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Samseer M

Kongsberg completes flight test of Norway’s joint strike missile

The Norwegian armed forces’ joint strike missile (JSM) programme has successfully completed a missile flight test, proving the maturity of the missile and its flight control software.

Embraer and SNC to deliver six A-29 Super Tucanos to Lebanon

The Republic of Lebanon has agreed to buy six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft from Sierra Nevada (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security.

USAF sent six F-15C Eagle jet fighters to secure Turkish airspace

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has sent the first six of 12 US Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle jet fighters to Turkey in order to conduct combat air patrols in Turkish airspace.

Saab to strengthen UAE’s airborne surveillance capabilities

Saab has signed a contract worth $1.27bn with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to expand and improve the country’s airborne surveillance capabilities.

Lockheed to sustain Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite

Lockheed Martin has secured a $262.8m contract from the US Air Force (USAF) for sustainment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite.

Raytheon completes flight test phase of DARPA’s PCAS programme

Raytheon has successfully completed the flight test phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s persistent close air support (PCAS) programme.

Kuwait to receive sniper advanced targeting pods from US

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Kuwait for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support.

French Air Force’s helicopter completes first operational in-flight refuelling

The French Air Force has achieved a milestone after a US Marine Corps (USAMC) KC-130 tanker refuelled its Caracal aircraft, marking the first operational in-flight refuelling of the French helicopter.

UAE to receive joint direct attack munitions from US

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) worth $380m to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for joint direct attack munitions (JDAM), sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support.

Boeing, Lockheed file protest to review USAF’s LRS-B contract to Northrop

A formal protest has been filed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin over the US Air Force’s (USAF) decision to award the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) contract to Northrop Grumman.