The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training
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Thursday 24 March 2011
A French fighter jet has destroyed a Libyan plane after it violated the no-fly zone over the country, a US official said today.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
The first female British Typhoon pilot flew into action today as the RAF readied itself for another day enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Billions of pounds have been added to the bill for Typhoon fighter jets due to bad planning and "over-optimism" at the Ministry of Defence, a spending watchdog said today.
Sunday 30 January 2011
It is a measure of how far voice-control technology has come that you have just read this sentence. The original idea was that your correspondent would speak a line into a machine that turns what you say into text and then open with the gobbledygook the machine had "recognised". Sadly, the ugly facts rather killed the beautiful theory (or, as the machine, still not quite perfect, would have it, "the beautiful scenery").
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
A passenger airliner was diverted under a fighter jet escort today after a man began making threats on board.
Thursday 06 January 2011
China is years away from fielding a stealth aircraft, despite the disclosure of images indicating that it appears to have a working prototype, a US Navy official has said.
Friday 10 December 2010
BAE Systems is making more than 1,300 staff redundant in response to defence spending cuts.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Lord Hesketh, who labelled the £5.2bn project to build two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers a "disaster" that will make Britain a "laughing stock", has resigned as deputy chairman of Babcock International, the engineering group whose Rosyth yard, in Fife, is building the vessels.
Monday 08 November 2010
Lord Hesketh has resigned from his post as deputy chairman at engineering group Babcock International after branding the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier programme a "disaster".
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Royal Air Force manpower will be cut by 5,000 to 33,000 by 2015, and the iconic Harrier jump-jet removed from service under the Government's defence review announced today.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
A civilian navigator died after his ejector seat "detached and fell" from an RAF Tornado as he flew upside down during a test flight, an inquest heard today.
Saturday 16 October 2010
The drop intro has its place in the reporter's armoury, though it can easily look like the artifice it is.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Battle of Britain veterans will today be joined by members of the Royal Family for a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
BAE systems is looking for buyers for its Platform Solution aircraft avionics business headquartered in New York.
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