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May 10, 2012

Germany Extends Counterpiracy Mandate

The Bundestag, the German parliament, voted today to extend Germany's participation in Operation Atalanta, the EU counterpiracy mission off the coast....More
May 09, 2012

Airbus Military Duo: A400M Meets FSTA

Airbus Military may have had to delay the start of functional and reliability testing of the A400M because of issues with one of its TP400D engines,....More
May 08, 2012

AEHF-2 Covers Europe

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral last Friday is positioned in geostationary orbit over....More
May 08, 2012

Naive Volunteers

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière is satisfied with the first intake of volunteers since the end of compulsory military service last year....More
May 04, 2012

A400M: Meeting Its Customers

Airbus Military is taking its A400M on somewhat of a road show. With less than a year to go before the military airlifter is due to enter service....More
May 04, 2012

JSF Goes To Hollywood (Possible Avengers Spoilers)

Last night I saw the new Avengers 3D movie and was interested to see that the JSF was one of the aircraft featured. Operating from an airborne....More
May 04, 2012

UAE V-22 Deal Nears Closure

After years of turbulent development and cost problems, the Bell-Boeing team is finally closing in on its first foreign sale of the V-22 Osprey....More
May 03, 2012

Raptors in the Sandbox

As tensions between Iran and the U.S. and Israel continue to mount over the former’s pursuit of nuclear weapons technologies, the U.S. has quietly....More
May 03, 2012

Poles Patrol Baltic Airspace

MiG-29s are patrolling the skies of the three Baltic states, not for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. The....More
May 02, 2012

London's Air Defense Shield

London this week will see an exercise of likely security measures for the Olympic Games starting in July.  As part of that layered umbrella of....More
May 02, 2012

RAF Fighters Return to RAF Northolt

The RAF has now redeployed some of its Eurofighter Typhoons to RAF Northolt in the west of London to participate in a major security exercise in....More
May 01, 2012

White House Offers NATO Summit Pre-briefing

Don’t expect the contentious Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) system to get any discussion time at the NATO summit in Chicago next month,....More
Apr 30, 2012

French Air Force Checks Out Tablets

The French air force is experimenting with tablets to see what their utility in a military environment might be. A trial phase is being undertaken....More
Apr 30, 2012

U.K. Tightens Export Rules for Argentina

The 30-year anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands may have come and gone, but that has not led to an easing of tensions between the U.K. and....More
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