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Airbus Helicopters pulls out of Polish naval helo programme

Airbus Helicopters has withdrawn from Poland’s naval helicopter acquisition, citing the combination of offsets and small size of the procurement programme as being behind the decision. A company spokesperson confirmed the move to Jane’s...

Poland orders eight Orlik unmanned aerial systems

On 30 November, Poland’s Armament Inspectorate signed a PLN780 million (USD205 million) contract with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (Polish Armaments Group: PGZ) for the delivery of eight Orlik unmanned aerial tactical short-range reconnaissance systems with...

Almaz-Antey details new Viking air-defence system

Russian air-defence systems manufacturer Almaz-Antey has disclosed detail of the new export variant of its Buk-M3 (SA-11, NATO: Gadfly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system: the 9K317E Viking system. According to the company, the 9K317E Viking...

New frigate joins Iranian navy

The frigate Sahand officially joined the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) during a ceremony held at the main naval base at Bandar Abbas on 1 December, more than five years after it was...

Portugal announces updated military programming law

The Portuguese government has approved an updated military programming law, which must be voted on by parliament, the Ministry of National Defence (MND) told Jane’s on 29 November. Covering 2019─30, the document replaces the...

USMC seeks HMCS for Harrier II+ aircraft

The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to upgrade a number of its McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II+ combat aircraft with a helmet-mounted cueing system (HMCS) for the pilot. The planned upgrade, which was disclosed in...

​Airbus and Lockheed team for US tanker services

Airbus and Lockheed Martin have signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly “explore opportunities” in the US aerial refuelling market, eight years after the European airframer lost out to rival Boeing in a bid...

First flight for upgraded C-27J

Leonardo’s aircraft division has performed the first flight of its C-27J transport in a new baseline configuration. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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