Qatar has entered into a Statement of Intent for the purchase of 24 Typhoon aircraft. The announcement was made during the visit to Qatar of UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
V-280 Valor, the new fixed-wing tiltrotor aircraft from Bell Helicopters for the U.S. Army, will conduct its first flight this fall.
“The V-280 was designed to provide our military with the speed, range and operational productivity needed to complete any mission and outmatch every opponent,” Bell said in a press release.
Saab has presented a new variant of Gripen called Aggressor.
Saab sees potential for the platform as a high-level aggressor option within both the United States Air Force’s Adversary Air (ADAIR) and UK MOD’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) requirements, and wherever users look to prepare pilots for the challenges of sophisticated modern air combat.
The new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled for the first time by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London.
MD Helicopters has received US$1.39 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F light utility helicopters for Afghanistan.