23 September 2021
by Jean-Marc Tanguy
France continues to raise defence spending, which will reach EUR40.9 billion (nearly USD48 billion) in 2022, a EUR1.7 billion increase on 2021.
The breakdown of the draft budget approved by the Council of Ministers on 22 September will be EUR23.7 billion for equipment, EUR12.6 billion for salaries, and EUR4.6 billion for operating costs. In addition, EUR1.2 billion will be set aside for overseas operations, mainly ‘Barkhane' in Africa.
27 March 2023
by Zach Rosenberg
A Northrop Grumman MQ-8C aboard the USS Jason Dunham in 2021. (Northrop Grumman)
Despite the US Navy's (USN's) recent cuts, entirely divesting the MQ-8B and cutting the follow-on MQ-8C fleet to eight operational helicopters, Northrop Grumman anticipates a bright future for the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
21 March 2023
by Zach Rosenberg
The T901-GE-900 prototype engine installed at General Electric's test facility. (General Electric)
Delivery of the General Electric T901 engine to the US Army is now scheduled for boreal fall of 2023, General Electric said in a statement, delayed from spring 2023.
The delivery has been delayed several times; the spring 2023 date was a delay from a then-projected November 2022 delivery.
20 March 2023
by Gareth Jennings
NHI has sold 597 NH90s to 14 different customers, including most lately Qatar (pictured). While the programme has been a success in terms of sales, some customers have complained of poor availability in particular. (NHIndustries)
Airbus is convinced it has the proper structures in place to enhance the user experience of the NHIndustries (NHI) NH90 helicopter, although the results have not yet manifested themselves, a senior official said on 17 March.
Speaking at the handover of the 500th NH90 to the international programme, Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even told Janes
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