A referendum is set for May 18 in Switzerland on whether the country should buy JAS-39E Gripen combat aircraft, and Saab officials say they are confident that Swiss voters will approve it. (Gripen photo: Saab)
LONDON - The move, announced by U.K. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond in Parliament on March 17, will see several Eurofighter Typhoons deploy to Siauliai air base in April, where they will join Polish air force fighters also deployed for the operation. (Photo: BAE Systems)
Investigators probing the loss of a U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker in Kyrgyzstan last year have concluded that component failure and a lack of crew experience were key factors in the aircraft’s loss.
The Orlik Multi-Purpose Trainer (MPT) was rolled out from the company’s facility at Warsaw-Okecie Airport in Poland on March 7, and features a modernized glass cockpit and other systems to allow operators to carry out more basic tactical training and a lead-in to combat training.
LONDON - The talks heated up after comments by Airbus CEO Tom Enders at the company’s annual press conference on Feb. 26, during which he described the protracted negotiations and “bargaining” between Turkey and Airbus over the late delivery of Turkey’s first A400M as an “increasingly unbearable situation." (Photo: Airbus)
Plans by the U.S. Army to purchase another 100 Airbus UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters to support future rotary-wing training will not affect Airbus Helicopters’ plans to assemble AS350 Ecureuil/Astar helicopters in the U.S., company officials say. (Photo: US Army)
SpaceX Dragon expected to rendezvous with the International Space Station early Tuesday. Capture of the re-supply vehicle with the station's Canadian robot arm is scheduled for shortly after 7 a.m., EDT....More