Military & Defense

Airbus signs Declaration of Intent with A400M launch customer nations

Airbus has signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) with the A400M Launch Customer Nations (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Luxemburg) defining the framework for achieving a mutually binding contract amendment later in the year. Airbus, European defence agency OCCAR and the Customer Nations have agreed to work on a number of contractual elements …

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French Air Force’ C-130H logistics contract awarded to Sabena Technics

Sabena technics has been selected by the French Ministry of Defense’ maintenance service (SIAé) for the supply of spare parts and component as part of the logistical support of the French Army’s C-130H aircraft fleet. Within the terms of this seven-year contract, Sabena technics will be in charge of the provision of an initial stock, …

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Airbus delivers latest Standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the Spanish Air Force the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall …

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First Tiger HAD retrofit delivered to French Army Aviation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). This retrofit from the HAP to the HAD version involves performing over 100 airframe modifications and installing over 1500 new parts and 250 …

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Embraer KC-390 achieves initial operational capability

The new Embraer KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet completed a relevant milestone December 20, with Embraer demonstrating to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the …

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Boeing to modernize six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021.The upgrade to a common …

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