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Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market


PARIS Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd, is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.


As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON The United States is expected to authorise India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.


North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.


American Airlines pushes back on Qatar Airways plan to buy stake

American Airlines' chief executive said on Thursday he is not "particularly excited" about Qatar Airways' interest in buying up to 10 percent of the U.S. carrier's shares, in a letter to employees following the state-owned Gulf airline's overture. | Video


Australia to send surveillance planes to help Philippines fight militants

SYDNEY Australia's defence force said on Friday it will send two military surveillance aircraft to assist Philippine soldiers fighting Islamist militants, as the archipelago nation battles to regain control of its southern city of Marawi.


EU flexes military muscles with new defence plan

BRUSSELS European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defence plan for decades on Thursday, agreeing a multi-billion-euro weapons fund, shared financing for battlegroups and allowing a coalition of the willing to conduct more missions abroad.


Boeing wins Paris order race after launching new model

PARIS Boeing won a race for new business at the Paris Airshow, rolling out a new model of its best-selling 737 airliner that helped it claim back the order crown from rival Airbus | Video

Europe sets sights on cheap rocket engine by 2030s

PARIS Europe aims to develop a low-cost, reusable rocket engine for use after 2030 under a deal between Airbus Safran Launchers and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Sales chief says Boeing won 571 orders and commitments

PARIS Boeing said it had won 571 orders and commitments for jetliners at the Paris Airshow, upstaging European rival Airbus after the launch of a new model of its 737 MAX passenger jet.


Airbus: Would respond if Boeing mid-jet succeeds, but unlikely

PARIS Airbus sales chief John Leahy said on Thursday Airbus would probably respond if Boeing launches a jet in the middle of the market and makes it a sales success, but that he did not think either of these things would happen.


Exclusive - South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear programme

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defence system. | Video


Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders.