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Lockheed Martin Extents its C-130J-30 Super Hercules fleet to the Philippines
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Lockheed Martin Extents its C-130J-30 Super Hercules fleet to the Philippines

After Indonesia, it is reported that the Philippines will acquire three C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The Philippine Department of National Defence (DND) released a Procurement Monitoring Report in January 2023.

Indonesia Receives first C-130J-30 Super Hercules
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Indonesia Receives first C-130J-30 Super Hercules

Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara /TNI AU) has taken delivery of the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters.

UK to Purchase Javelin ATGMs
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

UK to Purchase Javelin ATGMs

The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United Kingdom of Javelin Missiles for an estimated cost of $125.13 million. The Defence Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

Boeing to Stop the Production of Hornets in 2025
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Boeing to Stop the Production of Hornets in 2025

Boeing stops its F/A-18 Super Hornet jet production line following delivery of the final U.S. Navy fighters. If the Indian Navy chooses the Super Hornet, production could be extended until 2027. The Company will focus on T-7A Red Hawk advanced training aircraft and autonomous refuelling UAV MQ-25 Stingray, both of which are produced in St. Louis.

Singapore Adds Eight F-35B to RSAF Fleet, Making 12
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Singapore Adds Eight F-35B to RSAF Fleet, Making 12

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that they decided to purchase eight F-35B fighter aircraft from the U.S.

Netherlands to Acquire HIMARS
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Netherlands to Acquire HIMARS

The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Netherlands of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and related equipment for an estimated $670 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

New Zealand begins retiring its C-130H(NZ) Hercules fleet
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New Zealand begins retiring its C-130H(NZ) Hercules fleet

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has started gradually retiring its five C-130H(NZ) Hercules aircraft.

Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece
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Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece

Greece continues its aircraft upgrade programme under Hellenic Aerospace Industries (HAI) responsibility.

The First Brand-New F-16 Block 70 Takes Skies
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The First Brand-New F-16 Block 70 Takes Skies

Lockheed Martin, the U.S.-based company, announced the maiden flight of the first brand-new F-16 Block 70 aircraft.

Canada Orders 88 F-35A to get First Aircraft by 2026
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Canada Orders 88 F-35A to get First Aircraft by 2026

Canada has officially ordered 88 F-35A by signing off on the final contract to replace the Canadian air force's (RCAF) ageing CF-18 Hornets, Defence Minister Anita Anand said Monday.

Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines
Engine and Transmission

Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines

According to Defence News, Pratt & Whitney has suspended deliveries of a new F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II jets.

The US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production of the CH-53K King Stallion
Navy / Maritime Air

The US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production of the CH-53K King Stallion

The US Navy has approved full-rate production (FRP) of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter, which will produce more than 20 units per year.

Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF
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Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF

Saab is struggling to win a project to procure 12 new fighter jets in the Philippine Air Force, but its opponent is Lockheed Martin’s F-16V from the U.S.

Boeing Wins $2.1 Billion Contracts for F-18 and EA-18G Upgrades
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Boeing Wins $2.1 Billion Contracts for F-18 and EA-18G Upgrades

Pentagon announced that Boeing was awarded two contracts worth over $2.1 billion to upgrade the F-18 Hornet and EA-18G combat aircraft.