Delivery

Czech Air Force receives final upgraded L-159 ALCA

Aero Vodochody announced on January 19 that the last of 16 single-seat L-159 ALCA to undergo the planned prescribed periodic work after 16 years of operation (PP16) overhaul has been returned to operational Czech Air Force service

Russia receives more Su-57s as production ramps up

Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation announced on December 28, 2022, that another batch of serial production-standard Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters has been handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence

French Navy receives tenth upgraded Atlantique 2 MPA

France’s Directorate General of Armaments recently accepted delivery of the tenth modernised Breguet Br.1150 Atlantique 2 (ATL2) after the maritime patrol aircraft was modernised and upgraded to the type’s Standard 6 configuration

New E-11A BACN for USAF's 'Black Wolves'

A brand-new E-11A BACN has arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, where it will be operated by the USAF’s 430th Expeditionary Electronic Communications Squadron (EECS) ‘Black Wolves’ in support of operations in US Central Command’s area of responsibility

Airbus delivers 20th A400M Atlas to France

France’s Directorate General of Armaments announced that it had accepted delivery of another Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport on December 1, increasing the number of examples delivered to the French Air and Space Force to 20 airframes

New Zealand receives first P-8A Poseidon from Boeing

Boeing delivered the first of four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force during a ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, on December 7

Luftwaffe receives second Airbus A350-900

The Luftwaffe announced on November 11 that its Airbus A350-900 XWB fleet has doubled following the arrival of the second aircraft, which was handed over to the German Armed Forces during a recent ceremony hosted by Lufthansa Technik

RNLAF receives final CH-47F Chinook from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the 20th and final CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

AFSOC receives final AC-130J gunship

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) took delivery of its final Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider fixed-wing gunship at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico, on November 2

Textron delivers T-6C Texan II to second African customer

Textron Aviation Defense announced that it has delivered the first of eight Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop-driven advanced military training aircraft to the Tunisian Air Force – the second air arm on the African continent to acquire the type – on November 8