AUGUST 2022 news

Defense Aviation and Aerospace Industry


NSPA delivers sixth and seventh aircraft to the multinational MRTT unit

On 27 and 29 July 2022, the sixth and seventh A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft of the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) were delivered to the Unit, at its Main Operating Base in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Belgian F-16s finish an eight-month deployment in support of NATO Air Policing

On August 01, 2022, the Belgian F16s returned home after an eight-month deployment in support of NATO Air Policing (EAPM) & subsequently, the enhanced Vigilance Activities (eVA) in Estonia. Since the beginning of the eVA mission, Belgian F-16s conducted 944 flying hours.

17 nations pitch in for Pitch Black Australian exercise

About 100 aircraft and 2500 military personnel from 17 nations will arrive in the Northern Territory of Australia in two weeks to commence Exercise Pitch Black 2022 (PBK22).

UK next-generation combat air demonstrator set to fly

The UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP has confirmed plans for Britain to lead the development of a new flying combat air demonstrator, which will play a critical role in proving the technology and design principles needed to deliver the UK’s Future Combat Air System.

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s wrap up 32 years of flying with Tucson Air Guard

U.S. and Dutch dignitaries, and Air National Guard Airmen and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) personnel celebrated the end of an era as the RNLAF landed their last F-16 at Morris Air National Guard (ANG) Base, culminating a 32-year international training relationship.

Embraer and BAE Systems announce collaboration for the C-390 Millennium and Eve eVTOL

Embraer and BAE Systems have announced the signature of two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) at the Farnborough Airshow, which expand the footprint of both companies in the global defence market by setting out the basis for a collaborative relationship.

Leonardo delivers fourth P-72B to the Guardia di Finanza

To mark the occasion of the delivery of the fourth and last P-72B to the Guardia di Finanza, an unveiling ceremony was held in Turin, at the Leonardo Aircraft site in Caselle Torinese. The contract signed with GdF included a total order for four aircraft, training and logistical support, with deliveries to be completed by 2022.

Collins Aerospace awarded mission system for Air Launched Effects for US Army Future Vertical Lift program

Collins Aerospace has been selected as the Mission System solutions provider for the next phase of the Air Launched Effects (ALE) small program for Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. In November 2021, Collins Aerospace successfully demonstrated the ready-now RapidEdge Mission System to support this critical program.

Page 7 of 7