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ROK Retires the Last F-4 Phantom Fighter-Bombers
Air

ROK Retires the Last F-4 Phantom Fighter-Bombers

ROKAF has retired its remaining F-4E Phantom fighter-bombers jet with a final flight ceremony in Suwon Air Base.

RNLAF F-35s to Take Over Nuclear Role from F-16
Air

RNLAF F-35s to Take Over Nuclear Role from F-16

The Netherlands’ Defence Ministry announced that the F-35 would replace the F-16 in the RNLAF nuclear role within NATO.

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters
Air

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters

Boeing has offered Poland two squadrons of F-15EX Eagle II strike fighters alongside industrial cooperation.

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One
Air Bilateral Relations

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One

Germany has announced that the F-35A Lightning II jets it will acquire will be manufactured at the U.S. production line, not from the Italian production line.

Poland Acquires 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER
Weapon / Missile

Poland Acquires 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER

The State Department has approved a $1.275 billion FMS for Poland, including 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER.

The Netherlands Acquires AGM-88G AARGM-ER for $700 million
Weapon / Missile

The Netherlands Acquires AGM-88G AARGM-ER for $700 million

The State Department approved an FMS to the Netherlands for 265 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles -Extended Range (AGM-88G) at a cost of $700 million.

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets
Air

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets

The Chief of Staff of the Portuguese Air Force confirmed that Portugal is in the process of replacing F-16Ms with modern F-35 aircraft.

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion
Air Logistics

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) reports that F-35 aircraft sustainment costs to reach $2 trillion while operational availability decreases.

F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two
Air Modernisation

F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two

Turkiye’s F-16 Modernisation programme with the U.S. is currently under discussion. Two institutions will share the workload to upgrade 79 F-16 jets to Block 70 level.

Aside F-16, Turkiye is still Interested in Eurofighter
Air

Aside F-16, Turkiye is still Interested in Eurofighter

Turkiye is still interested in the Eurofighter Typhoon despite progress in purchasing F-16 Vipers from the U.S.

Greece may have asked for 12 F-35A
Air Weapon / Missile Ammunition

Greece may have asked for 12 F-35A

DSCA announced the Greek F-35A acquisition plan for 40 aircraft with an approximately $ 8 billion budget. The actual plan might be for 12 stealth aircraft.

Czech Republic Acquires 24 F-35A Units
Air

Czech Republic Acquires 24 F-35A Units

Czech Republic signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) formalizing its intention to purchase 24 F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

Thai Air Force Seeks Budget For New Fighters
Air

Thai Air Force Seeks Budget For New Fighters

Thai Air Force is pursuing a $538 million budget from the state budget to replace ageing fighter jets with new ones.

Greece Set to Buy 40 F-35A for $8.6 Billion
Air

Greece Set to Buy 40 F-35A for $8.6 Billion

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Greece of F-35 CTOL aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $8.6 billion.