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Australia moves to expand airlift capacity with new C-130J-30s

Australia is set to acquire a 24-strong fleet of new-build C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports as the nation’s looks to replace the older C-130Js in RAAF service and expand its current fleet of medium-lift air mobility assets under the first phase of Project AIR 7404

T-6C Texan II order for FMS customer

A contract was awarded to Textron Aviation Defense LLC of Wichita, Kansas, on August 12 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Legacy Training Aircraft Division, International Branch, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for three T-6C Texan II aircraft

US approves sale of 23 CH-47Fs to Egypt

A possible Foreign Military Sale of 23 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters and related equipment to the Government of Egypt has been approved by the US State Department for an estimated cost of $2.6bn

US green lights Nigerian AH-1Z purchase

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced government approval for a potential foreign military sale to Nigeria of a dozen AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters

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Boeing upbeat on USAF AWACS replacement

Boeing says it sees an opportunity to sell its E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control platform to the US Air Force, following a Request for Information to industry on February 8 this year and also the potential for reinvigorated international sales

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