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May 14, 2024
US imposes trade curbs on Chinese firms over balloon incident

Washington (AFP) May 10, 2024
The United States added 37 Chinese entities to a trade blacklist Thursday, including some companies accused of supporting a suspected spy balloon that flew over US soil last year. The Commerce Department said it also took aim at those that sought to acquire US goods to advance China's quantum technology capabilities. "These activities have substantial military applications and pose a significant threat to US national security," said the Commerce Department in a statement. Companies added to ... read more
Fighter jet crashes at Singapore airbase
Singapore (AFP) May 8, 2024
An F-16 fighter jet crashed at a military airbase in Singapore on Wednesday with no casualties, the defence ministry said. ... more
Australian PM calls China warplane conduct 'unacceptable'
Sydney (AFP) May 7, 2024
Australia chastised China on Tuesday over its "unacceptable" behaviour in international airspace, accusing a Chinese warplane of firing flares in the path of one of its navy helicopters. ... more
Health body recommends Brussels night flight ban
Brussels, Belgium (AFP) May 7, 2024
Belgium's health authority called Tuesday for a ban on night flights to and from Brussels airport to protect around 160,000 residents from noise pollution. ... more
Air Force secretary gets taste of future of aviation combat in AI-piloted craft
Washington DC (UPI) May 4, 2024
An AI-piloted experimental fighter gave Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall a glimpse of the future during a relatively low-speed demonstration flight this week. ... more
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Japan confirms navy choppers collided in April accident
Tokyo (AFP) May 2, 2024
Two military helicopters with eight people on board that crashed last month collided with one another, Japanese officials said Thursday citing analysis of flight recorder data. ... more
NASA's Arctic Balloon Missions Set for 2024 Sweden Campaign
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 01, 2024
In mid-May, NASA is slated to initiate the 2024 Sweden Long-Duration Scientific Balloon Campaign at the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna, Sweden, located north of the Arctic Circle. This endeavor wi ... more
Supersonic fighter crashes in New Mexico national park
Los Angeles (AFP) April 30, 2024
A US fighter plane crashed into a national park in New Mexico on Tuesday, the Air Force said. ... more
NASA uses small engine to enhance sustainable jet research
Cleveland OH (SPX) Apr 29, 2024
Located inside a high-tech NASA laboratory in Cleveland is something you could almost miss at first glance: a small-scale, fully operational jet engine to test new technology that could make aviatio ... more
Sri Lanka leases white elephant airport built with Chinese loans
Colombo (AFP) April 26, 2024
Sri Lanka said Friday it had leased a white elephant international airport built with Chinese loans to a foreign joint venture, as the island nation's bankrupt government seeks to offload loss-making assets. ... more
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Croatia gets French fighter jets in major arms purchase
Zagreb (AFP) April 25, 2024
Croatia took delivery Thursday of six Rafale fighter jets it has bought from France in the country's biggest arms purchase since its 1991 war of independence. ... more
Airbus net profit soars 28% in first quarter
Paris (AFP) April 25, 2024
European aviation giant Airbus posted a 28 percent increase in first-quarter profit Thursday through rising deliveries and production, a day after arch-rival Boeing reported a loss. ... more
Electrifying flight: RTX's new lab tests advanced propulsion technologies
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2024
At a new lab in Rockford, Illinois, a vital experiment with a rectifier, small enough to be carried in a backpack, begins. This rectifier, part of a dynamometer setup, is key in converting alternati ... more
U.S. military joins Japan in search for missing 7 MSDF crew from helicopter crash
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 23, 2024
Japan's Defense Minister Minoru Kihara on Tuesday said the United States will join search-and-rescue efforts for the seven missing Maritime Self-Defense Force members after two helicopters went down in the Pacific on Saturday. ... more
Major search operation after Japan navy choppers crash
Tokyo (AFP) April 22, 2024
A major search operation continued off Japan on Monday for seven people missing after two navy helicopters apparently collided over the weekend, with one crew member confirmed dead. ... more
Ukraine says it downed Russian long-range strategic bomber

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) April 19, 2024
Ukraine said Friday that, for the first time since Russia's invasion, it had downed a Russian long-range bomber used to fire cruise missiles at cities across the war-battered country. "For the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the air force in cooperation with the defence intelligence of Ukraine destroyed a Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber," Ukraine's military said in a statement on social media. Russian officials said the plane had crashed over the southern Stavropol region while fl ... read more
Ukrainian fighter pilots train in France during European training drive
Paris (AFP) April 12, 2024
Future Ukrainian fighter pilots likely to fly American F-16 aircraft are receiving their initial training in the south of France with the French Air Force, the French defence minister said on Friday, amid a European training push. ... more

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Serbia eyes French fighter jets to boost its military
Belgrade (AFP) April 12, 2024
Serbia's president is confident his country will soon buy French fighter jets, the latest foray in a surge of arms deals with Europe, China and Russia made possibly by a tripling of Belgrade's military budget in the past decade. ... more
NASA unveils OVERFLOW to better predict air taxi performance and noise
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 05, 2024
NASA's introduction of the OVERFLOW software marks an important moment for the future taxi systems. Developed as part of NASA's Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission, OVERFLOW is engineered to precise ... more
China's Aviation giant set to deliver new sightseeing Airships
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 02, 2024
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), a leading player in the China's aviation sector, has announced that its latest venture into the skies, the AS700 civilian airship, is gearing up fo ... more
AI Technology Achieves New Heights with Successful Flight of Kratos MQM-178 Firejet
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 01, 2024
In a significant advancement for autonomous aviation, Shield AI, in collaboration with Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) has reported completion of the initial phase of AI-p ... more
Japan unveils next-generation passenger plane project
Tokyo (AFP) Mar 27, 2024
Japan announced plans on Wednesday to develop a next-generation passenger jet over the next decade after the last struggling attempt, led by a private company, was scrapped a year ago. ... more
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