Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

Dassault wins French contract to upgrade the Rafale fighter

Dassault wins French contract to upgrade the Rafale fighter

Published 14/01/2019

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France’s Dassault Aviation said on Monday it had received a contract from the French government to update the Rafale fighter jet as [more…]

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

Published 08/01/2019

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co unveiled a speedier and higher-flying version of a concept plane on Tuesday aimed at sharply reducing fuel use thanks [more…]

China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on far side of the moon

China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on far side of the moon

Published 05/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China’s space agency said, hailing the [more…]

China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon: Xinhua

China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon: Xinhua

Published 30/12/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time, the [more…]

Third prototype of China’s C919 jet completes first test flight

Third prototype of China’s C919 jet completes first test flight

Published 28/12/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - A third prototype of China’s home-built C919 narrowbody passenger jet completed its first test flight on Friday, its manufacturer said, in another [more…]

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

Published 23/12/2018

(Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first [more…]

UK police arrest man and woman over Gatwick drone disruption

UK police arrest man and woman over Gatwick drone disruption

Published 22/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested a man and a woman after rogue drone operators crippled London’s Gatwick Airport for three days by repeatedly flying [more…]

Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds

Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds

Published 22/12/2018

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX scrapped Saturday’s launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military due to strong upper level winds. The next [more…]

U.S. to help South Korea get flu drugs to North despite stalled…

U.S. to help South Korea get flu drugs to North despite stalled…

Published 21/12/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea, a South Korean official said on Friday, [more…]

Storms halt SpaceX’s first U.S. national security space mission

Storms halt SpaceX’s first U.S. national security space mission

Published 20/12/2018

(Reuters) - Thunderstorms forced Elon Musk’s SpaceX to postpone Thursday’s launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, which was poised to be the [more…]