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February 22, 2017, 7:28 AM

Airbus Pleads for Relief as A400M Losses Mount

Company wants the European launch nations to reduce the penalties they are extracting for late deliveries and performance shortfalls.

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus
Sep 21, 2016 - 11:37 AM
The service plans to repair 15 grounded F-35As by December; it will then implement the fix on 42 jets on Lockheed Martin's assembly line.
MATRICs chip
Sep 21, 2016 - 10:06 AM
The company’s US-based Electronics Systems business has used DARPA funding to develop flexible, wide-spectrum integrated circuits.
General Atomics reusable concept SUAS vehicle
Sep 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM
The capability to operate in contested environments, autonomy and networking will be key future capabilities, experts say.
Mil-25M in flight
Sep 20, 2016 - 12:07 PM
Mil Mi-17/24/35 rotorcraft are a key weapon against terrorism for the African state.
Artist's rendering of B-21 Raider
Sep 19, 2016 - 12:05 PM
The service announced the name of the new long-range strike bomber after a suspenseful build-up at the annual Air Force Association conference.
Sep 16, 2016 - 4:52 PM
Insulating material around an avionics cooling line in a fuel tank was found to be shedding, the F-35 Joint Program Office said.
China's L-15Z on ramp
Sep 16, 2016 - 7:30 AM
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence Show, the first export examples were shown equipped with Chinese weapons
Sep 15, 2016 - 11:15 AM
The case could set a legal precedent on armed forces' buying decisions.
Sep 15, 2016 - 5:54 AM
The SPECTRO XR is a long-range, multispectral sensor ball for ISR and targeting, with a launch customer
Boeing T-X1 jet trainer
Sep 13, 2016 - 2:03 PM
The manufacturer and partner Saab of Sweden rolled out the new jet during a rousing ceremony in St. Louis.