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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

Sikorsky receives MH-60R Seahawk order for Spanish Navy

Lockheed Martin announced on October 12 that its Sikorsky business unit had received a Foreign Military Sales contract – worth $379.58m – from the US Navy to produce eight MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for the Spanish Navy

Germany reveals delivery, fielding details for future Chinook fleet

Berlin has announced more details relating to its acquisition of 60 CH-47F Block II Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters as the nation pushes forward with plans to replace the German Air Force’s ageing CH-53G Sea Stallion fleet

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Czech F-35A acquisition gains US approval

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of 24 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters, related equipment, munitions and training/logistical support services to the Czech Republic for an estimated cost of $5.62bn

US green lights sale of P-8A Poseidons to Canada

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of 16 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), related equipment and training/logistical support services to Canada for an estimated cost of $5.9bn

US approves sale of more MQ-9A Reaper drones to the Netherlands

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of four General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper UCAVs and related equipment to the Netherlands for an estimated cost of $611m

US approves sale of refurbished AH-1W SuperCobra gunships to Bahrain

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of equipment and related services to refurbish 24 AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters to Bahrain, after the nation acquired the helicopters second-hand under the US Excess Defense Articles programme

US approves sale of additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to Japan

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a further five Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and related equipment to Japan for an estimated cost of $1.381bn

Lockheed Martin to build nearly 400 F-35s under new $30bn contract

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin rounded off 2022 by finalising a $30bn contract for the production and delivery of up to 398 F-35s for both US and Foreign Military Sales customers under Low-Rate Initial Production Lots 15, 16 and 17

US approves sale of CH-47F Chinooks to South Korea

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of 18 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters, complete with related equipment and support services, to South Korea for an estimated cost of $1.5bn