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Northrop Grumman to unveil B-21 Raider stealth bomber

Northrop Grumman will unveil the B-21 Raider strategic stealth bomber during the first week of December at the company’s Palmdale, California facility. “The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is a...

Switzerland joins F-35 programme

Swiss National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger and the Swiss F-35A Program Manager Darko Savic signed a procurement contract on 19 September for the delivery of 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter aircraft. The deal is valued at...

Saab receives support contract for South African Gripens

Swedish defence company Saab has received a support contract for the service, repair and maintenance of the South African Air Force´s Gripen C/D fighter aircraft. The order value is SEK 333 million ($31 million)...

Brazilian armed forces acquire Airbus H125 helicopters

The Brazilian armed forces have acquired 27 Airbus H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force. The single-engine H125 helicopters were ordered through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating...

Greece takes delivery of upgraded F-16s

The Hellenic Air Force has taken delivery of the first upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States as part of Greece's $1.5 billion fighter modernisation programme. Two upgraded F-16 fighters arrived at the Tanagra...

Poland selects AH-64E Apache

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on 8 September that Poland has selected Boeing's AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter for its new attack helicopter fleet. The Government of Poland plans to acquire a total of...

Qatar receives first Typhoon fighter aircraft

The first Typhoon fighter aircraft was delivered to the Qatar Armed Forces on 15 August at a ceremony held at a BAE Systems facility in Warton, Lancashire. The event marks a major milestone in the...

Poland orders 32 AW149 helicopters from Leonardo

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on 1 July that Poland has signed a contract worth 8.25 billion złotys ($1.83 billion) to purchase 32 multi-role AW149 helicopters from Italian defence company Leonardo. The AW149 helicopters...
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