APRIL 2018 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to CANG

Lockheed Martin delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II combat search and rescue tanker to the California Air National Guard on April 5 at the company's site. This HC-130J will be operated by the 129th Rescue Wing (RQW) at Moffett Air National Guard Base, California.

Greek army to benefit from EUR 1 billion upgrade plan

The defence program comes amid rising tensions with Turkey, fast-tracked to meet Greece's immediate needs. Greece’s army is set to receive a €1 billion upgrade, a move that has been fast-tracked to meet the country’s immediate land, naval and air forces’ needs.

British AH-64E Apaches to receive Leonardo defensive aids suite

Leonardo has announced, at the FIDAE exhibition in Chile (3-8 April), that it has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Army’s new fleet of AH-64E Apache helicopters.

Brazil and Mexico contract Airbus for Hcare Smart maintenance program

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.

The Indian Air Force wants 100 more fighter aircraft

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send out the request for information (RfI) for a $15-billion order for 100 fighter aircraft before the DefExpo starting April 11 in Chennai.

US Task Force Spartan aviation brigade at work with Jordanian Air Force

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) welcomed soldiers assigned to the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Task Force Spartan, to participate in a bilateral aviation exchange in Jordan, Feb. 21 to March 1. So, this is no longer a news by itself but nevertheless deserves to be mentioned as an indicator of the close relation linking the U.S. and Jordanian armies.

Boeing awarded $1.1B contract for 28 F/A-18E/F for Kuwait

The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $1.165 billion under the terms of an undefinitized contract action. The agreement enables Boeing to provide engineering services, along with radar warning receivers and aircraft armament equipment for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E Hornets and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets.

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