The UK orders 13 more MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAVs from General Atomics for the RAF, despite criticism over the cost of the programme.
France proceeds alone with enhanced NH90
Only the French Army has decided to acquire a highly capable version of the NH90 helicopter for its special forces, as decided by defence minister Florence Parly in November 2020 during a meeting devoted to the programme.
French SOF will operate 10 NH90 TTH troop transport helicopters from 2025 with new digital technologies, under a production contract from the NATO Helicopter Management Agency.
The deal with NHIndustries and its partner companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) is worth an undisclosed sum.
The 10 NH90 TTHs had previously been ordered by French procurement agency DGA but they will now be produced ...
OEM Boeing gains another order related to weapon systems integration on USN F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.
Aerovironment has delivered its Puma 3 AE systems to the USAF, while the delivery of its Raven systems is to follow later in the year.
Vincorion to supply rescue hoist systems.
DGA orders new helmet-mounted pilot sights and multifunction displays from Thales for Rafale multirole fighters.
EU-funded programme seeks to find new countermeasures for aircraft.