Category: Defence

UK to spend US$2bn upgrading its Chinooks

The UK Ministry of Defence has approved a £1.4 billion ($2.5 billion) contract to modernise the Armed Force’s Chinook fleet over the next 10 years.

British F-35s to join fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria

The largest ever fleet of F-35 fighter jets to be deployed aboard an aircraft carrier has been tasked with supporting the global fight against Daesh. The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) will operate a fleet of F-35B Lightning fighter jets in support of Operation […]

Honeywell, GKN Aerospace sign agreement for F-35 maintenance

GKN Aerospace is expected to support Honeywell with repairs and maintenance on the wheel and brake systems throughout the life of the deal. It is hoped that the logistical benefits of the deal will reduce the F-35 operating costs.

Airbus A400M passes helicopter air-to-air refuelling test

European planemaker Airbus’ Defence and Space division is one step closer to securing air-to-air refuelling certification for its A400M military transport aircraft. The Airbus A400M airlifter has now completed the majority of its development and certification objectives for its air-to-air refuelling certification campaign following a successful demonstration. Airbus Defence and Space aims to secure full […]

First of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk surveillance drones takes flight

The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have completed inaugural flight tests ahead of their delivery to Japan. Defence prime Northrop Grumman announced it successfully completed the first test flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk last Wednesday (15 April). The UAV was procured by the Japanese Ministry of Defence in 2014, and is expected to […]

Air Force One project again embroiled in lawsuit

GDC Technics, a subcontractor hired by Boeing to complete the interior fitout on the new Air Force One aircraft, has filed a countersuit against Boeing seeking over $20 million, after the US planemaker cancelled its contract and launched its own suit. Earlier this month, World of Aviation reported that Boeing cancelled its contract and filed […]

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