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More Eurocopters for police

The police have ordered a further two AS350B3 Squirrel single-engined light utility helicopters (LUH) at a cost of some R66 million. Once delivered,...

PwC finds management erred on A400M

An auditor report commissioned by countries that ordered the A400M military transporter from EADS unit Airbus has found management errors allowed huge...

A400M partners agree to seek funding deal

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The seven European nations that have ordered 180 Airbus Military A400M transport planes for 20 billion euro in 2003 have agreed to...

A400M buyers give Airbus deadline cold shoulder

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Buyers look set to ignore an end-of-January deadline from Airbus for a deal to bail out its A400M transport, after Germany refused...

Now or never on A400M rescue, says Airbus, EADS

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Airbus has taken a calculated gamble on its industrial and political future by attempting to force reluctant buyers into a last-ditch, three-week...

Government officials to meet on A400M next week

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Officials from countries that have ordered the delayed Airbus A400M military transport plane will meet next week to discuss a financing deal,...

Germany expects “sensible solution” to A400M dispute

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German economy minister Rainer Bruederle says he expects a "sensible solution" to ultimately emerge from a dispute surrounding the funding for planemaker...

Airbus pressures Germany over A400M deadlock

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Airbus has set itself on a potential collision course with Germany by signalling it might ditch a delayed 20 billion euro military...

A400M flies – but costs reportedly balloon 11bn euro

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport has made a successful three hour 47 minute (27 minute first flight, just over a...

Djibouti gets TETRA

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EADS Defence & Security has been awarded a contract by Germany's Federal Office for Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr...

It flies! The A400M makes first flight

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport took off from Seville airport this morning at 11.15am South African time – 10.15am...

EADS sets up Cyber Security Competence Centre

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European defence giant EADS has established a Cyber Security Customer Solution Centre (CSCSC) to meet a growing need for new solutions and...

Air Algerie buys four ATR 72 in $82M deal

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Algerian national airline Air Algerie has inked an $82 million deal with ATR for the acquisition of four ATR 72-500 airliners with...

Airbus A400M taxis for first time

The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster airlifter has moved under its own power for the first time as the aircraft began its programme of taxying...

EADS declines comment on potential fines

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Airbus parent EADS declined to comment today on media reports that a senior executive at the plane maker could face a possible...

SANDF Joint Operations concerned about strategic airlift

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The South African National Defence Force's Joint Operations Division says it is concerned about the country's strategic airlift capability and anxious regarding...

EADS D&S to provide Bulgarian fire brigade TETRA

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EADS Secure Networks (SN), an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security, has been awarded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance a contract to...

EADS Defence & Security and Integcomm win a key TETRA contract...

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EADS Secure Networks, an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security, has been awarded a contract through its South African partner Integcomm for the...

South African company supports peacekeeping in Africa *

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One of the unexpected benefits of South Africa's apartheid legacy was the development of a highly competent defence industry. This defence industry and its...

EADS buys into Fulcrum

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EADS Defence and Security (EADS) has taken a 25% shareholding in Fulcrum Defence Systems (FDS), one of the three short-listed bidders for Project Legend,...