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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
28 SEP 2018

US F-35 fighters fly first ever combat mission


American F-35 stealth fighters have been used in a combat operation for the first time, officials said, marking a major milestone for the most expensive plane in history.Thursday's mission took place against Taliban targets ... More
20 SEP 2018
Changes to come for the maintenance of French Air Force's A400M fleet

Changes to come for the maintenance of French Air Force's A400M fleet


"When it comes to maintenance in operational condition for the A400M, we need to recognise that things are moving into place relatively well", one pilot ... More
18 SEP 2018

Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike


Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday.The incident late Monday ... More
16 JUL 2018

UK seeks to allay Brexit fears at Farnborough air show


Britain sought to project an image of aerospace prowess long after it leaves the European Union, at the Farnborough airshow on Monday, as Airbus and Boeing announced a raft of deals and issued optimistic ... More
18 JUN 2018

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'Space Force'


President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "Space Force," which would become the sixth branch of the American military but which requires Congressional approval to take effect."I'm hereby ... More
06 JUN 2018
Four questions to Monique Legrand-Larroche, director of the DMAé

Four questions to Monique Legrand-Larroche, director of the DMAé


Engineer-General Monique Legrand-Larroche from France's Direction Générale de l'Armement, the director of the brand-new Aeronautical maintenance department (DMAé), was in attendance at the presentation of ... More
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