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2020/11/04 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

The United States has agreed to sell four armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan, the State Department announced Tuesday, helping to boost the island's defenses as China ...


2020/09/09 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

China's biennial airshow will be held as scheduled in November, organisers insisted late Wednesday, backtracking on an earlier statement that said the coronavirus had ...


2020/04/20 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Germany confirmed Monday it aims to replace its ageing fleet of Tornado fighter-bombers with aircraft from both European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing.Berli...


2020/04/12 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

France on Sunday began an unprecedented operation to isolate 1,900 sailors after 50 naval personnel tested positive for COVID-19 aboard its nuclear-powered aircraft c...


2020/02/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

France and Germany on Thursday gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe's next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by ...


2020/02/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 an...


2020/02/13 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

German lawmakers signed off Wednesday on the first funds for a cross-border project with France to develop a new fighter jet and reinvigorate an ambitious programme a...


2020/01/28 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insur...


RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM)
2019/11/14 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

Awarded six months ago by the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (DMAé) to Dassault Aviation, the RAVEL contract - or VErticaLIsed RAfale - is targeting the in-depth...


2019/11/13 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Germany's air force said Wednesday it had refused delivery of two Airbus A400M transport planes over safety concerns, saying bolts holding the propellers on some alre...