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Airbus delivers first A400M military transport plane

Airbus delivers first A400M military transport plane

After years of delays and huge cost over-runs, Airbus on Monday delivers its first A400M military transport plane, handing over the huge turboprop to France at its Spanish assembly plant. The pan-European aircraft maker expects the ceremony at the Airbus […]


Israel ‘angry’ with new Iran-West logic: Rouhani

Israel ‘angry’ with new Iran-West logic: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Israel was “upset and angry” with signs of an emerging new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a UN summit his country was […]


Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran ‘alone': Netanyahu

Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran ‘alone': Netanyahu

Israel is ready to act alone to stop Iran making a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, in a warning against rushing into deals with Tehran’s new leaders. “Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If […]


US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

The US military’s bureaucratic watchdog on Monday accused companies building the F-35 fighter of shoddy management that could jeopardize the reliability, performance and cost of the aircraft. The Pentagon inspector general cited 363 problems in the design and manufacture of […]


Iran unveils short-range reconnaissance drone

Iran unveils short-range reconnaissance drone

Iran’s army unveiled a highly mobile propellant-powered reconnaissance drone on Saturday, according to local media. The drone, named “Yasseer,” can fly for eight hours with a range of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and reach an altitude of 4,500 meters (15,000 […]


US troops won’t get paid during shutdown: Pentagon

US troops won’t get paid during shutdown: Pentagon

The US military’s nearly 1.4 million troops will stay on the job in the case of a government shutdown but they will not get paid, the Pentagon said Friday. And if Congress fails to agree on a new budget measure […]


Researchers warn of ‘hit and run’ cyber attackers

Researchers warn of ‘hit and run’ cyber attackers

Security researchers said Wednesday they uncovered a “cyber mercenary” team which specializes in attacks on targets in Japan and South Korea, and warned of more operations of that nature. Kaspersky Labs identified the group as “Icefog,” and said evidence points […]


US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

The Pentagon is shifting its drone operations from a US base in Djibouti to a more remote airfield after local officials voiced concern about possible collisions with commercial aircraft, officials said Wednesday. “There was a concern over what would happen […]


Israel challenged by Iran charm offensive: analysts

Israel challenged by Iran charm offensive: analysts

As Iran’s new president reaches out to the West with a message of moderation, Israel’s hawkish approach on Tehran’s nuclear program looks likely to come under pressure, experts say. President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday emphasized the peaceful nature of the […]


 
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