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Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport image
.... “It sounds a bit silly pumping noise into a control room but it’s something they need to do the job,” Anderson added. The system has been developed by Swedish defence manufacturer Saab, using technology from its Gripen fighter jet. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....And on Thursday, the Commerce Department said it would investigate claims by Boeing that its Canadian aerospace rival Bombardier is unfairly subsidised by taxpayers and has been selling planes below cost in the US. Reuters reported that, in response, Canada might reconsider its plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornets as it looks to upgrade its fleet of ageing fighter jets. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
....The stock price fell on the news, dipping about 3% in early trading on Tuesday. Lockheed has come under pressure for its F-35 fighter jet program, which has been plagued by delays and cost overruns. ...
Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey's Erdoğan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 02:30:02 PM
. Theresa May issued a stern warning to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about respecting human rights yesterday as she prepared to sign a £100m fighter jet deal that Downing Street hopes will lead to Britain becoming Turkey’s main defence partner. ...
Lockheed-Martin stock takes second hit from Trump's Twitter blitz on F-35 costs image
. Lockheed-Martin led defense stocks lower on Friday, after President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter salvo over the cost of the company’s F-35 fighter jet, in which he said he had asked rival Boeing to “price-out” an older aircraft as an alternative. ...
Defence spend pushes Japan to record budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:01:52 AM
....Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signed off a record defence budget in the face of territorial disputes with China and North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. Spending on fighter jets and submarines are partly behind the increase of 1. ...
Trump's tweet about Lockheed-Martin cuts $4bn in value as share prices fall image
.... The subsequent share price drop cut $4bn from the company’s value and is the latest of a series of attacks on businesses made by Trump. The Lockheed-Martin F-35 fighter jet is the most expensive military hardware program in history and is scheduled to quadruple production during Trump’s administration. ...
Lockheed Martin shares suffer after Trump F-35 tweet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 03:25:33 PM
....Mr Trump's missive comes a week after he condemned as "out of control" the cost of a new Air Force One plane being built by Boeing. Israel - which signed a deal this year for $38bn in US military aid - has ordered 50 of the new fighter jets, each priced at around $100m. ...
See China's new fighter jet in action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 09:43:58 AM
. China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter jet in public for the first time. ...
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Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 03:30:04 AM
....The radar-evading jets came in low showing off their manoeuvrability and setting off alarms in the nearby car park. It's the first time this country's top-of-the-line fighter jets have been seen in public and it's being viewed as a real statement of intent that China wants to close the technology gap with all other rivals. ...
Boeing receives order for 40 planes from Qatar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 01:41:55 AM
.... . There was a suggestion that the Qatar government may have delayed the Boeing passenger jet order to put pressure on the US to approve a deal for Boeing fighter jets to the Middle Eastern country - a deal which the Americans now look set to approve. ...

Islamic State fighters fleeing besieged Libyan city could cross the Mediterranean in migrant boats, Italy warns
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....Isil fighters who have been routed from their former stronghold of Sirte in Libya could try to enter Europe by hiding among migrants heading across the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats, Italy has warned. Hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters are fleeing Sirte after coming under sustained assault by Libyan ground forces and air strikes by US fighter jets and drones. ...

Ministry of Defence facing £700 million black hole after pound slumps against dollar
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....Rusi's Prof Trevor Taylor told BBC Radio Four’s World at One that the extra costs of buying US equipment could amount to a £700 million annual shortfall. He said that Britain had already committed to buying 50 Apache aircraft and 138 F-35 fighter jets as well as spares and support services for Chinooks and Trident missiles. ...

Grouse shooting: Glorious sport or environmental calamity?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
....A covey of grouse exploded out of the heather, cackling in alarm, “Go back, go back!” The birds flew with astonishing speed, hugging the contours of the moor, straight towards the guns. Most escaped the shots, turning as quickly as fighter jets, the unlucky ones falling in a flurry of feathers and a flash of their smart white spats. ...

RAF bombs Isil training base in Saddam Hussein's former palace
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 07:58:35 AM
. British fighter jets have destroyed one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces, which was being used by Islamic State as a training centre for foreign fighters. ...

Erdogan accuses West of 'writing the script' for Turkey coup
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:26:14 PM
.... President Barack Obama has said Washington will only extradite him if Turkey provides evidence of wrongdoing. The fallout from the abortive coup, in which more than 230 people were killed as mutinous soldiers commandeered fighter jets, helicopters and tanks in a bid to seize power, has deepened a rift between Ankara and its Western allies. ...

Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:58:08 AM
....Syrian rebels launched an offensive aimed at breaking the government's siege of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, where the UN estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical supplies. As the powerful, ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham faction announced the rebels' campaign, residents in the northern city's besieged opposition quarters burned tires to reduce visibility for fighter jets flying overhead, according to local activist Wissam Zarqa. ...
US sentences Chinese hacker for stealing military information image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 01:50:38 AM
.... . The hack had targeted information on transport planes and fighter jets that was then offered for sale to Chinese companies. ...

Long-awaited £70m F-35B jump jet arrives in Britain for the first time 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:43:17 PM
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Questor share tip: BAE Systems remains a defensive income favourite image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:20:42 PM
....7p Questor says HOLD . BAE Systems [LON:BA] shares moved 2pc higher yesterday after a solid set of annual results were given a lift from delivering Typhoon fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. ...
Sales and profits rise at BAE Systems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:38:04 AM
.... . Sales were helped by the delivery of Typhoon fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. ...
Who is Charles Woodburn, the man set to take the helm at BAE Systems? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:17:47 PM
....Woodburn’s experience of large projects will be vital, with the government pushing BAE to deliver orders on time and within budget after a string of defence programmes failed to do either. Another key task for Woodburn will be to complete a delayed deal with Saudi Arabia to sell a new batch of Typhoon fighter jets. ...
Rolls-Royce to cut dividend payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 11:47:14 AM
....Rolls has issued five profit warnings in the last two years and Warren East, chief executive, is likely to warn there are more struggles ahead when he unveils the engineer’s full-year results this week. The company makes engines for the Airbus A380 superjumbo, the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. ...
F-35 combat jet UK displays announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 10:33:46 AM
....The RAF says the aircraft will place it at the forefront of fighter technology. In November, Chancellor George Osborne outlined plans for Britain to speed up its purchase of the new fighter jets. ...
Shares in BAE Systems hit 10-month high on rating upgrade image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 05:33:02 PM
.... JPMorgan also believes the British government is “more supportive of defence” than it was in its first administration, when austerity was the focus. Sector wide, orders for European-built fighter jets have not been strong over the last decade. ...
Defence companies gain after Cameron's pledge on spending image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 06:57:40 PM
.... Setting out the Strategic Defence and Security Review, prime minister David Cameron said £178bn will be spent on military equipment over the next decade as it rushes to tackle fresh terror threats, in the wake of the attacks in Paris earlier this month. The government’s defence plans also include increasing the number of stealth fighter jets and introducing two new strike brigades. ...
City news: HBOS, Halfords, Burberry and BAE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 11:00:00 PM
Rolls-Royce and BAE to cut jobs as march of the makers stumbles again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 08:14:34 PM
....Shares in Rolls-Royce lost a fifth of their value after the engineer issued its fourth profit warning in a year, and said 2,000 jobs were at risk. Arms maker BAE Systems, meanwhile, is to cut 371 jobs in the UK due to falling demand for the Typhoon fighter jet. ...
Mining stocks sink as copper prices hit six-year lows  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 06:07:35 PM
.... . Shares in BAE Systems rose despite warning earnings would be flat for the year as it cut production of its Typhoon fighter jet. ...
BAE Systems to cut up to 371 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 12:36:40 PM
. Defence giant BAE Systems is to cut up to 371 jobs as the firm slows production of its Typhoon fighter jets. ...
Defence spending boosts airshow deals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 09:14:01 PM
....Additionally, Lockheed Martin won a $262. 8m contract from the US Air Force to service some of Saudi Arabia's fighter jets, and Embraer Defense & Security said Lebanon would buy six Super Tucano aircraft for basic missions and training. ...
Defence sales in focus at Dubai Airshow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 12:01:12 AM
....Among the 160 aircraft on display at the Dubai Airshow, it is the sleek, shiny passenger aircraft of Boeing and Airbus which Gulf carriers normally order in their hundreds. But alongside these are dotted the sharp-nose cones of fighter jets and the drooping rotor blades of the latest attack helicopters. ...
Bloodhound: the 1,000mph car built in Britain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:30:14 AM
.... . Bloodhound SSC, as the car is known, uses a prototype Rolls-Royce EJ200 Eurofighter jet engine and a hybrid rocket, with a Cosworth Formula One motor thrown in to act as an “auxiliary” power supply. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 12:27:02 AM
....5p, or 2 per cent, higher to 451. 7p as Kuwait signed a 20-year deal to spend up to €8bn (£6bn) on the Eurofighter jets that BAE builds with Airbus and Italy’s Finmeccanica. ...
FTSE 100 records biggest weekly gain since July  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 04:37:54 PM
....9pc to 451. 7p in afternoon trade, after reports surfaced Kuwait had signed a deal to buy Eurofighter jets for about $9bn. ...
FTSE 100 finishes in the green amid nerves frayed by China  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 09:43:00 AM
....The military parade is the first commemoration of the war under Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the leader is determined to make it a success. Factories have been shut and flights in and out of Beijing have been cancelled in an effort to clear the skies of smog for a display by fighter jets. ...
Branding Singapore's SG50 jubilee image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 11:11:02 PM
.... . The show has been put together by 12,000 participants and crew - among the highlights will be 20 fighter jets forming the number 50 in the sky. ...
Rolls-Royce profits cut in half as jet engine demand plummets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 07:51:25 AM
....5bn. BAE produces the Typhoon fighter jet, the Astute-class submarines, and Britain’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. ...
Lockheed Martin strikes $9bn deal to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 02:56:33 PM
....“Sikorsky is a natural fit for Lockheed Martin and complements our broad portfolio of world-class aerospace and defence products and technologies,” said Lockheed’s chief executive, Marillyn Hewson. Lockheed, which makes F-35 fighter jets, naval ships and government satellites, said the purchase would have no impact on its commitment to return cash to shareholders through dividends and a share buyback scheme. ...
BAE slashes cost of making Typhoon jet fighters as it seeks new export orders image
.... . Earlier Typhoons can operate as a strike or fighter jet, but they need to land and be reconfigured on the ground to make the switch. ...
Paris Air Show goes green amid sluggish sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of June 2015 11:47:54 PM
.... And yet the Paris Air Show remains the signature event for the aerospace and defence industry. If you're in the market for a fighter jet, passenger plane, satellite, or drone, the biennial show - the 51st since 1909 - is the place to be. ...
Race is on to tap 1bn barrels of oil in the Falkland Islands image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 02:00:26 PM
.... . However, under the protection of the British military, which maintains a significant presence around the Falklands – including a flight of the latest Typhoon fighter jets – British oil interests are unlikely to be seriously threatened by any Argentinian military intrusion. ...
Fraud office fined £180k for breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 01:15:53 AM
....The documents - including bank statements, hospital invoices and passport details - related to the SFO's investigation into allegations that executives at BAE received payments as part of an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The al-Yamamah deal involved the sale of tens of billions of pounds worth of arms by BAE to Saudi Arabia, beginning in the 1980s and ending in 2006 with the sale of 72 Typhoon fighter jets. ...
Britain's Middle East trade holds up despite strong pound image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of February 2015 07:00:07 PM
.... Despite maintaining significant exports, British business endured a tough year last year in the Middle East. BAE Systems failed to land a deal with the United Arab Emirates to supply Typhoon fighter jets, and a major oil concession held by BP and Royal Dutch Shell in Abu Dhabi expired. ...
Not fit to serve: Vladimir Putin exposes UK defence industry failings image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of February 2015 03:51:17 PM
.... Much of this defence manufacturing infrastructure was maintained into the 1960s, when Britain once again had to maintain a strong military capability in response to the growing threat posed by the Kremlin to Western democracy at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. The Vulcan bombers, armed with “Blue Steel” missiles, and Electric Lightning fighter jets, which then warded off the Soviets on our doorstep, were designed and manufactured in Britain. ...
Britain's ties with Abu Dhabi threatened by oil deal deadlock image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 13th of February 2015 04:54:05 PM
.... However, the relationship has also recently seen notable disappointments. In 2013, direct lobbying by Prime Minister David Cameron failed to secure a multi-billion pound Typhoon fighter jet order. ...
France wins deal to sell Rafale combat jet to Egypt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of February 2015 08:51:32 PM
....7bn). The deal is a breakthrough for the French defence firm Dassault which has spent years trying to win an export order for the fighter jet. ...
UK's key Gulf ally Oman faces catastrophe from Opec oil price war image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of November 2014 03:38:09 PM
.... . Muscat has also traditionally been a major recipient of British exports and is so far one of the few countries in the Gulf’s oil-rich Arab states to commit to buying Typhoon fighter jets from BAE Systems. ...
BAE's deal to upgrade F-16 fighters gets shot  down image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 6th of November 2014 05:57:11 PM
. BAE Systems has lost a major contract to upgrade South Korea's fleet of F-16 fighter jets after concerns the $1. ...
Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of October 2014 09:15:38 AM
.... An aviation fantasy from the realms of Star Wars, the F-35 is the most sophisticated, expensive and controversial jet fighter ever produced. From the advanced radar system in the nosecone to the thrust-vectoring nozzle at the rear, expore the futuristic fighter jet in more detail. ...
Inside the F-35 Lightning II - the invisible fighter jet image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of October 2014 07:00:35 AM
.... . Fourth generation fighter jets, which the F-35 is replacing, need external fuel tanks to fly long distances in combat, and they carry bombs and missiles on the exterior of the aircraft. ...
Uber France apologises for sexist promotion offering men free rides with 'incredibly hot chicks' as drivers image
....“Avions de Chasse” is also the name of the app Uber chose for the collaborative promotion. On its English-language website, it defines the phrase as “the French term for ‘fighter jets’, but also the colloquial term to designate an incredibly hot chick. ...
Market report: Citi warns of geopolitical tremors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 06:04:44 PM
....55-point fall to 6,676. 08 suffered by London’s benchmark index, with brokers citing the air strikes in Syria by the US and its allies as a reason for the sell-off, as well as the downing of a Syrian fighter jet by Israel. ...
F-35: the most intelligent fighter jet ever built image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 09:22:58 AM
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Russia hits West with food import ban in sanctions row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:00:07 PM
....Russian embargo: 'It's not the end of the world'. Pro-Russian separatists have shot down a Ukrainian Mig-29 fighter jet near Yenakiieve, in Donetsk region, Ukrainian "Anti-Terrorism Operation" spokesperson Olexiy Dmytrashkivskyi told the BBC. ...
Everything you need to know about the F-35, Britain's £70m new stealth fighter image
. You may have heard that Great Britain's £70m next-generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, had a bit of an accident this month. ...
The turnaround of France's defence giant Thales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:00:59 PM
.... The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer of sophisticated electronic systems, at the heart of hundreds of applications in modern warfare, commercial air travel and public transport. Its state-of-the-art technology is found in the most advanced military weapons such as air defence systems and missiles, the latest generation of fighter jets and aircraft carriers, as well as radars and sonars, commercial aircraft cockpits, rail signals and satellites. ...
West tightens noose on Russia's energy sector as geopolitical crisis deepens image
.... . Any proof that the passenger aircraft was blown out of the sky at 32,000 feet by a Russian fighter jet by mistake or by Russian missiles supplied to separatist rebels in the Donbass region may have huge political consequences, risking Cold War sanctions of such severity that Russia would be shut out of the global financial system. ...
US lifts fleet-wide grounding of F-35 fighter jet  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 04:18:58 PM
. The F-35 could still make its UK debut this week at the Farnborough International Airshow after US military officials lifted the fleet-wide grounding and said the fighter jet could make limited flights. ...
Russia withdraws delegates from Farnborough air show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of July 2014 12:29:18 PM
....While Russian government officials may have struggled to enter the show, its state-owned defence companies have not been barred from exhibiting at the privately owned event and were out in force. They ranged from Rosoboronexport, which supplied attack helicopters and grenade launchers to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, to the United Aircraft Corporation, which makes the MiG fighter jet, and Sputnik Insurance Centre, which says it is "one of the leading Russian insurers of rocket and space equipment". ...
Monday interview: BAE Systems' Ian King image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of July 2014 05:00:29 AM
. The F35 Joint Strike Fighter’s appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow this week is in doubt after an engine fire on the fighter jet last month grounded the entire fleet. ...
There’s going to be consolidation in defence, says BAE Systems chief image
....” . To reduce its dependence on large government-funded defence programmes such as the F-35 and Eurofigher Typhoon fighter jets, King has broadened the business into areas such as commercial avionics and the technology in planes: engine controls, flight controls and cabin management, for instance. ...
Why aerospace and defence are Britain's engines of growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of July 2014 11:05:21 PM
. An airport in Hampshire will this week play host to politicians, airline executives and military officials from across the world as the global aerospace and defence industry meets to parade the latest commercial airliners, fighter jets and drones. ...
India’s potential is huge, and we should cash in image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of July 2014 05:00:07 PM
.... Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague made the trip last week, doing their best to secure commercial links between the UK and its former colony. Top of the agenda were efforts to position British defence manufacturers — given that India’s preliminary agreement to buy 126 French Rafale fighter jets may fail, resulting in a new arrangement involving Eurofighter, which is partly built in Britain. ...
China national charged in hacking plot to steal US military data image
....Su Bin, who was arrested in Canada last month, is accused of working with two other suspects to steal data about military projects and sell it to China. Prosecutors said Mr Su was targeting information about fighter jets, military cargo aircraft and weapons. ...
Ministers must stop misleading consumers over true policy costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of June 2014 09:38:14 PM
.... . BAE’s decision to form a single subsidiary in Saudi with its joint-venture partner will help the maker of the Typhoon fighter jet to achieve that and ultimately entrench its position in the Middle East’s largest defence spender. ...
Chemring's Mark Papworth steps down as half-year losses widen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of June 2014 03:18:27 PM
....Chemring's chief executive, Mark Papworth, who was tasked with turning the troubled defence contractor's fortunes around, has left with immediate effect less than two years into the job. The company, which makes ejector seats for fighter jets and flares used to counter heat-seeking missiles, has been left reeling by defence budget cuts in the US, its largest market, over the past few years. ...
War is not cheap, but we must be prepared image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 29th of May 2014 05:20:27 AM
.... As relations with Russia continue to worsen, for example, it might prove necessary to play a part in the wider campaign of checking Vladimir Putin’s belligerence. Only last month, Britain deployed four Typhoon fighter jets to the Baltics as part of a Nato display of force against Russia. ...

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