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Swedish Defence Materiel Administration orders AeroVironment Puma AE, Wasp small UAS

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AeroVironment has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AEâ„¢ and Waspâ„¢ air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. The order is the result of a competitive evaluation and procurement…

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Lockheed Martin provides Italian defense ministry with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft

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An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory developed by Lockheed Martin for intelligence, surveillance and...

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Boeing, Virgin Australia announce order for 23 737 MAX

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Boeing and Virgin Australia finalized a firm order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes with options for four additional 737 MAX airplanes July 6.

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

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Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Japan says no flights until Osprey confirmed safe

Posted July 25, 2012 by

Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in this country until its safety after two recent crashes has been confirmed. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Parliament July 24 that no flights would take place until investigations into the April and June crashes were completed and…

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Boeing delivers Africa’s first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

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Boeing Sept. 20 delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today’s 777F is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS. “This delivery marks another special day for Ethiopian Airlines and all of Ethiopia. We are not only becoming the first African carrier operating…

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United Kingdom military ‘unrealistic’ on cost risks

Posted May 15, 2013 by Cassandra Vinograd

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has taken an over-optimistic approach to its equipment budget, an influential committee of lawmakers warned May 14, expressing doubts that the department plagued by cost overruns and late delivery of projects has properly planned for potential pitfalls over the next decade. Britain’s military is shrinking from 102,000 troops to around 80,000…

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Pentagon wants more money for Israel’s Iron Dome

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Pentagon will press Congress for more money for Israel’s Iron Dome system designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, a boost for Israel as the Obama administration tries to dissuade the Mideast ally from launching a potential unilateral strike on Iran. The announcement from the Pentagon March 27 also comes as Obama has faced…

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Dempsey, NATO defense chiefs gather for conference

Posted April 24, 2012 by by John D. Banusiewicz

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will meet with his NATO counterparts and the defense chiefs of partner nations in a two-day conference that begins April 25 at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The chairman arrived here from Afghanistan today for the third stop in an overseas trip that began with a visit…

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Boeing announces final leg of 787 Dream tour

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The Boeing 787 Dream Tour will draw to a close with a seventh leg of international trips. During the tour, a refurbished flight test airplane has demonstrated the Dreamliner’s capabilities to more than 59,000 guests with an estimated 6,000 more to see it during the upcoming stops. May 23, the airplane known as ZA003 will…

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