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06 JUN 2019
France's Reaper fleet maintenance structure is coming together in Cognac

France's Reaper fleet maintenance structure is coming together in Cognac

While it waits for the MQ-9 Reapers' armaments capacity and the unmanned aerial systems in Block 5, the French air force is continuing to ... More
23 MAY 2019
Factory 4.0 working for MOC

Factory 4.0 working for MOC

"A major objective for Armed Forces ministers", MOC (maintenance in operational condition) regularly has fingers pointed at it, especially in the aviation domain, when aircraft ... More
28 MAR 2019
France's C-130Hs get a makeover

France's C-130Hs get a makeover

The French air force acquired its twelve C-130Hs between 1987 and 1990, enhancing its fleet with two used models in 1996. Carrying both conventional and ... More
27 MAR 2019

Modi declares India 'space superpower' as satellite downed by missile

India said Wednesday it destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world's most advanced space powers.In a rare address to the nation just weeks out from ... More
14 MAR 2019

Brazil's Embraer posts net loss for 2018

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer, in the process of a partial takeover by US giant Boeing, announced a net loss of 669 million reais ($183 million) for 2018.Embraer said the loss was a result of ... More
01 MAR 2019

US Navy's version of F-35 jet 'ready for combat'

The US Navy's version of the F-35 stealth fighter jet is "ready for combat," officials said Thursday, marking another milestone in the development of the most expensive weapons program ever."The F-35C is ready for ... More
11 FEB 2019

Spain joins France, Germany on new combat fighter

Spain will join a Franco-German project to build a new fighter plane to replace the Eurofighter and Rafale, the defence ministry said Monday.Defence Minister Margarita Robles will sign a letter of intent with her ... More
19 DEC 2018

China warns US against 'weaponising' space

China said Wednesday it opposed the "weaponisation" of space as it criticised US President Donald Trump's orders to create a new command centre for controlling military space operations."China has consistently proposed the peaceful usage ... More
19 DEC 2018

Trump orders US military to create 'Space Command'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of "Space Command," a new organizational structure within the Pentagon that will have overall control of military space operations.The command will be separate from Trump's ... More
18 OCT 2018
Thales applies predictive maintenance to military electronics

Thales applies predictive maintenance to military electronics

Thales has been setting itself a double challenge for the last two years in favour of the French air force: to implement predictive maintenance in ... More
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