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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...

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...

Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules deploy to Prestwick for Exercise Tartan Spirit

Two Royal Air Force (RAF) C-130J Hercules aircraft arrived at Prestwick Airport on 2 May for the biannual Exercise Tartan Spirit which will run from 3-9 May and will see aircrews conduct a range of...

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 Gutiérrez, Head of Military Aircraft at...
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