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Airbus C295

Ireland orders two Airbus C295 MPA aircraft

Ireland’s Department of Defence (DoD) announced 13 December the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration for service with the Irish Air Corps. Alberto...
E-7 Wedgetail

UK signs deal to purchase five E-7 early warning radar aircraft

In a statement released by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) 22 March, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 airborne early warning and control...

UK begins integration of Meteor, SPEAR missiles on F-35 fighter jets

BAE Systems announced 18 March that the company had received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 programme, to start integration efforts for MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range...
Land 2097 Phase 4

Airbus confirms H145M bid for Australian special forces

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed that it will offer the H145M military multi-role helicopter to Australia for Land 2097 Phase 4 requirement for a special operations helicopter. The Airbus H145M...
japan anti-ship cruise missiles

Japan to develop long-range, anti-ship cruise missile

Japan has decided to develop for the first time a long-range, anti-ship cruise missile that can be carried by fighter jets and that is capable of attacking a warship from beyond the...
su-35 fighter jet

Russia reportedly secures Su-35 fighter jet contract with Egypt

Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported 18 March that Russia has signed a $2 billion contract for the supply of Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt. Citing two senior defence...
Romanian F-16

Romania to buy additional F-16 fighter jets

Speaking on national television 6 March Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Leş announced that Romania has launched the procedure for the acquisition of an additional 36 F-16 fighter aircraft to replace its obsolete...

Boeing contracted for Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile weapon system integration

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 13 March that The Boeing Company has been awarded a $250 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Long Range Stand-Off Cruise Missile weapon system integration.
Japan Joint Strike Missile

KONGSBERG awarded Joint Strike Missile contract for Japan’s F-35 fighter aircraft

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) announced on 11 March that the company has entered into a contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their...
Russia China Helicopter

China-Russia jointly developed heavy-lift helicopter to be delivered by 2032

Chinese newspaper Global Times reported 10 March that a joint China-Russia developed 40-tonne heavy-lift helicopter is expected to be delivered by 2032. Speaking at a press conference, Wu Ximing,...