boeing-led team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming capabilities in a virtual environment using the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the F/A-18 Super Hornet

Typhoon capability contract awarded to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract valued at approximately £135m to drive forward the next phase of capability enhancements for the Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role strike aircraft

CH-53K sale to Israel approved

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of CH-53K heavy lift helicopters with support and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$3.4bn

US Special Operations Forces receive sUAS launcher

UAV Solutions has announced the delivery its small Unmanned Aerial System Pneumatic Launch System to US Special Operations Forces