Swedish and Brazilian Gripen Es

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Military certification approval clears Gripen E for operational debut

Saab has secured a Military Restricted Type Certificate for its Gripen E from the Swedish and Brazilian authorities, clearing the way for the type to enter operational use.

US Navy Northrop F-5N+

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Fighter jets team with UAVs in airborne targeting demonstration

Four defence contractors, including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Tactical Air Support and General Dynamics, collaborated to test a Lockheed Martin sensor system using teams of crewed and uncrewed aircraft. 

F-35 and Finnish F-18

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Washington approves Finland purchase of Raytheon air-to-air, air-to-ground missiles

The government in Helsinki received approval for an official Foreign Military Sales request to purchase 40 AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missiles and 48 AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapons from Raytheon.

RAF A400M Akrotiri

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A400M on track to assume UK special forces support role, Airbus says

Airbus Defence & Space is making good progress against an accelerated capability development plan for the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) A400M Atlas fleet, a senior company official says.

US Navy Northrop F-5N+

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Fighter jets team with UAVs in airborne targeting demonstration

Four defence contractors, including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Tactical Air Support and General Dynamics, collaborated to test a Lockheed Martin sensor system using teams of crewed and uncrewed aircraft. 

Shahed drone photo by Conflict Armament Research

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Iranian-made drones recovered in Ukraine contain US components

A UK research company that investigates illicit arms trafficking says Russian forces recently employed Iranian-sourced drones containing US-made components during attacks against Ukraine.

Baykar Kizilelma

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Baykar conducts ground tests of new Kizilelma UCAV

Turkish aerospace firm Baykar Technology has started ground tests of its Kizilelma unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).

New Tempest

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Qinetiq-led team gets new Tempest engineering support contract

A Qinetiq-led team has been awarded £31 million ($37 million) to continue delivering engineering support to the UK’s Future Combat Air System programme until mid-2025.