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.

Leonardo to provide airborne protection for Middle Eastern VVIP

Leonardo has been contracted to provide its Miysis Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) for a Middle Eastern government customer’s new VVIP-configured Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

Hensoldt selected for Germany’s new SIGINT capability

German defence electronic solutions provider Hensoldt has been awarded a contract to deliver the country’s new Pegasus airborne electronic signals intelligence (SIGINT) system.

IAI to upgrade Sri Lankan Air Force's Kfir

Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a US$50m contract with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence to upgrade Kfir aircraft for the Sri Lankan Air Force

Rohde & Schwarz to fit Slovak Viper communications

Rohde & Schwarz will provide the AN/ARC-238 software defined radio for Slovak Air Force F-16 Block 70 aircraft due to be delivered in the coming years.

US Navy awards Sikorsky CH-53K contract

Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the US Navy

Switzerland selects F-35 as new fighter

The Swiss Federal Council announced on June 30 that Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II had been selected as Switzerland's next fighter

Germany signs P-8A Poseidon deal

The German Ministry of Defence has signed a letter of offer and acceptance for five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft

GA-ASI awarded additional contract for French MQ-9 programme

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a US$79.4m order to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract for France’s MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft programme

Airbus contract extension for UK satellite-based maritime surveillance

The UK Royal Navy has awarded a 12-month contract extension to Airbus covering the provision of satellite-based maritime surveillance services for the Joint Maritime Security Centre

CAE gets approval for landmark military training acquisition

Canadian military training provider CAE has received the required regulatory approvals for the acquisition of L3Harris Technologies' Military Training business for US$1.05bn