News from Defence and Military Operations



2019/03/28 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

The French air force acquired its twelve C-130Hs between 1987 and 1990, enhancing its fleet with two used models in 1996. Carrying both conventional and special forces...


2019/03/27 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

India said Wednesday it destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world's most advanced space powers.In a rare address...


2019/03/14 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer, in the process of a partial takeover by US giant Boeing, announced a net loss of 669 million reais ($183 million) for 2018.Em...


2019/03/01 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

The US Navy's version of the F-35 stealth fighter jet is "ready for combat," officials said Thursday, marking another milestone in the development of the most expensi...


2019/02/11 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Spain will join a Franco-German project to build a new fighter plane to replace the Eurofighter and Rafale, the defence ministry said Monday.Defence Minister Margarit...


2018/12/19 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

China said Wednesday it opposed the "weaponisation" of space as it criticised US President Donald Trump's orders to create a new command centre for controlling milita...


2018/12/19 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of "Space Command," a new organizational structure within the Pentagon that will have overall control of mil...


Thales applies predictive maintenance to military electronics
2018/10/18 | AEROCONTACT | MAINTENANCE / MRO

Thales has been setting itself a double challenge for the last two years in favour of the French air force: to implement predictive maintenance in the military sector ...


Airbus invests € 60 million in new military aircraft logistics centre
2018/10/04 | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

To be operational in 2020Industry-led centralized spare part management to increase fleet availability of German Air ForceCapacities for future needs like German Torna...


2018/09/28 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

American F-35 stealth fighters have been used in a combat operation for the first time, officials said, marking a major milestone for the most expensive plane in hist...