Christina Mackenzie

Senior European Editor Defense Tecnology Edition, Aviation Week

Posts by Christina Mackenzie

in Ares Oct 26, 2013

A visual tour of Adroit

The Adroit offshore patrol vessel, designed and built by France's naval systems group DCNS on its its own funds, has been on loan to the French....More
in Ares May 31, 2013

No Competition for A400M, Even in the US

With three A400Ms on the tarmac behind him, Rafael Tentor, Airbus Military's senior vice president programs said today in Seville that "we do not....More
in Ares May 31, 2013

Airbus Military unveils C295W

Airbus Military today unveiled the C295W, the W standing for winglets. It's not an entirely new aircraft but, Airbus Military claims, a much improved....More
in Ares Apr 19, 2013

France Had Tiger, Now Has Tiger HAD

The first production Tiger in the HAD attack configuration was delivered today by manufacturer Eurocopter to the French army which will test it for....More
in Ares Feb 27, 2013

First A400M Delivery 2nd Quarter Only

France will not receive its first A400M until the second quarter of this year instead of next month as was originally planned, Tom Enders, CEO of....More
in Ares Feb 14, 2013

Situation Degrades Rapidly in Sahel for Westerners

The situation in the Sahel (the area south of the Sahara) degraded rapidly today for Westerners as 41 people were taken hostage in eastern Algeria in....More
in Ares Jan 14, 2013

VIDEO: French Air Force Prepares Operation In Mali

Here is a video of the French air force preparing for Operation Serval (Mali)....More
in Ares Jan 14, 2013

Confusion After French Commando Operation in Somalia

French defense forces have been busy this weekend in Africa, not only in Mali as Amy Svitak has posted, but also in Somalia where confusion reigns....More
in Ares Dec 12, 2012

Photos of Neuron's First Flight

Neuron being prepared pre-dawn for first flight on December 1. Photo credit: Sébatien Randé for Dassault Aviation Final checks prior to first flight....More
in Ares Dec 12, 2012

More on no F-35s

Stewart Webb, whom I mentioned in my earlier post about Canada's withdrawal from the F-35 program and whom I wasn't able to call at the time because....More

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