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Navantia delivers corvette AL-DIRIYAH to Saudi

Navantia delivered the second of the five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Navy Forces (RSNF) in its shipyards at the Bay of Cadiz, the construction 547, named AL-DIRIYAH, in a ceremony held at its San Fernando facilities.

Hosted by Navantia’s Chairman and CEO, Ricardo Dominguez, the ceremony was attended by the commander of RSNF, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; SAMI CEO, Mr. Walid Abukhaled; Spanish Secretary of State for Defense, Ms. María Amparo Valcarce; Spanish Navy Procurement Director, Admiral Aniceto Rosique and other local authorities.

F/A-18 Completes Operational Demonstrations in India

Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] F/A-18 Super Hornet successfully completed operational demonstration tests at Indian Naval Station Hansa in Goa, India, reinforcing the Super Hornet’s ability to effectively and safety operate off Indian Navy carriers.

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets completed multiple ski-jumps, roll-in and fly-in arrestments, as well as performance flights, in a variety of weights in the air-to-air, air-to-ground, and air-to-surface configurations, meeting the Indian Navy test requirements.

Airbus to deliver connectivity services by Zephyr

Airbus has launched a connectivity services business through the creation of a dedicated HAPS Services Business based around Zephyr, Airbus’ leading HAPS technology platform. This will help enable it to industrialise rapidly and begin serving a substantial total addressable market, providing low-latency connectivity services from the stratosphere for telecommunications and Earth observation applications. The new business is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space.

Rostec to export upgraded Mi-171E helicopters

Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters, subsidiaries of Rostec State Corporation, have signed a contract to manufacture and supply a batch of upgraded Mi-171E helicopters to a foreign customer. The machines have uprated powerplants, improved avionics, and increased load-carrying capacity. 

The contract provides for the export delivery of the latest upgraded Mi-171E helicopters manufactured by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.

Naval Group partners with Italy's Grimaldi for PIAQUO

The European Life-PIAQUO project aims to reduce the impact of maritime traffic noise on marine ecosystems. It aims to develop concrete solutions for maritime transport, some of which will be tested on a Grimaldi ship.

A European project to protect underwater ecosystems Since September 2019, Naval Group has been leading the European Life-PIAQUO project, which aims to reduce the impact of maritime traffic noise on marine ecosystems.

Latest Russian military Choppers at HeliRussia'22

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new and upgraded versions of Russian helicopters at the 15th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition (HeliRussia 2022), which will be held from May 19 to 21, 2022 at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow.

At HeliRussia, Rosoboronexport will show its partners and potential customers Russian helicopters for a wide range of applications in various weather and climatic conditions in the form of scale models and advertising materials.