Airbus now aims to complete full certification for helicopter air-to-air refuelling with its A400M by late 2021.
Dockyard overhaul continues for USS Helena
Repair, maintenance and modernisation work on the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) will continue for another month, after the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries received an $8.78 million contract modification.
Work is now scheduled for completion in May 2021, the DoD noted on 7 April.
USS Helena was commissioned in 1987. Shephard Defence Insight notes that the USN in 2019 began studying whether to extend the service life of some Los Angeles-class boats by 12 years, bringing their expected service life to 45 years.
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MV-22B landing on the flight deck of a US hospital ship is part of a seven-month period of dynamic tests.
Airbus signs a contract with the Egyptian Air Force for performance-based support of its C295 fleet.
Five second-hand C-130Hs will be supplied to Poland by mid-2024.
Sarcos Defence, a subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics, could be ready to deliver the Guardian DX defence robot as early as Q3 next year.
Babcock International carries on support for CIWS on Royal Navy vessels.