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German Chinooks to be powered by Honeywell T55 engines

Honeywell Aerospace Technologies announced that it has secured a contract to provide 105 T55-GA-714A engines to support Germany’s acquisition of its first fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters. “The German army’s selection of the CH-47F Chinook...

US Army cancels Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme

The US Army announced on Thursday that it would no longer pursue the development of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), a next-generation scout helicopter, after investing approximately $2 billion in the programme. The FARA...

Czech Republic signs deal for 24 F-35 aircraft

The government of the Czech Republic has officially decided to acquire 24 Lockheed Martin 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, as confirmed by the company. The Czech Air Force will receive its first...

France orders additional Rafale fighter aircraft

In late December 2023, Dassault Aviation received an order from the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for an additional 42 Rafale combat aircraft for the French Air Force (AAE). “On behalf of Dassault Aviation and...

Spain orders 16 Airbus C295 for maritime patrol and surveillance

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has recently placed an order for 16 Airbus C295 aircraft, specifically designed for Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) purposes. The total value of the contract...

UK, Japan and Italy sign stealth fighter programme treaty

The defence ministers of the UK, Japan and Italy announced that the three countries have signed an international treaty to establish a programme for developing an advanced fighter aircraft. This agreement comes a year after...

Germany signs contract for up to 82 Airbus H145M helicopters

The German Bundeswehr has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to buy up to 82 H145M multi-role helicopters, which includes 62 confirmed orders and 20 options. This is the biggest order ever placed for...

Boeing secures contract to supply additional Chinooks for US special operations

The US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) has awarded Boeing a contract worth $271 million to produce six remanufactured MH-47G Block II helicopters. This is part of the US Army's modernization efforts and...