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21 FEB 2020

Future Combat Air System : France, Germany sign prototype contract for future fighter jet


France and Germany on Thursday gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe's next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by disputes over how the industrial work would be ... More
21 FEB 2020

SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit


SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 ... More
13 FEB 2020

German lawmakers approve funds for new Euro fighter jet


German lawmakers signed off Wednesday on the first funds for a cross-border project with France to develop a new fighter jet and reinvigorate an ambitious programme aimed at bringing together Europe's disparate military forces.The ... More
28 JAN 2020

US military jet crashes in Taliban territory in Afghanistan


A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents' suggestions that it was shot down.Afghanistan US Forces spokesman ... More
14 NOV 2019
RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM)

RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM)


Awarded six months ago by the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (DMAé) to Dassault Aviation, the RAVEL contract - or VErticaLIsed RAfale - is targeting ... More
13 NOV 2019

German air force rejects delivery of two Airbus A400Ms


Germany's air force said Wednesday it had refused delivery of two Airbus A400M transport planes over safety concerns, saying bolts holding the propellers on some already operational aircraft were loose."The armed forces have decided ... More
04 JUL 2019
The Agence d'innovation de la Défense is looking into non-destructive testing

The Agence d'innovation de la Défense is looking into non-destructive testing


The Agence d'innovation de la Défense (AID) recently launched a call for projects in the aviation MOC sector. It targets: "the improvement in non-destructive testing ... More
27 JUN 2019

Swiss ban aerospace firm Pilatus from operating in Saudi, UAE


Switzerland on Wednesday banned aerospace firm Pilatus from further operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after finding the Swiss company gave "logistical support" to the armed forces of both countries.The Swiss ... More
21 JUN 2019
Drone maintenance for the A400M

Drone maintenance for the A400M


Airbus Defence & Space's latest ambition is to develop its drone maintenance capabilities. The European aircraft manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish ... More
21 JUN 2019

The hawks who have Trump's ear on Iran


Donald Trump has pushed a tough line on Iran, and some close advisors have pressed the US president to get even tougher.He has abandoned an international nuclear agreement, slapped sanctions on Iran and added ... More
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