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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
06 JUN 2018
An overview of Sabena Technic's work on aircraft MOC in the Pacific

An overview of Sabena Technic's work on aircraft MOC in the Pacific


Over 18 000 kilometres away from mainland France, the French Navy's Falcon 200 Guardians and the French Air Force's CN235s enjoy a specific MOC (Maintenance ... More
25 APR 2018
Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter

Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter


Airbus and Dassault Aviation announced Wednesday they intend to team up on the development of a French-German combat fighter, a project Paris and Berlin ... More
11 APR 2018

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria


An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said.An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the ... More
11 APR 2018

Russian helicopter crash kills 6 in far eastern city


Six people died on Wednesday when a helicopter operated by a local airline crashed in a city in far eastern Russia, investigators said.The Mi-8 helicopter belonging to Vostok airline crashed on a street in ... More
23 FEB 2018

Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets


Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa.The announcement came a month after ... More
07 DEC 2017
Queen inaugurates new 'best of British' aircraft carrier

Queen inaugurates new 'best of British' aircraft carrier


Queen Elizabeth II formally commissioned into the British navy the UK's newest and biggest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at a ceremony on Thursday.The ... More
06 DEC 2017

Israel says F-35 stealth fighter jets operational


Israel' military on Wednesday declared its newly acquired F-35 stealth fighters operational, making it the first country outside of the United States to put the ultra hi-tech jets into service.The Israeli Air Force currently ... More
23 NOV 2017

Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash


Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea.The families of the ... More
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