Winds of change in the Fighter market

Andrew Hunter - Very little stirs the blood in defence quite like a good fighter competition. Fighters are glamorous, eye-catching, and expensive. They are...

U.S. Government approves release of Boeing EA-18G Growler to Finland

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been...

Aerostar Moves Military MRO from Mig-21 to F-16

David Oliver - Romania’s leading MRO provider Aerostar is planning to transform its military business that in 2017 amounted to only 17 percent of...

Safran and MTU Aero Engines join forces for the next-gen European...

In the presence of the French and German Ministers of Defense, respectively Florence Parly and Ursula von der Leyen, Safran and MTU Aero Engines officially...

Rafale F4 launched

Jon Lake - On 14 January 2019, the French government signed a $2.26 billion (€2 billion) contract with Dassault Aviation for a batch of...

RAF Typhoons Carry Brimstone Over Syria

Jon Lake - The RAF’s Typhoon Force has flown its first operational sortie carrying the new-to-Typhoon MBDA Brimstone 2 precision attack missile. On 30 January, Air...

RAF Tornado Bows Out

Jon Lake - On 31 January 2019, the RAF Tornado Force flew its final operational sortie on Operation Shader - the UK element of the...

Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Contract to Deliver 12 A-29s...

Embraer Defense & Security and its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft...

Four generations of strike fighters?

When UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that the RAF’s F-35Bs were ready to deploy, having attained initial operating capability (IOC), he did so...

First Tranche of 18 F-35B’s for UK Nears Completion

Jon Lake - In mid-November the UK took delivery of its 17th Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning aircraft. The aircraft was the penultimate aircraft in...

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Capability Overlaps in Sweden’s A19, A26 Submarines Reduce Programme Risks

Dr. Lee Willett, UDT, Stockholm - Commonality in capability for the Royal Swedish Navy’s (RSwN’s) two current submarine programmes is helping de-risk both programmes while...

Swedish Navy Chief Aims to Grow Submarine Numbers Amongst Near-term Programme...

Dr. Lee Willett, Undersea Defence Technology conference 2019, Stockholm - Sweden’s navy chief has set out his service’s programme priorities for the 2019-30 period,...

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