Greece Takes Delivery of First Upgraded P-3B Orion
Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 14:27:29 +0000 EST

The Hellenic Navy took a first step toward reconstituting its maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) capability on May 17 when it received its first upgraded Lockheed Martin P-3B Orion back from …

Sikorsky Awarded $1.13 Billion Contract for 12 CH-53K Helicopters
Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 13:17:11 +0000 EST

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $1.13 billion contract for the procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters, which are replacing Marine …

Type 26 Now Rivals FREMM as Major Frigate Program
Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 13:07:45 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Canada’s decision to select the BAE Systems/Lockheed Martin bid for the Canadian patrol frigate replacement has sent shock-waves …

Russia to Acquire 76 Su-57s Through 2028
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 13:29:12 +0000 EST

The Russian military will acquire dozens of Su-57 fighter jets under plans announced by President Vladimir Putin. Speaking at a meeting on May 15, 2019, President Putin discussed the status …

House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Funding Bill
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 19:21:16 +0000 EST

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The House Appropriations Committee has released a draft version of the FY20 defense appropriations bill.  The bill passed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense by voice vote, and heads to …

FY20 Budget Overview, Part 3: Air Force Programs
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 08:34:22 +0000 EST

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The Air Force’s FY20 budget request totals $204.8 billion, reflecting a 5.4 percent increase over the $194.3 billion provided for the service in FY19.  However, it is important to remember …

Airbus and Boeing Report April 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:10 +0000 EST

A319neo completes maiden flight as joint 737 MAX technical review commences. by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 23 and 70 commercial jets in April …

Belarus Receives Third Batch of Yak-130s
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 14:14:23 +0000 EST

The Belarusian military has received a new batch of Yak-130 combat jet trainers from Russia. On May 11, 2019, Belarus received its third grouping of Yak-130s from Russia.  The four …

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Works Its Way Through the Doldrums
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:14 +0000 EST

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) is still working to improve its profitability, which has been flat for the past three years.  Much of this decline is due to the effects of …

First Apache Attack Helicopter Handed Over to Indian Air Force
Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019 13:40:07 +0000 EST

The Indian Air Force on May 10 received the first of 22 Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow multirole combat helicopters in a formal ceremony at Boeing’s production facility in …