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Denmark Downselects F-35 to Replace its Aging F-16s

The Danish Prime minister and defense minister Denmark confirmed today the Danish government recommendation to buy 27 F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the F-16A/B Fighter Replacement Program (FRP). Part of an ongoing process that began in 2005, the recent announcement reaffirms the Danish plan to buy the plane, following the downselection process through open competition.

India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

India is likely to recompete the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program, inviting bidders to compete on the production of 90 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of around $30 billion. The RFP will likely recompete all the types that have already been evaluated by the IAF

Semi-Stealth ‘Advanced Super Hornet’ Completes First Phase of Test Flights

The Boeing Company and its F/A-18E/F program partner Northrop Grumman have recently completed the first series of flight-testing an advanced version of the Super...

Australia Requests Buying 24 Super Hornets

Anticipating potential delays and uncertainty about the future of the F-35A, the Australian Defence has requested to buy up to 24 Boeing Super Hornet fighters - 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and 12 EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack aircraft from the USA, at an estimated cost of $3.7 billion

US Congress Formally Notified of Japan’s F-35 Purchase

F35 for Japan
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) formally notified the United States Congress on 30 April of a potential Foreign Military Sale of Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to Japan.  The sale includes an initial order for four F-35A Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) stealth fighters with an option for the purchase of an additional 38 F-35A CTOL aircraft.  The cost of the purchase is estimated to be $10 billion.

Elbit Systems Large Area Display Selected for Boeing’s Advanced Cockpit Technology

The Boeing Company has selected Elbit Systems to provide advanced avionics systems for its fighter aircraft. Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas S.A. of Porto Alegre is positioned to become a key member in the program, supporting Boeing's F/A-18E/F bid for the FX-2 in Brazil

Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets to Receive New Air Combat...

Cubic Defense Applications has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million to provide the P5 Tactical Combat Training System (P5TCTS) to the Royal...

Japan narrows F-X selection to F-35, Super Hornet F-18E/F Block II

Japan Self Defense Air Force future replacement of F-4J fighters (F-X) is becoming a head-to-head competition between the two American aerospace giants, Boeing and Lockheed martin, offering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and an advanced variant F/A-18 Super Hornet. Tokyo is expected to make a decision next month. Besides the two fighters’ operational capabilities Japan is likely to give high marks for involvement of domestic companies.

IRST, the Super Hornet’s Future ‘EO Radar’ Cleared for Development

The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program has moved to the engineering and manufacturing development phase, clearing Milestone B Acquisition Decision Memorandum from the U.S. Navy last week.

Pentagon Cuts to Fund New Unmanned Aircraft Developments for the Air...

As part of the Pentagon's wide scale budget cuts reducing military spending by over $100 billion over five years, the Air Force expects to...

Australia’s Super Hornet Tests JSOW Guided Weapons

Super Hornet aircraft from No. 1 Squadron conducted their first live weapon trials at the Woomera Test Range, north of Adelaide. The JSOW test...

Ausi Super-Hornets to be Wired for Electronic Attack

Boeing is pre-wiring 12 of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Super Hornet for potential conversion of the aircraft for Electronic Attack role. At...

Marine Aviation has no Other Option but Wait for JSF

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are running out of fighters. Heavy wear and tear over nearly a decade of war in Iraq and...

EA-18G Cleared for Full Rate Production

Boeing is moving the EA-18G Growler into Full Rate Production (FRP) following approval by the U.S. Navy after the aircraft achieved initial operational capability...