Turkey may be selling the Hürkuş-C light attack aircraft abroad for the first time but Western sanctions pose problems for exporters.
India belatedly receives ninth Neptune
The Indian Navy on 17 November received its ninth P-8I Neptune long-range maritime reconnaissance and ASW aircraft.
This aircraft was scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy in July, but delivery was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India has three other P-8Is on order from manufacturer Boeing. These aircraft will be handed over in 2021. In June 2019, according to Shephard Defence Insight, the US cleared the potential sale of ten more P-8Is for INR22,500 crore ($3.2 billion).
Since the first aircraft entered service with the Indian Navy in 2013, the P-8I fleet has clocked up more than 25,000 flight hours, according to Boeing. The aircraft are currently employed on surveillance missions over the Ladakh region, which is the scene of continuing military tension between China and India.
Support from Boeing for the P-8I fleet, as part of a deal signed in 2019, includes construction of a Training Support and Data Handling Centre at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu, plus a secondary centre at the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology in Kochi.
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Tripartite agreement sets Phase 1B of NGWS/FCAS in motion.
Public Services and Procurement Canada has signed a contract for the maintenance of King Air 350ER aircraft with Team CERTAS.
Serbia is receiving MiG-29s from Belarus while the Balkan country also upgrades its existing fleet of seven single-seater MiG-29s.
The Nigerian Air Force has not ordered 24 light attack aircraft, says Leonardo.
Two dozen Su-30SM2 fighters will be delivered to the Russian Navy by late 2022, mainly to the Kaliningrad Oblast where they will replace ageing Su-27s.