The delivery of the RQ-4B Global Hawk to Japan will equip the country with intelligence gathering and threat monitoring capabilities.
Pratt & Whitney proposes F100 for F-15EX
‘The F100 engine has powered every operational F-15 in the USAF fleet since its first flight in 1972,’ Pratt & Whitney announced on 7 April, adding that the engine has logged more than 28 million flight hours worldwide with 23 air forces.
The USAF issued an RfP in February 2021 for procurement of up to 461 F-15EX engines in an open tender.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the F100-PW-229 already powers the F-15E Strike Eagle and several F-16 variants.
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The USAF now has a pair of Lot 1 production F-15EX multirole fighters in place for flight tests.
Vertex provides contractor logistics support for US strategic airborne command post.
The latest two-year contract option for Switchblade also includes the first approved FMS export of Switchblade 300 to a US ally.
Singapore's fleet of aerial refuelling tankers is up and running, although the RSAF continues to improve the autonomy of its tanking missions.
Modification to FMS for France includes procurement of long-lead items for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.