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U.S. approves sale of drones to India: General Atomics
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The United States government has approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to India, the U.S.-based company said on Friday. Reuters reported earlier on Friday that the U.S. government was expected to authorize the sale of drones ahead of a visit next week by […]

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EU flexes military muscles with new defense plan
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By Robin Emmott and Jean-Baptiste Vey | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defense 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. It comes as tensions with Moscow and an inward turn in […]

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Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies
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By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON 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. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and […]

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India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip
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By Sanjeev Miglani and David Brunnstrom | NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalize relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Securing agreement on […]

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Paris Airshow: eight takeaways from the major aerospace event

Image copyright EPA The Paris Airshow is taking place this week at a very hot Le Bourget airfield, a few miles from the centre of the city. The event is held every other year – alternating with the Farnborough Airshow – and is a showcase for the world’s biggest commercial aviation and defence companies – […]

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White House aims to speed U.S. drone, wireless technologies
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By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The White House is bringing together drone makers, wireless companies and venture capitalists on Thursday to look at ways government can help speed new technologies to the marketplace. President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of General Electric Co, Honeywell International Inc and AT&T Inc AT&T Inc, […]

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Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal
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By Liana B. Baker | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Wednesday that it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee, making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event. The new deal, which goes until 2024, comes a week after longtime […]

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Russian jet ‘flies 5ft from US spy plane’ over Baltic Sea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US RC-135 reconnaissance plane is roughly the size of a civilian commercial aircraft A Russian jet flew within 5ft (1.5m) of a US reconnaissance plane’s wing tip over the Baltic Sea on Monday, US officials say. The encounter was deemed “unsafe” due to the Russian pilot’s “high rate […]

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