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.

Sikorsky to sustain Brazilian Black Hawks

Sikorsky has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters

Parker-Hannifin agrees Meggitt acquisition

Another UK defence company could be snapped up by a US-headquartered competitor following Parker-Hannifin’s announcement of the agreed acquisition of aerospace systems manufacturer Meggitt

Shield AI signs agreement to acquire Martin UAV

US-based artificial intelligence and technology company Shield AI has reached an agreement to acquire unmanned systems provider Martin UAV

Lockheed Martin expects fewer F-35 deliveries than planned in 2022

Lockheed Martin expect that it will deliver fewer F-35 Lightning II fighters than planned to domestic and international customers through 2022

UK FCAS moves to concept and assessment phase

The UK’s Future Combat Air System programme has moved to the concept and assessment phase following the award by the Ministry of Defence of a £250m design and development contract to BAE Systems

Portuguese Navy takes delivery of first upgraded Lynx Mk95A

The Portuguese Navy has taken delivery of its first upgraded Lynx Mk95A naval helicopter

Space boost as Lockheed Martin produce Q2 results

Lockheed Martin reported a net sales increase of over US$800m in Q2 this year compared with the same reporting period in 2020 due in part to strong figures from the Space business segment

Second aft section produced for T-7A programme

Saab has shipped the second aft airframe section from the company’s Linköping site in Sweden to Boeing in St Louis, Missouri, for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test programme

Royal Australian Navy extends S-100 contract

The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Schiebel a three-year extension contract for the sustainment of its S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial system

Research Innovations awarded C2 development deal

Research Innovations has been awarded a US$950m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the US Air Force to support Advanced Battle Management System development