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13 NOV 2017

EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

The EU will move towards closer defence ties Monday with more than 20 states signing a landmark pact that aims to boost cooperation after Brexit and counteract Russian pressure.Similar efforts to deepen military links ... More
02 NOV 2017

India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers

India will purchase more than 100 armed helicopters for its navy to replace its outdated French-designed fleet in a military deal worth $3.2 billion, an official said Wednesday.The defence acquisition council approved funding for ... More
18 OCT 2017

The cost of French military maintenance

The costs of of French military MRO should see a slight drop in 2017, while targets for 2018 and 2019 are forecasting a rise in "programmed maintenance for aviation equipment" expenses for the 178 program, ... More
12 OCT 2017

Spain Eurofighter crashes after national day parade, pilot dead

A Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed on Thursday after taking part in a military display in Madrid for Spain's national day, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said."As a result of the accident, the pilot ... More
12 OCT 2017

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack

Sensitive data about Australia's F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday.The 50-person aerospace ... More
02 OCT 2017

At least 11 dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

A transport plane chartered by the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, military and airport sources told AFP.The Antonov transporter had just taken off with "several dozen people" ... More
29 SEP 2017
For Bruno Even, CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines,

For Bruno Even, CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines,

Appointed CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines in 2015, Bruno Even had previously been Chief Executive of Sagem. A graduate of Polytechnique and SupAéro, he began ... More
13 SEP 2017

US authorizes $5 bn sale of Super Hornet jet fighters to Canada

The US State Department on Tuesday authorized the $5.2 billion sale of 18 Super Hornet jet fighters and associated equipment to the Canadian military, in a deal that may depend on the resolution of ... More
08 SEP 2017
SpaceX launches secret US military space plane ahead of Irma

SpaceX launches secret US military space plane ahead of Irma

SpaceX successfully launched a secret US Air Force space plane on Thursday ahead of the arrival in Florida of Hurricane Irma.Live images broadcast by ... More
07 SEP 2017

NATO on guard ahead of major Russian war games

NATO has put Moscow on notice that it will be keeping a close eye on a major military exercise with Belarus next week, in a region still on edge after Russia's annexation of Crimea ... More
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