The German Parliament, has reportedly approved the purchase of 18 Airbus Sea Lion Helicopters, a variant of the NH90 to the Bundeswehr by Airbus.
The Bundestag’s budget committee on March 4 approved the procurement of 18 Sea Lion naval variants of the NH90 helicopter for about 1.4 billion euros, to replace obsolete Westland Sea Kings operated by the German navy, and compensates Airbus for the government’s decision to reduce orders for other military helicopters.
The Budget committee’s approval, however, is conditional on the manufacturer respecting contractual performance goals and delivery schedules. Airbus Helicopters will be required to provide regular reports on the progress of the defense ministry’s helicopter modernization program. If Airbus fails to perform to contract, the defense ministry will have the right to levy penalties and to cancel the contract, Reuters reported.
Germany will order only 40 Tiger combat helicopters, instead of 80. The Tiger helicopters that have already been delivered will be grounded and cannibalized for spare parts. The number of NH90 utility helicopters will be reduced to 82, instead of 122 as initially planned; two will be used for training, leaving an operational fleet of 80.
Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany. A total of nine aircraft have now been delivered and the aircraft is in service with four nations
Germany will spend up to $143 million of its federal budget to construct warships for Israel, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. Israel will construct four warships worth $1
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) handed over 20 LEOPARD 2 A7, the latest version of the Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT tanks), to the German Army last week. The LEOPARD 2 A7 is a product of collaboration between multiple NATO partners and KMW that began seven years ago
Airbus will deliver 15 military multi-role helicopter, the EC645 T2 (LUH SOF) to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) by 2015 year end. Airbus announced today that the helicopter has successfully completed its first flight
Germany will revive the $1.5 billion high-altitude reconnaissance drone Euro Hawk project, media reports said Saturday
Airbus Helicopters announced today that the French General Directorate for Armament (DGA) took delivery of 2 upgraded AS532 Cougar for the French Army Aviation on Friday the 13th March. Airbus Helicopters was awarded with modernization program, by the French General Directorate for Armament, for the 26 Cougar aircraft that are operated by the French Army Aviation
Airbus Defence and Space will equip German Armed Forces' vehicles with electronic system for the protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the company said in a statement. The German procurement authority BAAINBw has awarded the company a contract worth several million euros to supply 36 jammers of the type VPJ-R6 (Vehicle Protection Jammer)
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