In numbers


Number of troops the US will send to Europe


Bradley fighting vehicles bought by Croatia


Textron’s 2021 reported revenues


Passengers the upgraded C-130J Hercules aircraft can carry


Delivery year of the Italian Navy’s second U212NFS submarine

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Indra to equip Spanish Army’s CH47F helicopter with EW systems

Indra has been awarded a contract to equip the Spanish Army’s Chinook CH47F helicopter with next-generation electronic warfare (EW) systems. The capability will enhance the survivability of the Spanish Army's Chinooks in conflict zones. The €35m contract was signed with the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

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BAE Systems Australia to support RAAF’s F-35A Lightning II operations

BAE Systems Australia has signed a contract to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II operations. Signed with the Australian Department of Defence, the five-year F-35A air vehicle support services contract is valued at over $57.5m (A$80m). The contract includes the provision of critical supplementation for the maintenance and logistics crew.

Indian Navy decommissions first IL 38 Aircraft

The Indian Navy has decommissioned its first IL 38SD aircraft, IN 301, after the completion of 44 years of service. The aircraft was inducted in 1977. In a press statement, the Indian Navy said that the aircraft functioned as “a formidable air asset throughout its service life”.

Read more on Naval Technology

In quotes

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I was very pleased to welcome my UK colleague Ben Wallace MP. We mainly discussed the situation in Ukraine.

“Dialogue and de-escalation should remain at the core of our efforts to defuse the situation. At the same time, as NATO allies, we must be prepared for all scenarios.

Netherlands Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren on meeting with UK Minister of Defence Ben Wallace

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Credit: U.S. Air Force

In Eastern Europe, the security situation is worrying. France stands alongside Romania: as the President of the Republic of France indicated, we are ready to strengthen our presence in Romania within the framework of NATO missions.

French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly on the rising tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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In Pictures

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35s and Royal Air Force Typhoons intercepted Russian A-50 Mainstay flying along the north coast of Norway. Credit: NATO Air Command via Twitter.

French service members during exercise Winter Camp in Estonia. Credit: HQ Multinational Corps Northeast via Twitter

US Navy officers conduct a maritime patrol alongside USS Harry S. Truman. Credit: US Department of Defense via Twitter

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wings of Victory, flies over the Black Sea for maritime operations crew certification flights off the coast of Bulgaria on May 5, 2021, during Exercise Swift Response 21, part of DEFENDER-Europe 21. Credit: US Army

The British Army has sent almost 2,000 troops to Liverpool to help with the mass testing of residents for Covid-19. Image: Crown Copyright / MOD