All articles by John Hill

Trainee Reporter for GlobalData Aerospace, Defence and Security. John contributes to our Army, Airforce, and Naval Technology sites.

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F-16 training and support for international fleets

Lockheed Martin will provide countries procuring or operating F-16 combat aircraft with training and support to their fleets.

US Air Force improves data exploitation with the cloud

The US Air Force continues its cloud migration by investing more in its data-as-a-service platform.

US Pentagon provides support for Kuwait’s KC-130 fleet

The US Department of Defense will increase the ceiling of support for the continued KC-130J services as it modifies its contract for Kuwait.

Close call between Boeing and Airbus for top spot in defence

Brand valuation consultancy, Brand Finance, published its annual report determining that Boeing outmanouevred Airbus as the top prime, but it must retain its current stream of contracts to maintain its valuation.

US Pentagon abandons next-generation F-35 engine

The US Pentagon has decided to continue using the current F135 engine for its F-35 stealth fighters instead of investing in a more advanced, but costly engine.

Lockheed Martin’s new F-16s will operate to 2060

The F-16 Block 70 is a novel variant of the legacy F-16s that will be fit for purpose well into the future, and the Royal Bahraini Airforce will be the first to deploy the combat aircraft.

More modernisation investment for US MH-47G Chinooks

The US Department of Defense invests more for additional modern components to replace parts that are over 45 years-old; this is not the first time there have been issues with the special forces Chinook, and it may not be the last.

Lockheed Martin cements the F-35 as the standard NATO fighter

Lockheed presents the F-35 as more than just the top stealth fighter, it is also a formidable political statement for coalition unity.

UAE looks to Europe for help to bolster its vital air defence systems

Greater UAE defence industry integration as the Gulf country looks to shore up its air defence systems with Rheinmetall Air Defence’s multi sensor unit.

Better cloud technology to be adapted to F-35s by Lockheed Martin

The US Airforce is keen to operate more seamlessly by contracting Lockheed Martin to research and develop a more advanced generation IT infrastructure based on cloud technology for its F-35 fighters.