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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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Northrop F-5 on ramp
Dec 19, 2016 - 10:46 AM
Russian aerospace firms exhibited in force at the recent Iran Air Show; license-production of the Su-30MK is mooted.
Dec 15, 2016 - 10:34 AM
The Israeli Air Force is planning to have its first squadron operational by the end of next year.
Boeing Strike Eagle
Dec 14, 2016 - 2:34 PM
The White House has blocked a Saudi request for precision-guided bombs out of concern for civilian casualties in Yemen. The UK government may follow suit.
HAL light combat aircraft
Dec 14, 2016 - 7:28 AM
The service is seeking about 20 twin-engine jets for the second indigenous aircraft carrier.
Advanced Super Hornet
Dec 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM
The manufacturer said it is relocating the corporate headquarters of its St. Louis-based defense group to be closer to the U.S. capital.
Mil Mi-17
Dec 13, 2016 - 1:59 PM
Instead, the U.S. will supply Sikorsky Black Hawks for the Afghan Army.
C295W in flight
Dec 9, 2016 - 7:33 AM
Major win for best-selling twin turboprop over rival C-27J, and the new Embraer KC-390 jet, after a long evaluation.
Dec 6, 2016 - 11:58 AM
India and the UK are the other customers to date; Boeing is wooing British suppliers to offset an expensive, uncompeted buy.
Prox Dynamics Black Hornet mini drone
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:23 AM
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
Dec 5, 2016 - 7:48 AM
MiG-29K and Su-33 jets are lost, and Su-33s flew the initial strikes on Syria, contrary to expectations.