PREMIUM: US Army takes mixed-fleet FTUAS buy into consideration
The US Army has just wrapped up almost a year's worth of FTUAS testing and is looking ahead to a formal acquisition. It could see fit to buy more than one aircraft type currently under consideration.
PREMIUM: Poland redrafts Kruk helicopter plan but quantity remains undecided
Poland has again changed its Kruk attack helicopter programme, with a handful of key decisions still to be made before a manufacturer can be selected to produce new aircraft.
PREMIUM: Northrop Grumman seeks role in new US Army JADC2 demo
Northrop Grumman wants to extend existing JADC2 links with the US Army by supporting EDGE 21.
PREMIUM: Lockheed Martin confirms Texan storm caused F-35 production closure
The main F-35 production line was forced to close for a day to ensure employee safety, as Lockheed Martin continues to wait for the US DoD to approve full-rate production for the aircraft.
19th February 2021
Contrary to past reports linking Australia to interest in an order for HH-60W combat helicopters, there is no such connection, according to the country's Department of Defence.
16th February 2021
The Swedish MoD has revealed a new offer to Finland, which it hopes will help to land a lucrative HX fighter contract.
12th February 2021
Airbus has had its say on demonstrator developments concerning FCAS.
11th February 2021
A collaboration between Northrop Grumman and Ultra Electronics could hold the key to new ASW capabilities for the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV.
9th February 2021
As a search for successors to MH-60 and MQ-8 aircraft under the US Navy's Future Vertical Lift Maritime Strike effort begins in earnest, attention turns to which new systems could compete for programme spoils.
5th February 2021
Leonardo hopes to build on a modest AW159 Wildcat export order record as it pursues 'multiple opportunities' across Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
2nd February 2021
Will a deal for F-35 jets and MQ-9 drones to the UAE come to pass?
29th January 2021
Competitors involved in the Finnish HX fighter acquisition programme have been issued with best and final offer requests, ahead of a contract award for one lucky manufacturer before the end of 2021.
27th January 2021
In an odd twist, Callen-Lenz has been omitted from Team Mosquito — the industry collaboration contracted to design and manufacture a low-cost, 'loyal wingman' type UAV for the RAF.
25th January 2021
A modified version of the SB>1 Defiant could become the US Army's next long range assault helicopter.
21st January 2021
Publication of the Integrated Review should provide a clear idea of how the UK will renew medium-lift rotary capabilities — but it has opted not to rely on US support.
20th January 2021
Test progress on Falco Xplorer has been restricted by COVID-19 but Leonardo remains focused on obtaining military certification for the MALE UAV.
19th January 2021
Links between China and repurposed Boeing 737 aircraft are not thought to represent a national security threat for the UK, despite a national newspaper suggesting otherwise.
15th January 2021
A review into the procedures that led to the cancellation of Germany's heavy-lift helicopter tender could prompt decision-makers to restart the competition and foil plans to complete a FMS.
14th January 2021
Despite the UK's Export Control Joint Unit attempting to clear a licence application backlog, hundreds have been held up.
8th January 2021
The prospect of Israel buying more F-35 aircraft could lead to business growth for IAI – but political uncertainty could scupper this and other plans.
7th January 2021
A key milestone for the UK's Future Combat Air System programme has not yet been met.
21st December 2020
A new FLRAA draft RfP signals the US Army is making steady progress with a key FVL programme.
18th December 2020
After cancelling a long-running heavy-lift helicopter tender process, Germany is weighing up new solutions to help get the programme back on track.
17th December 2020
Despite discussions between the UK MoD and Lockheed Martin UK to assess driving costs of the F-35B programme down, the two have not talked about how to resolve a multibillion pound funding gap troubling acquisition plans.