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India inducts FOC-standard Tejas Mk1, stands up second squadron

India has formally inducted the first final operational clearance (FOC)-standard Tejas Mk1 Light Combat Aircraft into service and has stood up No 18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’ as the second unit to operate the type.

Saab announces Erieye AEW&C order

An unnamed customer has placed an order for a number of Saab 2000 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the Swedish defence company has disclosed.

Wildcat HMA2 test-fires Martlet missiles

A Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat HMA2 – belonging to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) – has successfully test-fired Thales’ Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) for the first time.

BAE Systems to provide LAIRCM for US KC-130Js

The US Navy has contracted BAE Systems to install, integrate and test the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system on its Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules tanker/transports.

US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

The Trump administration has officially determined that the US will withdraw its involvement in the Open Skies Treaty in six months, citing alleged Russian violations of the agreement as the reason behind the move.

US Navy receives 100th Poseidon

Boeing has delivered its 100th P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the US Navy.

Saab to further support Swedish Sk 60 fleet

Saab has signed a multi-year maintenance agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces to provide further support to the air force’s Sk 60 jet trainer fleet.

Additional Super Tucano for USAF

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security will deliver an additional A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

French, Finnish and Swedish fighters conduct combat training

Armeé de l’Air (French Air Force) Dassault Mirage 2000-5Fs – current deployed to Estonia – have conducted combat training with Finnish and Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft.

RAF Typhoons train with USAF B-1B over North Sea

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s have conducted a training exercise with a USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bomber over the North Sea.