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Defense Aerospace & Defense

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Feb 8- Brazil opened a formal complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, accusing the country of distorting the global aerospace industry with subsidies for planemaker Bombardier Inc. Brazil has threatened for months to open the WTO dispute, arguing that support for Bombardier's new CSeries was undercutting...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Feb 8- Brazil opened a formal complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, accusing the country of distorting the global aerospace industry with subsidies for planemaker Bombardier Inc. Brazil has threatened for months to open the WTO process, arguing that support for Bombardier's new CSeries was undercutting...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Feb 8- Brazil opened a formal complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, accusing the country of distorting the global aerospace industry with subsidies for planemaker Bombardier Inc. Brazil has threatened for months to open the WTO process, arguing that support for Bombardier's new CSeries was undercutting...

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    An analysis of satellite images shows a new and larger missile-related facility.

  • TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Feb 7- Taiwan plans to build 66 jet trainer aircraft, with a scheduled maiden flight by 2020, to bolster defences against China which has never renounced the use of force to take back what it sees as its territory. Taiwan's jet-making capabilities have "stagnated" for nearly 30 years with its aerospace industry falling behind other countries,...

  • TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Feb 7- Taiwan plans to build 66 jet trainer aircraft, with a scheduled maiden flight by 2020, to bolster defenses against China which has never renounced the use of force to take back what it sees as its territory. Taiwan's jet-making capabilities have "stagnated" for nearly 30 years with its aerospace industry falling behind other countries,...

  • In this June 2003 file photo, a Boeing 747 Iran Air plane is seen at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

    Boeing's agreement to sell passenger jets to Iran may not be directly impacted by new U.S. sanctions, but the deal still is at risk.

  • DUBAI, Feb 4- A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S.

  • DUBAI, Feb 4- A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S.

  • F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic Ocean in this handout photo taken May 19, 2015 and provided by the U.S. Navy.

    Lockheed's new deal for the F-35 jet lowered the purchase price by nearly 8 percent and steps up pressure to cut production costs.

  • Feb 3- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would sell its satellite imaging business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs, a San Francisco- based private satellite operator founded by former NASA scientists. As part of the deal, Planet Labs will acquire the Terra Bella business including the SkySat constellation of satellites, Alphabet said. http://bit.ly/2kqmTfL.

  • The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    This is the lowest price to date for the Pentagon's most expensive program.

  • Lockheed to unveil $8.5 billion F-35 contract

    The Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin are set to announce a deal for 90 F-35 jets.

  • The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports that according to Reuters, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense have inked a deal worth $8.5 billion for 90 F-35 jets.

  • The company, privately held Oxford Performance Materials, will announce a $10 million strategic investment from advanced materials company Hexcel Corp as early as Friday, adding to $15 million Hexcel invested in May and lifting Hexcel's equity stake to 16.1 percent, Oxford and Hexcel said. Oxford's parts will help Boeing lower costs and save weight on each...

  • Feb 2- Lockheed Martin Corp did not turn to Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, and his lobbying firm to steer through the cost dispute around the F-35 fighter plane, a company spokesman said. Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Lockheed, the world's largest defense contractor, sought Lewandowski's help after an initial discussion on...

  • Will the Iran deal unravel?

    J. Berkshire Miller at the Council on Foreign Relations talks about how Iran's latest missile test and U.S. sanctions could impact the Iran deal.

  • How THAAD might play out in South Korea

    Rodger Baker, VP at Stratfor, say that the U.S. is likely to push for THAAD deployment before the transition to a new government in South Korea.

  • More to be discussed when it comes to THAAD: Academic

    Sangin Park, Seoul National University, says that while it's likely that the U.S. and South Korea will uphold THAAD plans, more details need to be ironed out.

  • China's 'THAAD lookalike'

    Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at RAND, talks about U.S. ties with its Asian allies and the planned THAAD deployment in South Korea.

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