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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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Defense One Summit discussion
Nov 18, 2016 - 1:52 PM
U.S. senator and war veteran Cotton is among names the president-elect was considering to head the Pentagon.
F-22 Raptor
Nov 16, 2016 - 7:47 PM
The unspecified 'in-flight weapons system maintenance issue' on one F-22 affected its radar cross section.
RD-93 engine on display
Nov 16, 2016 - 12:55 PM
The FC-31 was a no-show at Zhuhai, and Pakistani officials dampened speculation about a buy.
Chinook in flight
Nov 14, 2016 - 10:34 AM
The aircraft will replace the service's fleet of aging Super Pumas.
Eurofighter Typhoon
Nov 14, 2016 - 9:12 AM
But the vital RAPTOR reconnaissance pod cannot be transferred from the retiring jets.
Predator C Avenger ER
Nov 11, 2016 - 11:46 AM
The extended-wing variant of the jet-powered Avenger increases endurance to 20 hours, the manufacturer says.
Nov 7, 2016 - 10:26 PM
The initial assignments cover 8 percent of the repairable work the Department of Defense plans to make available outside of the U.S.
Beriev Be-200
Nov 7, 2016 - 11:45 AM
Production of the Beriev Be-200 has been resumed with improvements, leading to new interest, says maker.
Chinese CH-5 unmanned aircraft
Nov 6, 2016 - 11:43 PM
For all of China's efforts to showcase new fighter aircraft, the biennial event demonstrated that Beijing still relies on Russian technology.
B-21
Nov 6, 2016 - 5:41 PM
The government watchdog agency released a declassified version of its February decison denying Boeing's protest of the B-21 contract award.