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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
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
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