• Netherlands commits to first operational F-35s

    The Netherlands announced on 15 December that it will sign a contract in April 2015 for an initial eight Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs). In total the Netherlands is planning to buy 37 F-35s, with the first of the eight initial aircraft expected to enter service in

  • UK contracts for additional Phalanx Block 1B buy

    Key Points UK contracts Babcock to deliver four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS upgrade kits and their embodiment on four Land Phalanx weapons systems being returned to original marinised configuration for the Royal Navy Three of the four systems are destined for new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

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    Key Points The Mexican Navy is to receive five more UH-60Ms Mexico's navy, air force and federal police all operate the UH-60M Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a USD56.4 million contract modification for five more uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Mexican Navy (Armada de

  • South Korea signs Global Hawk deal for 2017-2019 delivery

    Key Points A USD657.4 FMS deal will provide South Korea with four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawks The aircraft is the first step in the country's development of an independent ISR capability South Korea has signed a USD657.4 million Foreign Military Sales contract for four Northrop Grumman RQ-4B

  • Brazil plans to expand submarine fleet

    Key Points The Brazilian Navy confirmed long-term plans to build 15 diesel-electric propulsion and six nuclear-powered boats The navy has completed construction of the main facility for the submarine development programme, the facility at which an initial batch of conventional and nuclear boats

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  • German Typhoons not subject to Russian aggression

    The German Air Force (GAF) is not seeing a more confrontational attitude from Russian pilots it is intercepting over the Baltic region, despite concerns being raised by Western leaders of increased aggression over recent weeks. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Air Base, Estonia, on 17

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