Podcast: ILA: Europe's Changed Defense Policy

By Jens Flottau Jun 24, 2022
The main topics at this year's Berlin Airshow—the first since 2018—were increased defense spending and new technologies.
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Airbus Establishes Team For German H145M Light Utility Helicopter Need

By Tony Osborne Jun 23, 2022
Airbus Helicopters has established an industry team to offer the company’s H145M twin-engine light rotorcraft to meet a German requirement for a Light Utility Helicopter.
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MBDA Unveils Ground-Launched, Deep-Fires Cruise-Missile Concept
Missile manufacturer MBDA has unveiled a ground-launched cruise-missile solution to a growing European demand for ground-based deep fires.
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MTU Identifies Two Favored Concepts For Clean Engine Program

By Steve Trimble Jun 23, 2022
MTU Aero Engines says it has identified a Flying Fuel Cell (FFC) and Water Enhanced Turbofan (WET) as “favored” concepts for revolutionary reductions in emissions from aircraft propulsion systems.
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Clean Aviation Partners Aim At High Production Rate For Lighter Fuselage

By Thierry Dubois Jun 23, 2022
As Europe’s Clean Sky 2 research and technology project is nearing the end, Airbus and industry partners are expected to complete the construction of their multifunction fuselage demonstrator, aiming at lower cost and weight and fast-paced manufacturing.
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European Tech Execs Vow Clean Aviation Cooperation

By Thierry Dubois Jun 22, 2022
The chief technology officers of seven companies involved in the EU’s Clean Aviation public-private partnership have committed to work together on topics that would otherwise be competitive issues, praising the framework the €4.1 billion ($4.3 billion) initiative is giving the industry.
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Boeing Eyes 2023 Contract Signing For German Chinook Purchase
Boeing hopes to secure a contract early next year for Germany’s future fleet of Chinook transport helicopters as it works to finalize requirements for the rotorcraft.
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Germany And Lockheed Martin ‘Sprint’ For F-35 Contract Finalization

By Tony Osborne Jun 22, 2022
Germany is pursuing an accelerated timeline for its Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter acquisition as the country looks to bring the aircraft into operation before the end of the decade.
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Opinion: Uncrewed Airpower Is Ukraine’s Path To Long-Term Security
MQ-1 Gray Eagles can be transferred to Ukrainian forces to help defeat Russia’s Black Sea blockade.
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Leonardo DRS-Rada Deal Creates New Defense Electronics Mid-Tier

By Michael Bruno Jun 21, 2022
Italian flagship aerospace and defense company Leonardo is buying Rada Electronic Industries, a publicly traded Israeli defense electronics and military radar specialist, to fold under Leonardo’s U.S.-based DRS brand, the companies announced June 21.
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On Track For Emissions-Free Flight

Sponsored By MTU Aero Engines Jun 20, 2022
With its Claire technology agenda, MTU Aero Engines elaborates potential solutions to vastly reduce the climate impact and fuel consumption of aircraft engines.
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Poland Plans To Buy AW149 Fleet, Defense Minister Says

By Tony Osborne Jun 13, 2022
Poland plans to purchase a fleet of Leonardo AW149 medium helicopters to meet a long-standing requirement for a multimission helicopter.
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Norway Terminates NH90 Program, Returning Rotorcraft To OEM

By Tony Osborne Jun 10, 2022
Frustrated with the poor availability of its NH90 naval helicopter fleet, Norway has decided to call it a day with the European rotorcraft.
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Aerospace Programs Take Lion’s Share In German Defense’s Plus-Up

By Tony Osborne Jun 10, 2022
After Ukrainian invasion wake-up call, Germany sets course for €100 billion recapitalization with military aviation at its heart.
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Germany To Buy Boeing Chinook Helicopters

By Tony Osborne Jun 01, 2022
Boeing’s Chinook has won out in a face-off against Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion for Germany’s Heavy Transport Helicopter requirement.
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