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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...

Canada selects the F-35

The Government of Canada announced 28 March that it will now enter into the finalization phase of the procurement process with the top-ranked bidder, the United States government and Lockheed Martin, for the F-35...

Boeing and Airbus to partner on German H-47 Chinook

Airbus announced on 25 March that Boeing and Airbus Helicopters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on the H-47 Chinook in support of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirements. Mark Cherry,...

Germany to purchase F-35 jets

The German government announced on 14 March that it will purchase 35 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter aircraft to replace its aging Tornado fleet. German Defence Secretary Christine Lambrecht decided to procure the F-35...

“High risk” transfer of Polish MiG-29 jets to Ukraine rejected

The proposal by the Polish government to transfer its entire fleet of MiG-29 combat aircraft to Ukraine was rejected by the U.S. on the grounds that it was too "high risk" and had the...

RAF F-35 Lightnings deploy to Estonia

F-35B Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham have arrived at Amari airbase in Estonia to carry out NATO enhanced Vigilance Activity. This activity provides air policing of NATO airspace, further contributing to the security of Europe....

Australia considering replacing MRH90 fleet with Black Hawks

The Australian Government has formally requested advice from the United States Government on the acquisition of up to 40 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to replace the troubled MRH90 Taipan fleet. The MRH90 Taipan is currently...

Finland orders 64 F-35 fighter jets to replace Hornet fleet

The Government of Finland announced 10 December that it has authorised the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command to sign a procurement contract with the Government of the United States for 64 Lockheed Martin F-35A...