May 21, 2024

US Defense Trade Up Over Last Year

Defense Trade

Through the first two quarters of this fiscal year, the US has signed $46.9 billion in weapons sales to foreign partners and allies — smashing past the $41.9B figure from all of fiscal 2017.

New Roles on Horizon for F-35

F35A

The US Air Force might deploy the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Baltics for an air-policing role once the new stealth aircraft becomes operational later this year. The new fighter is to enter service with the Air Force with an interim software capability that offers limited combat capability.

Showtime at Farnborough: T-100, UCAVs, F-35

Lots to look at at Farnborough, from trainers to fighters, to unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

Israel Set to Get F-35As

F35

The first F-35A Lightning II of an order of 33 headed for Israel has come off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, TX, plant. Each plane will cost between $110million to $120 million.

Firms Sought for Md. Delegation to UK Airshow

airshow

Aerospace companies looking to expand into the global marketplace are invited to join the Md. Department of Commerce and travel to the UK for the Farnborough International Airshow in July.