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Saab and FMV sign contract for new Gripen launch system

Swedish defence company Saab announced 26 April that it has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the development and integration of a new launch system for Gripen C/D and...

Serbia considers purchase of 12 Rafale fighters

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced on 11 April that Serbia plans to acquire 12 Dassault Rafale multirole fighter jets from France. Military experts in the West see this as a sign that Belgrade is...

Germany to arm Heron TP drones

The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 6 April that funding has been approved for the arming of the Heron TP drones operated by the German Air Force. 150 million euros ($163.53 million) has...

Qatar takes delivery of NH90 NFH helicopters

The Qatar Emiri Air Force took delivery of its first two NH90 NFH naval helicopters from Leonardo the company announced on 7 April. The NH90s were delivered from Leonardo’s Venice Tessera final assembly line. Qatar...

First serial production Gripen E fighters arrive in Brazil

The first two serial production Gripen E fighters, called F-39 Gripen by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), arrived in Brazil on 1 April at the port of Navegantes, and completed their first flight in...

Russian Su-35S downed over Ukraine

Images of a downed Russian Sukhoi Su-35S (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) were posted on social media accounts on 3 April. The aircraft went down near the city of Izium in Kharkiv Oblast, eastern Ukraine. Operated by...

France successfully tests improved ASMPA nuclear missile

France's Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) announced on 23 March that the successful qualification firing of the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée Amélioré (ASMPA) air-launched cruise missile from a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft had been carried...

US deploying EA-18G Growler aircraft to Germany

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby announced 28 March that six U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state are on their way to Europe and are...