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November 17, 2020, 12:47 PM

Hungary Signs for Two KC-390 Tanker/Transports

The KC-390s will provide tactical transport, refueling for Gripen fighters, and medical evacuation capability.

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Diamond Dart-550
Nov 4, 2020 - 12:34 PM
The Belgian Air Force is looking for a new basic trainer to replace its SIAI-Marchetti SF-260s.
CH-53K
Oct 29, 2020 - 5:26 AM
Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky have landed $730 million of new work in one day through Navair contracts for 10 new “Romeo” and King Stallion helicopters.
Airbus H145 Ecuador
Oct 27, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Following an unhappy experience with the Dhruv, the FAE is receiving H145s equipped for military, search and rescue, and disaster relief operations.
Genesys Aerosystems
Oct 23, 2020 - 9:05 AM
The FAA has approved an STC for a Genesys Aerosystems avionics suite upgrade for the Black Hawk helicopter.
AGM-84H SLAM-ER
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:38 PM
The long-range missile and multi-spectral reconnaissance pod would both enhance Taiwan’s ability to conduct operations against mainland China.
Airbus AFJT
Oct 22, 2020 - 5:52 AM
The new advanced trainer is initially aimed at a Spanish air force requirement for a lead-in fighter trainer.
Tempest FCAS
Oct 18, 2020 - 3:42 AM
The team tasked with engineering the UK’s FCAS are concentrating on technology and capability development ahead of finalizing platform design.
JAS 39C Gripen
Oct 16, 2020 - 10:21 AM
Sweden’s government is planning a major increase in the defense budget that will see the air force keeping JAS 39Cs in service for at least a decade.
North Korea ICBM
Oct 14, 2020 - 6:04 AM
Japan’s Self-Defense Force is requesting funding to increase the effectiveness of its air defenses in the light of North Korea bolstering its firepower.
NH90 FS
Oct 13, 2020 - 6:05 AM
The final ten NH90 TTHs helicopters on order for the French army will be delivered to a new standard optimized for special forces support.