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The team tasked with engineering the UK’s FCAS are concentrating on technology and capability development ahead of finalizing platform design.
Sweden’s government is planning a major increase in the defense budget that will see the air force keeping JAS 39Cs in service for at least a decade.
Japan’s Self-Defense Force is requesting funding to increase the effectiveness of its air defenses in the light of North Korea bolstering its firepower.
The final ten NH90 TTHs helicopters on order for the French army will be delivered to a new standard optimized for special forces support.
The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is currently at sea in Europe’s largest exercise, with UK and U.S. Marine Corps F-35B fighters on board.
With its purchase of Cobham’s Aviation Services division, Draken has gained a foothold in the European contractorized training services market.
Although it may face further political opposition, Switzerland’s new fighter procurement has received public approval, albeit by a slim margin.
The latest order comes as a result of Luxembourg deciding to expand its participation in the program by 1,000 hours annually.
Having previously signaled its intentions to acquire T-6s for the training role, the Royal Thai Air Force has firmed up its acquisition.
The first of 36 F-39 Gripen E/Fs for the Brazilian air force has been delivered for trials at the Gripen Flight Test Center at Gavião Pexioto.