RAF Typhoons take part in German-led exercise

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from No 11 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, have taken part in the German-led Exercise MAGDay over the southern North Sea.

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) has contracted Safran Helicopter Engines to support 276 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engines, the powerplant of Germany and Norway’s NH90 fleets.

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

Germany approves Eurofighter AESA radar upgrade

The German Bundestag has approved the development, production and integration of new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems for the Luftwaffe’s (German Air Force’s) entire Eurofighter EF-2000 fleet.

German Navy accepts first Sea Lion

The Marineflieger (the German naval air arm) has taken delivery of its first NHIndustries NH90 Sea Lion maritime multi-purpose utility helicopter.

D-Day: Aerial Armada

Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day

QinetiQ H145 breaks cover

A new-build Airbus Helicopters H145 twin-engine light utility helicopter, painted in QinetiQ colours, has conducted post-production flight tests at the company’s facility in Donauwörth, Germany.

Germany outlines Typhoon, F-18, EA-18G procurement plan

The Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) has outlined its plan to procure a mix of Eurofighter Typhoons, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to replace its ageing Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR fleet.

Germany funds for C-130J missile approach warning system

The Budget Committee of the Deutschen Bundestages (the legislative arm of the German Parliament) has invested in equipping its future C-130J Super Hercules fleet with missile approach warning systems (MAWS).

Germany approves Tornado HUD upgrade

The Budget Committee of the Deutschen Bundestages (the legislative arm of the German Parliament) has invested in digitising the head-up display (HUD) of the Luftwaffe’s (German Air Force’s) Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR fleet.

Safran provides FCAS engine details

French-based engine manufacturer, Safran, has released details about the powerplant that will be employed by the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF/Future Combat Air System, FCAS).

Demonstrator phase launched for European FCAS

The French, German and Spanish governments have awarded the initial framework contracts (Phase 1A) to a consortium of companies, launching the demonstrator phase for the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF, or Future Combat Air System – FCAS).