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With the arrival of the first Typhoons, the QEAF now has three modern front-line fighters in service, having already inducted the F-15QA Eagle and Rafale.
CH-47 engine fires are linked to use of nonstandard engine O-rings.
Defense systems on Boeing-Leonardo MH-139A triggered the need for multiple STCs.
The Gripen E program is now into the serial production phase, while work progresses at pace to bring the aircraft into operation.
New two-seat Leonardo AW249 attack helicopter—a successor to the AW129 Mangusta—made its first flight on August 12 in Vergiate, Italy.
The U.S. Air Force MH-139 will be used to protect intercontinental ballistic missile bases and transport government officials and security forces.
The G550 business jet platform is taking over the communications intelligence and jamming role from the EC-130H Hercules.
The UH-1Y Venoms and AH-1Z Vipers will bolster the Czech fleet as the nation's Soviet-era helicopters are gifted to support Ukrainian forces.
The Textron business unit, best known for its contract aggressor work, will support flight test activities at the F-35 final assembly plant.
The missionized agricultural Sky Warden will be used in support of U.S. special forces in areas such as Africa.