U.S. Approves Light Attack Aircraft Sale to Tunisia
Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:46:59 +0000 EST

The U.S. has approved a potential sale of light attack aircraft to Tunisia. On February 26, 2020, the State Department announced the approval of a possible sale of four AT-6C …

India Signs Off on U.S. Helicopter Deals Worth $3 Billion
Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:49:57 +0000 EST

The Indian and U.S. governments inked a pair of helicopter deals worth $3 billion during President Donald Trump’s visit. The two agreements cover a purchase of six AH-64E Apaches for …

S-350 Missile System Delivered to Russian Troops
Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:01:05 +0000 EST

The Russian military has begun training on its S-350 air defense systems. In a statement on February 26, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense said, “The first most advanced S-350 …

Ahead of Trump’s Visit, India Clears MH-60R Helicopter Buy
Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:46:05 +0000 EST

In anticipation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, the Indian government has taken the step of greenlighting a potential $2.6 billion acquisition of 24 Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo multimission …

Could Boeing’s Woes Finally Be Behind It?
Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:12:28 +0000 EST

Boeing‘s annus horribilis has culminated in the worst full-year loss in the company’s 103-year history.  Nearly the whole year has been consumed by the two fatal crashes of its 737 …

Airbus and Boeing Report January 2020 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:38:51 +0000 EST

Airbus Sets New All-Time Backlog Record as Boeing 777X Makes First Flight by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. In January 2020, Boeing and Airbus delivered 13 and 31 …

U.K. Commits Joint Expeditionary Force to NATO Readiness Initiative
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:20:11 +0000 EST

At the first NATO Defense Ministers meeting of 2020, Britain’s defense secretary, Ben Wallace, used the occasion to reassure NATO’s European members that the United Kingdom remains a key element …

FCAS Initial Demonstrator Phase 1A Contracts Awarded
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:12:19 +0000 EST

The tri-national Future Combat Air System (FCAS; or Système Combat Aérien Futur, or SCAF, in French) has now officially launched as the governments of France and Germany together awarded the …

U.S. State Department OK’s Indian FMS Request for IADWS
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 16:17:14 +0000 EST

A government-to-government foreign military sales (FMS) request by India estimated at $1.87 billion for an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) has been granted approval by the U.S. State Department. …

Assembly Standoff Leads to Crisis in El Salvador
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:17:44 +0000 EST

In a dramatic escalation of the emerging showdown between El Salvador’s new populist presidential administration and the opposition-dominated legislature, President Nayib Bukele deployed armed police and security personnel into a …