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Saab Grintek Defence to Develop EW System for Gripen NG

Saab’s local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd., has been chosen to develop and manufacture parts for the Electronic Warfare (EW) System for Gripen E for Sweden. Development work, including prototype manufacturing,...

Greece Requests P-3B Aircraft Overhaul and Upgrade

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated...

Austrian Eurofighter stuck at Innsbruck airport

A Eurofighter from the Austrian Air Force remain grounded at Innsbruck airport after making an emergency landing there a week ago. The jet was on a mission to escort a foreign military aircraft through...

Army Propels Next Generation Helicopter Program Forward

The U.S. Army is immersed in testing with two industry teams contracted to develop and build a fuel-efficient, high-speed, next-generation medium-lift helicopter to enter service by 2030. The service’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator, or...

Meet USN’s equivalent of Skunk Works: AIRWorks

The U.S. Navy now has an advance projects group modeled on Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works and Boeing’s Phantom Works. Although formally launched this month, AIRWorks has completed bulletproofing the V-22 and integrating the Advanced...

USAF F-15D crash in U.K.

The U.S. Air Force lost an F-15D when one came down in a field off Broad Gate, Weston Hills, Britain on Oct. 8. Pictures of the crash site in the source. The pilot ejected...

Russian firms looking to boost business with China

Key Points Russia’s aerospace industry is planning a major push at next month’s Air Show China in Zhuhai Russia’s pariah status in relation to its interventions in Ukraine is forcing Moscow to consider relinquishing...

Update: US approves JASSM sale to Poland

The US Congress approved the sale to Poland of up to 40 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) and Polish Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft upgrades on 2 October. Poland had requested...

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