Finland has received final quotations from suppliers vying to supply the country’s next fighter jet. Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault, Eurofighter and Boeing are all in the running to replace the country’s ageing fleet of F/A-18 C/D Hornets.
Speaking at an International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) virtual event, the head of the UK’s Armed Forces Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nick Carter said that by 2030 a Royal Air Force(RAF) tactical formation could be made of up two Typhoon Fighter Jets, ten Mosquito uncrewed fighter aircraft and 100 Alvino swarming uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Tomorrow, the Royal Australian Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary. Ahead of the centenary, RAAF chief Mel Hupfeld said his intent was for the service to be ‘comfortable’ operating in a state of ‘constant competition’ as it moves towards a force combining crewed and uncrewed capabilities.
Despite interest in acquiring the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail to replace the Boeing E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft from some corners of the US Air Force (USAF), at the Air Force Association’s virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium, US Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown, Jr said he wasn’t ready to commit to the aircraft.