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Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

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A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the company...

India clears purchase of Russian combat jets worth $2.4 billion

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India’s government on Thursday approved the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to another 59 planes, acting to beef up its air...

Airbus fine-tunes job cuts as CEO confirms 40% output drop

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Airbus was finalising an imminent restructuring plan expected to include thousands of job cuts on Monday as its chief executive confirmed plans to hold output...

Trump administration considers ending Congress’ review of arms sales – sources

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President Donald Trump’s administration is considering ending a long-standing system for congressional review of foreign weapons sales, congressional aides said on Thursday, a plan...

Rocket firm Relativity Space inks deal with Iridium for satellite launch

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Relativity Space has signed a contract with Iridium to launch six spare satellites for its communications network, the venture-backed rocket firm’s chief executive said,...

Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage on disputed Himalayan border

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Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to step back from a confrontation over a disputed stretch of border where a clash last week...

Taiwan boosts domestic defence development plan with new jet

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen oversaw the first public test flight of a new locally designed and made advanced jet trainer on Monday, part of...

China hands back ten Indian soldiers taken during border clash – Indian official source

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China has returned ten Indian soldiers captured during a deadly border clash earlier this week, a Indian government source said on Friday, as two...

Textron to cut jobs, stop making flight simulators at Montreal plant

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Textron Inc said on Thursday it would suspend the production of flight simulators at its plant in Montreal, Canada, and cut up to 1...

African nations seek UN inquiry into US racism, ‘police brutality’

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African countries are lobbying to set up a UN inquiry into “systemic racism” and “police brutality” in the United States and elsewhere, aiming to...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...