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US completes first Turkish KC-135R upgrade

A Turkish Air Force-operated Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has recently been returned to Turkey after completion of a Block 45 upgrade

£400m upgrade for RAF C-17As and Chinooks

The UK's Boeing Chinook HC5/HC6 helicopters are to be enhanced with state-of-the-art defensive systems, while the RAF's C-17A Globemaster III fleet will receive a software and hardware upgrade

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Portuguese Navy receives first upgraded Lynx Mk95A

The Portuguese Navy has received its first modernised AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters) Lynx Mk95A maritime utility helicopter, more than a year after the newly upgraded type completed its first flight

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USCG receives 25th upgraded MH-65E Dolphin

The US Coast Guard has received its 25th upgraded Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters) MH-65E Dolphin SAR helicopter, after the latest example was delivered to CGAS Miami, Florida, on July 12

Italian MQ-9A fleet to receive mid-life update

The Italian Air Force has partnered with the US government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to provide a mid-life update for its fleet of MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft and associated ground control stations

Malta’s sole Islander to be upgraded

Britten-Norman has been contracted to provide a mid-life update for the Armed Forces of Malta’s sole BN-2T Turbine Islander light utility aircraft

Germany’s first Eurofighter receives P2Eb software upgrade

For the first time, a Luftwaffe-operated Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter has been integrated with new PE2b software – an innovative package which includes a number of capability upgrades

Contract awarded for Galaxy avionics upgrade

Key avionics upgrades to the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport fleet are to be carried under a US$92.8m contract, which was recently awarded to the Tyonek Native Corporation

Key communication upgrades for USAF’s “Doomsday” planes

The USAF’s four-strong fleet of Boeing E-4B Nightwatch airborne command and control aircraft is receiving key upgrades that are designed to revolutionise the platform’s communication capabilities and effectiveness

NATO initiates AWACS Life Extension Programme

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced a Life Extension Programme (LEP) for its Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) fleet, which aims to keep the aircraft operational until 2035.