Foreign Military Sale

US approves Australian AH-64E purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment to the Australian government

UK inks deal for 14 Chinook CH-47(ER) heavy-lift helicopters

The UK has agreed to purchase 14 Chinook CH-47(ER) heavy-lift helicopters from the US via a foreign military sales agreement, worth £1.4bn. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2026, where the new helicopters will be based at RAF Odiham, the home of the UK’s Chinook fleet

US approves sale of additional CH-47Fs to Australia

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of four Boeing CH-47F Chinooks and related equipment to the Australian government for an estimated cost of US$259m

US approves MQ-9B sale to Australia

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 12 ‘weapons-ready’ GA-ASI MQ-9B remotely-piloted aircraft to the Australian government

US green lights German P-8A Poseidon acquisition

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, associated support services and related equipment to Germany

US green lights Kazakhstani King Air B300ER Scorpion purchase

The US State Department announced on December 23 that it has approved the possible FMS of two King Air B300ER Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Kazakhstan

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Looking Back on 2020: Orders and Deliveries

Key.Aero provides a general overview of the most notable military aircraft orders, deliveries and Foreign Military Sale notifications that were announced in 2020

US green lights Lithuanian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters and related equipment to Lithuania.

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

US approves CH-47F Chinook sale to UAE

US approves possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the acquisition of ten Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.