AFSOC has an eye on the future with plans to test an amphibious MC-130J and acquire high-speed VTOL aircraft.
Finland’s HX contest heats up as final offers arrive
Finland has moved a significant step closer to selecting an aircraft under its €9.4 billion ($11.4 billion) HX fighter competition after receiving best and final offers from five bidders.
Those offers arrived on 29 April from France (Rafale), Sweden (Gripen E and GlobalEye), the UK (Eurofighter Typhoon), and the US (F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block III and EA-18G Growler on behalf of Boeing and the F-35A from Lockheed Martin).
Helsinki has always made clear to industry that HX considerations and assessments are based on four specific areas: multirole fighter capabilities; security of supply; industrial participation; and costs. …
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