Six NATO Allies announced their readiness to work together in developing and fielding follow-on solutions for their existing maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.
The Secretary General said the four recently deployed battlegroups send a powerful message to Russia that NATO stands as one.
Leonardo has signed contracts worth more than £100 million with Airbus to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets.
The M-346FA is, Leonardo claim, a light fighter aircraft capable of carrying out operational missions at far lower costs than those of front-line fighters.
Saab have completed a successful first flight of what they're calling the 'next generation smart fighter', Gripen E.