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 …

First P-8A Poseidon Arrives in U.K.
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:56:59 +0000 EST

The first of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) intended for the Royal Air Force (RAF) arrived in Scotland on February 4. The arrival of this aircraft marks …

Egypt, Italy in Talks on Possible FREMM Buy
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:10:37 +0000 EST

The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On February 4, 2020, French newspaper La Tribune …

Congress Repeals Requirement for Conventional Long-Range Standoff Weapon
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:53:17 +0000 EST

missiles being taken off of a bomber
Congress has repealed a requirement for the U.S. Air Force to develop a conventional variant of the Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) air-launched cruise missile.  A nuclear LRSO is currently under development …