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Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show is one of the preeminent air shows in the world. It is held every two years at the historic Le Bourget Airport. The air show attracts the leading commercial and defense aviation companies from around the world. Air forces across the globe send officers to discover the cutting edge technologies in the aviation industry.

Russia Takes Spotlight in Paris as U.S. Takes Bow

Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 fighter soars over the 2013 Paris Air Show., Ho Lin

PARIS – The world’s largest air force sat on the sidelines here at the Paris Air Show and watched as Russian aircraft, especially the Su-35 fighter jet, stole the headlines throughout the week. The U.S. didn’t send one of its planes to fly in the event, held at the historic Le Bourget airfield, after Defense Department officials froze spending ... more

MEADS Future Remains Unclear After $4B Investment

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Distaste for the Medium Extended Air Defense System has gotten so bad that a Congressman recently compared the program to the scene in "Fatal Attraction" when Glen Close pops out of the tub after Michael Douglas thought he’d drowned her. "You think [MEADS] is dead and it keeps popping out of the bathtub again," said Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J. ME... more

Lockheed Reassigns Workers to Fix F-35 Software

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PARIS -- Lockheed Martin Corp. has reassigned 200 engineers to work on the F-35 fighter jet's software, a problem area that Defense Department officials fear could cause more delays to the program. The Bethesda, Md.-based company, the world's largest defense contractor, permanently assigned the employees to the Joint Strike Fighter program, acc... more

Russian Firms Maintain Syrian Support in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at Belfast International Airport, in Northern Ireland, on Monday, June 17, 2013.

PARIS -- Russia's defense companies will continue selling weapons to the Syrian government until the international community issues sanctions forcing them to stop, said Vladimir Artyakov, head of the delegation of the Russian Technologies State Corporation. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his military have used these weapons, including att... more

Patriot Harvests Technologies from MEADS

A Patriot Missile operator with the 1-1 Air Defense Artillery, Charley Battery, simulates unlocking the launcher caps during a field training exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, in October.

Raytheon hopes to add to the list of countries protected by Patriot missile defense systems as the company begins to harvest technologies from Lockheed Martin's canceled Medium Extended Air Defense System. More than 200 Patriot fire units are spread across 12 nations, including the U.S. The future of the Patriot program was jeopardized with the... more

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