Archive: International

A CH-47F Chinook assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, Photo: New York Army National Guard.

Spain Purchases 17 CH-47F Helicopters For $1.3 Billion

Spain has purchased 17 Boeing’s [BA] CH-47F cargo helicopters with modifications for $1.3 billion, according to a State Department notice. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on April 4. Modifications for the CH-47F helicopters include 21 Common Missile Warning System AN/AAR-57A(V)8, and 42 Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial […]

An F-16V. (Lockheed Martin photo)

State Department Approves $2.9 Billion Deal F-16 And Missile Deal With Slovakia

The State Department has approved a possible $2.9 billion deal with Slovakia for 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V aircraft, missiles and mission systems. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) on April 3. Along with the aircraft, the FMS includes 16  F-16 F110 General Electric [GE] or F100 […]

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General. Photo: NATO

NATO Head To Visit F-35 Factory In U.S.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg plans to visit Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] F-35 Lightning II production plant in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 5 as part of a two-day visit to the United States, the Brussels-based alliance announced April 4. While NATO did not specify a reason for the visit, many of the countries that are […]

Airbus' H160 helicopter. Photo: Airbus.

Airbus Receives First Order In Latin America For H160 Helicopter

Airbus announced its first order in Latin America for the H160, agreeing to a deal for one of the medium utility helicopters with an unnamed Brazilian customer. The deal, announced Tuesday, was signed after a recent H160 flight demonstration in Marignane, France. The customer purchased the helicopter for private and business aviation operations, according to […]

An artist's rendering of the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (Lockheed Martin photo)

NASA Taps Lockheed Martin To Build Quiet Supersonic X-Plane

NASA has awarded a $247.5 million contract to Lockheed Martin [LMT] to finish developing and build an airplane prototype that could someday pave the way for quiet, supersonic passenger jets. Under the contract, announced April 3, the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD) will undergo a critical design review in September 2019 and be assembled at a […]

Canada's new Chinook CH-147F medium-to heavy-lift helicopter landed at the Ottawa International Airport direct from the Boeing plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The CH-147F will continue on to its new home at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa on Thursday where it will eventually be joined by 14 others as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Government of Canada's purchase of these helicopters from Boeing. Photo: Sergeant Paz QuillŽ, Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs Imagery.

Le nouvel hŽlicoptre de transport moyen ˆ lourd Chinook CH-147F a atterri ˆ lÕaŽroport international dÕOttawa directement de lÕusine Boeing de Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, mardi le 25 juin 2013. Le CH-147F continuera son chemin jeudi, vers sa nouvelle demeure ˆ la Base des Forces canadiennes Petawawa, dÕo il sera finalement rejoint par 14 autres hŽlicoptres de Boeing dans le cadre du projet dÕacquisitions de lÕAviation royale canadienne et du gouvernement du Canada.

Photo: Sergent Paz QuillŽ, Imagerie des affaires publiques, Aviation royale canadienne.

Canada Adds $313 Million To Boeing Contract For Chinook Helicopter Logistics Support

Canada has agreed to a new $313 million contract amendment with Boeing [BA] to continue providing full systems logistics and engineering support for its Air Force’s fleet of CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The fixed-price amendment, announced Tuesday, has been added to an existing 20-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract between the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and […]

Poland President Andrzej Duda gives an adress after the Defense Minister signs a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to buy the patriot air and missile defense system. (Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Poland.)

Poland And U.S. Sign $4.75 Billion Agreement For Patriot Missile Defenses

Poland signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to buy Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system, interceptors, and a battle management system for upward of $4.75 billion during an event on Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the LOA with President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, National Security Bureau head […]

The first Republic of Korea F-35A makes its public debut in a special ceremony at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, March 28. Lockheed Martin photo by Alex Groves (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics)

Lockheed Martin Unveils South Korea’s First F-35

The first of 40 F-35A Lightning IIs that are being built for South Korea made its public debut March 28 during a rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] fighter jet plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant will be sent to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, where Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) pilots […]

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo by Lockheed Martin.

UK Eyes Cutting F-35 Sustainment Costs

The United Kingdom is looking for ways to drive down the cost of operating and sustaining its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet now that the program is transitioning from its initial development phase to significant production quantities, a UK defense official said March 27. “We must maintain an absolutely laser-like focus on keeping those costs […]

A Tornado GR4 fitted with the Brimstone missile. (Photo: MBDA)

MBDA Wins $566 Million U.K. Contract To Extend Brimstone Missile Life Past 2030

The United Kingdom awarded MBDA a $566 million contract to extend the service life of the Brimstone air-to-surface missile through the capability sustainment program (CSP), the company said Tuesday. Through the CSP effort, MBDA will build new Brimstone air-to-surface missiles for U.K. Armed Forces to replenish the military’s inventory. The company noted this effort is […]