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Czechs ink $630 million deal to get Israeli air defense

Oct. 05, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic signed a deal to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The SPYDER system, which is made by the Israeli state-run company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is...

Turkey wants compensation for ouster from US-led jet program

Sep. 30, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey intends to seek compensation for its removal from a U.S.-led stealth fighter jet program, possibly during a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on the margins of a Group of 20 meeting next month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. ...

China plans to unveil drones, moon rocket at air show

Sep. 28, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — A military drone whose manufacturer says it can cruise for 20 hours at 15,000 meters (50,000 feet) was among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in public for the first time Tuesday at the opening of the country’s biggest air show. ...

Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city

Sep. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia. Boeing said Wednesday it has selected Toowoomba city in Queensland state as the final assembly point for its unmanned Loyal...

Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and...

Pilot safely lands plane in Livingston Co after engine woes

Sep. 16, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed his single-engine aircraft in a field after encountering mechanical trouble Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police said. The 33-year-old pilot was able to land the plane with no damage or injuries in Handy Township in...

Pandemic hasn't dimmed Boeing's rosy prediction for planes

Sep. 14, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Boeing said Tuesday that the airline industry is showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, and it raised its bullish prediction about demand for airline and military planes and other aerospace products and services. The company predicted that the aerospace market...

US will give aircraft companies $482 million for pandemic

Sep. 13, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

The Biden administration is making $482 million available to aviation industry manufacturers to help them avert job or pay cuts in the pandemic. The taxpayer-funded relief will cover up to half of the payroll costs at 313 companies, according to the Transportation...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s goal for cleaner jet fuel may not fly

Sep. 10, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are promoting an agreement reached with the U.S. airline industry to cut aircraft greenhouse-gas emissions 20% by decade's end, but the deal might not fly. In an announcement Thursday, the White House unveiled an array of...

Taiwan's president commissions domestic-made naval warship

Sep. 09, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SU'AO, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president oversaw the commissioning of a new domestically made navy warship Thursday as part of the island's plan to boost indigenous defense capacity amid heightened tensions with China. President Tsai Ing-wen spoke at a naval base in...