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US OKs Denmark’s Request to Acquire Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles for $215M

The U.S. Department of State has approved a request from Denmark to purchase air-to-air missiles for $215.5 million. The proposed foreign military sale involves the shipment of 84 AIM-120C-8 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and three AIM-120 AMRAAM guidance sections, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. The package includes the equipment, engineering and technical services, and...


Taiwan Secures US Approval to Procure $300M Worth of F-16 Parts

The United States is set to deliver $300 million worth of F-16 parts to Taiwan following the Department of State’s approval of two proposed foreign military sales. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the procurement request involves standard and nonstandard spare and repair parts, components, consumables and accessories for the fighter aircraft. The U.S....


Ukrainian Helicopters Get Hensoldt Self-Protection Kits Against Missile Threats

Hensoldt has received an order from Ukraine to deliver advanced detection and self-protection sensors for the country’s helicopters. The agreement requires the Germany-based company to integrate its Airborne Missile Protection System into the Armed Forces of Ukraine aircraft. According to Tanya Altmann, head of the optronics and land solutions division at Hensoldt, the self-protection solutions...


Israel Finalizes $3B Deal to Purchase 25 F-35s From US

Israel has ordered 25 F-35s from the United States to expand its fleet of 75 fifth-generation stealth fighters. The Israeli Ministry of Defense signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government to facilitate the acquisition, which will be the third batch of F-35 squadrons for the Israeli Air Force. Under the $3...


Airbus, Helsing to Develop AI Tech for Pairing Manned, Unmanned Aircraft; Mike Schoellhorn Quoted

Airbus Defence and Space will partner with Helsing to develop artificial intelligence technologies for the Wingman platform, an unmanned fighter-type aircraft being developed for Germany. The two companies, which announced the agreement at the Berlin Air Show on Wednesday, will use advanced AI capabilities to pair manned and unmanned military aircraft. Under the deal, Airbus...


Northrop to Install Bushmaster Chain Guns on Australian Army’s Hanwha Redback IFVs

Northrop Grumman has received a contract to install its Mk44 Bushmaster chain guns on the Australian Army’s Hanwha Redback infantry fighting vehicles. Under the deal, the U.S.-based company will produce 129 units of MK44. Northrop said it will work closely with Hanwha Defense Australia to integrate the chain guns into the IFVs. According to Jennifer...


MDA Space to Support Canada in International Astronomy Project; Mike Greenley Quoted

The National Research Council of Canada has selected Ontario-based technology solutions provider MDA Space to supply the radio telescope data processor for the international space exploration and astronomy project called Square Kilometre Array Observatory, in which Canada is a new member. SKAO will emerge as the world’s largest radio astronomy observatory once completed and with capabilities comparable...


Kongsberg Signs $141M USAF Deal to Deliver F-35 Joint Strike Missiles

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a $141 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to supply Joint Strike Missiles for the service’s F-35A fighters. Under the agreement, the Norwegian company will produce the air-to-air missiles and supply USAF with all up rounds, containers and test equipment. In a statement, Kongsberg confirmed the deal, noting...


Saab Delivers Bolide-Type Missiles for Lithuania’s Aircraft Defense System

Swedish company Saab Dynamics has delivered Bolide missiles for Lithuania’s RBS-70 aircraft defense system. The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, which confirmed receiving the weapons system on Friday, said the Bolide-type missiles, valued at around $16.2 million, will improve the country’s air defense efficiency. The system boasts easy maintenance, mobility and resilience to electromagnetic jamming,...


Canadian Surface Combatant Warships to Use L3Harris’ Communications System; Anthony Nigara Quoted

L3Harris Technologies will supply Lockheed Martin Canada with the integrated communication system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s planned new warships. Lockheed Martin Canada and Irving Shipbuilding are leading a consortium tasked to build the vessels under Ottawa’s Canadian Surface Combatant program. According to Anthony Nigara, maritime sector president at L3 Harris Technologies, the contract award...

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