Leonardo awarded £158m contract by UK to upgrade NATO electronic warfare training

Leonardo has signed a contract worth approximately £158m to provide new electronic warfare training equipment for the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS).

UK pays $2.3m for upgrade of Tomahawk weapons control software

Lockheed Martin has been awarded $10.9 million for the management, sustainment, and upgrade of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System software product baseline and the required system and software documentation for the US Navy and the Royal Navy.

Merlin fleet clocks up combined 23 years of service

The Merlin helicopter fleet has clocked up 200,000 flying hours, say the Royal Navy.

Saab offers Gripen E to Switzerland

Supported by the Swedish government, Saab has submitted its proposal for the Gripen E in response to the Swiss New Fighter Aircraft procurement to armasuisse, the Swiss defence procurement agency.

V-280 Valor reaches namesake cruising speed of 280 knots

The Bell V-280 Valor successfully achieved its namesake optimal cruise speed of 280 knots, say Bell.

NATO invests in Albanian defence capabilities with air base upgrade

General Tod D. Wolters, Commander Allied Air Command, conducted a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony at the Albanian Ministry of Defence in Tirana starting off a NATO security investment into Albania’s Kuçova Air Base, say NATO.

Boeing delivers first two KC-46A Pegasus tankers to US Air Force

The first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett’s Paine Field last week for McConnell Air Force Base, where the 22nd Air Refueling Wing was the first unit to receive the tankers.

Puma helicopters power through Afghan winter

Puma helicopters deployed to Afghanistan have continued to operate 'despite the challenges the aircrew face from the Afghan winter, snow and mountainous terrain', say the Royal Air Force.

Red Arrows to tour the USA and Canada

The Red Arrows will fly to North America for the Western Hawk 19 tour and will travel across two nations with 'a view to promoting trade and co-operation', say the Royal Air Force.

Airbase set to become the first to be powered by green electricity

RAF Marham in Norfolk is set to become the first British military base to run almost entirely on green energy after the Ministry of Defence finalised a power purchase deal with a nearby biogas plant.

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