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Portugal Shows "Unofficial" Interest in F-35A
Air

Portugal Shows "Unofficial" Interest in F-35A

Even though it’s just a vision, the Portuguese Air Force is interested in F-35 fighter jets replacing the F-16.

LM to Prepare Spanish Navy’s MH-60 Romeo Submarine Hunters
Air Navy / Maritime

LM to Prepare Spanish Navy’s MH-60 Romeo Submarine Hunters

The Spanish Navy has ordered eight Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks for its anti-submarine (ASW) helicopter fleet. Lockheed Martin will manufacture helicopters.

Lockheed Martin Prepares an Alternative to Aegis
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Lockheed Martin Prepares an Alternative to Aegis

U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $23 million contract to Lockheed Martin for an Integrated Combat System (ICS) common to the Navy and Coast Guard fleets.

Poland to Pay $389 million for F-16 Sustainment
Air Logistics

Poland to Pay $389 million for F-16 Sustainment

The U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Poland of F-16 Sustainment and related equipment for a cost of $389 million.

Romania is one step closer to F-35s
Air

Romania is one step closer to F-35s

The Romanian Defense Ministry has sought the approval of parliament to purchase 32 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets with a 6.5 billion USD price tag.

France Buys Hellfire from the U.S.
Weapon / Missile

France Buys Hellfire from the U.S.

U.S. decided to sell AGM-114R2 Hellfire Missiles equipment for an estimated cost of $203 million.

The Countdown for IDEF 23
Expo and Air Show

The Countdown for IDEF 23

Turkiye’s prestigious defence expo IDEF will open doors on July 25-28. IDEF, which TurDef is a participant and content provider of Show Daily.

U.S. to Modernise Romania’s Future F-16s
Air Modernisation

U.S. to Modernise Romania’s Future F-16s

The U.S. gave the green light to modernise Romanian F-16s. DSCA notified Congress about the modernisation of 32 F-16 with an estimated cost of $105 million.

Thailand Prefers Gripen Over F-16
Air

Thailand Prefers Gripen Over F-16

Rejected by the US to buy F-35s, Thailand prefers Swedish Gripen fighter jets over U.S. F-16s.

Lockheed to Provide MILSATCOM to Australia
Space

Lockheed to Provide MILSATCOM to Australia

Lockheed Martin will provide Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) to Australia to control the Indo-Pacific region.

Poland to  Equip AW149s with Hellfire
Weapon / Missile

Poland to Equip AW149s with Hellfire

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Poland of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $150 million.

F-35 Deliveries Resume
Air

F-35 Deliveries Resume

The Pentagon has resumed accepting F-35s from Lockheed Martin. Deliveries of the jet were halted following the December crash of an F-35B. Even though a root cause has yet to be identified, the F-35 Joint Program Office stated that acceptances have resumed after implementing mitigation efforts for one identified engine issue.

Lockheed Martin Unveils Bahrain's F-16 Viper
Air

Lockheed Martin Unveils Bahrain's F-16 Viper

Lockheed Martin delivered the first Royal Bahraini Air Force F-16 at a Greenville, South Carolina ceremony.

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter
Air Defence Politics

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter

By 2030 there will be 450 F-35 stealth fighter jets across all NATO member bases. This fifth-generation fighter will enhance the coalition through joint equipment, missions and training. The Company presents the aircraft as more than a stealth fighter; it is also a formidable political statement for coalition unity. Lockheed Martin intends to confirm the F-35 as a standard NATO fighter. This standard choice of aircraft, which will be present in fleets across NATO member bases and those of their allies, has become a symbol of “diplomacy in action”, Lockheed Martin has stated.