Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

‘Business rescue’ was only viable option for South African Airways’ survival: Ramaphosa

‘Business rescue’ was only viable option for South African Airways’ survival: Ramaphosa

Published 09/12/2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Airways (SAA) had to be placed on “business rescue” because there was no other viable and financially workable option to [more…]

Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts

Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts

Published 05/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on Thursday, becoming [more…]

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Published 02/12/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey’s presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that [more…]

Taiwan ruling party says China ‘enemy of democracy’ after meddling allegations

Taiwan ruling party says China ‘enemy of democracy’ after meddling allegations

Published 25/11/2019

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s ruling party denounced China as an “enemy of democracy” on Monday following fresh claims of Chinese interference in [more…]

Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday

Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday

Published 21/11/2019

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet [more…]

Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

Published 18/11/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was launched into space in August, has completed its in-orbit testing [more…]

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

Published 18/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples [more…]

Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

Published 18/11/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for [more…]

Etihad Airways still has long way to go to become profitable: Group CEO

Etihad Airways still has long way to go to become profitable: Group CEO

Published 18/11/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways still has a long way to go to become profitable, Group CEO Tony Douglas said on Monday. “We [more…]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

Published 18/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, [more…]