Thursday, January 21, 2021

Aviation

Lockheed Martin nabs $1.28 billion for global F-35 fleet support

The F-35 Joint Program Office handed out a whopping $1.28 billion in contract to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30, 2021. The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin announced an  Undefinitized...

British F-35 fighters to get miniature cruise missiles

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has announced that the UK Ministry of Defence has contracted MBDA to supply the miniature, cruise missile system for F-35 fighter jets. Missile specialist MBDA has received a contract valued at $746 million for the...

U.S Air Force MC-130J spec ops transport practice formation flying in Japan

The U.S. Air Force has announced that a group of its MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducted a formation flying demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan. According to a recent service news release,  the 353rd Special Operations Group conducted...

U.S. military convert C-17 transport aircraft into mobile vaccination clinic

The U.S. Air National Guard has converted one of its C-17 Globemaster III airlifter into mobile vaccination clinic. On Thursday, the Air National Guard press release said that the C-17 aircraft, operated by 154th Wing Airmen, was modified...

India to buy 56 C295 transport aircraft in $2.5 billion contract

The Indian government reportedly will spend $2.5 billion to purchase C295 tactical transport aircraft from Airbus Defense, multiple news outlets reported. On Tuesday, Hindustan Times has reported that Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)...

Israel and Greece sign biggest defense agreement

On Tuesday, the Israeli Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Israel and Greece have signed the biggest defense agreement. Following an international tender, the Greek Government approved the Israel MoD’s bidding win to establish a flight academy for...

Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft

Royal Australian Air Force will expand its P-8A Poseidon fleet with two new multi-mission maritime aircraft, according to Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC. Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with Australia set...

Boeing receives $21.6 million for support conversion of Saudi F-15S fighters

The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted American plane-maker Boeing for support conversion of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S into an F-15SA fighter aircraft. The contract, announced on Monday, calls for support for the conversion of the...

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U.S. Air Force seriously discusses F-16 order

Last week, U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract for the maintenance of F-16 fighter aircraft but later some sources reported that...

China develops multiple rocket launcher that hides in container

A Chinese company has developed the new multiple rocket launcher with cruise missiles and unitary rockets that hide in a container. The new container missile system will display at the...