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Canada Officially Orders F-35A
Air Bilateral Relations

Canada Officially Orders F-35A

Canada officially delivered an acquisition request to procure the first batch of F-35A fighters.

United Kingdom to Acquire Mini Drones
Unmanned Systems

United Kingdom to Acquire Mini Drones

The United Kingdom continues to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) investments. The country will procure more than 250 mini drones. The deal was secured with Lockheed Martin UK.

Germany Becomes the Newest F-35 Lightning Customer
Air

Germany Becomes the Newest F-35 Lightning Customer

The German Federal Ministry of Defence announced today the official signing of the acquisition of 35 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 5th generation aircraft.

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System
Weapon / Missile

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

Israel’s Iron Beam gets American partner Lockheed Martin as it joins forces with Rafael.

Bundeswehr Raises Concerns Over US F-35 jet Deal
Air

Bundeswehr Raises Concerns Over US F-35 jet Deal

The German Federal Defence Ministry informs the parliament about risks associated with the F-35 acquisition.

New Capability for MIM-104F PAC-3
Weapon / Missile

New Capability for MIM-104F PAC-3

The U.S. Army conducted a successful launch test with the Remote Interceptor Guidance (RIG-360) capability MIM-104F PAC-3 system.

Bahrain’s F-16 Gets Ready for Maiden Flight
Air

Bahrain’s F-16 Gets Ready for Maiden Flight

On November 21, Lockheed Martin released the first photo of the F-16D Fighting Falcon Block 70 multirole combat aircraft produced in South Carolina.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

Norway Acquires Lockheed Martin’s TPY-4 Surveillance Radar
Sensors

Norway Acquires Lockheed Martin’s TPY-4 Surveillance Radar

NDMA has awarded Lockheed Martin, a contract to supply eight next-generation TPY-4 ground-based air surveillance radars.

Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules
Air Bilateral Relations

Australia Buys $6.35 billion worth C-130J-30 Super Hercules

The State Department approved an FMS to Australia of C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $6.35 billion.

Finland Procures $535 Million Worth GMLRS
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Finland Procures $535 Million Worth GMLRS

The State Department has approved a possible FMS to Finland of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems at an estimated cost of $535 million.

The US Begins the Production of a New Javelin
Ammunition Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

The US Begins the Production of a New Javelin

JJV announced at AUSA that it will begin LRIP of the lighter Lightweight Command Launch Unit launchers for the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems.

Turkiye to Acquire F-16 Jets Unconditionally
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkiye to Acquire F-16 Jets Unconditionally

US Senate has removed amendments that condition F-16 sale to Turkiye from National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA).

Ireland to Acquire New Search Radars for its Recently Formed Defence Forces
Defence Politics Sensors

Ireland to Acquire New Search Radars for its Recently Formed Defence Forces

The Irish Defence Forces will get at least three new primary search radars after the defence budget has been allocated for such a purchase.