Two F-35B Lighting II jets landed aboard Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) this afternoon. Test pilots flew the specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, to the Italian Navy flagship, which got underway Sunday, February 28. The F-35B is the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35.
Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft.
On the 22nd and 25th of February the Israel Ministry of Defense announced the first decisions concerning the new Air Force technology modernisation plan for the country. The key feature was to approve the financial and planning papers by the government.
On the 24th of February general Kenneth S. Wilsbach, United States Air Force commander, told the journalists that he had issued the request concerning the purchase of an unspecified number of early warning and control aircrafts Boeing E-7 Wedgetail.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $309,584,074 modification (P00038) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0015 for the production and delivery of four CMV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Navy.
Leonardo signs 150 million euro contract to provide surveillance and protection systems for the Italian Navy’s new submarines
Leonardo has signed a contract with Fincantieri worth approximately 150 million euro to provide equipment for the initial two U212 Near Future Submarines (NFS), the first of which is due to join the Italian Navy fleet in 2027. This strategic equipment will enhance the surveillance and protection capabilities of the Italian Navy as they carry out operations beneath the waves in Italian and international waters.
On the 24th of February the Polish Ministry of Defense informed that H-3 Leszko has been received. It is the fifth unit of B860 type built by the Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. shipyard in Gdańsk.
On the 22nd of February the Polish Minister of Defense Mr Mariusz Błaszczak announced via social media details on the Navy vessels purchase.
A Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 aircraft has carried out the last operational flight of the aircraft type from RAF Waddington after 14 years of service.
On the 23rd of February the Polish Ministry of Defence answered Anna Pieczarka MP (Law and Justice) question concerning purchasing of unmanned aerial vehicles for the military needs that was made public on Polish Sejm websites.