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Boeing competitors get US$15b helicopter contract

The U.S. Air Force has requested news bids for a $15 billion (euro10.5 billion) contract Boeing Co. was awarded last November to replace 141 search-and-rescue helicopters used in combat.


Report: A nervous region eyes robust Chinese response to missing Malaysian plane

HONG KONG: From high-resolution satellites to advanced warships, China's military build-up is on full display in the hunt for a missing Malaysian jetliner - putting Asia on notice as to what Beijing might do in the future to further assert its regional presence.


MH370: Cost pressures mount as search drags on

SYDNEY: With the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entering a new, much longer phase, the countries involved must decide how much they are prepared to spend on the operation and what they stand to lose if they hold back.


Fears of escalating cost at Malaysia Airlines

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) share price fell in early trade yesterday after one of its Beijing-bound jetliners went missing early Saturday morning, only to regain ground later in the day to close a mere one sen lower at 24 sen per share.


World's largest amphibious aircraft can fly from China to near Sarawak(Update)

BEIJING: China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea. It can fly non-stop from China to near Sarawak, Malaysia, and back withour refueling.


Local boy builds underwater ROV business to compete with global players

Canadian sustainable forestry specialist, Chris Godsall, invented the world’s first logging submarine to salvage logs that were felled to make way for the construction of hydroelectric dams.


MAS loss widens to almost double the loss posted a year ago

PETALING JAYA: Ailing Malaysia Airlines (MAS), whose parent Khazanah Nasional Bhd is due to unveil sweeping changes under a much-awaited turnaround later today, painted a bleak picture for its outlook.


Unassuming aircraft a drawcard at Asia's arms bazaar

SINGAPORE: The star attraction at Asia's biggest arms and aerospace bazaar is an outwardly unassuming aircraft parked in a distant corner of the tarmac, past the sleek jet fighters and menacing attack helicopters. An operational P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft is on public display for the first time, with its manufacturer, Boeing, hoping for rich sales in a region that has two of the world's most tense maritime disputes.


Local company dips toe in potential offered by drones

Mention drones and immediately people thinks of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) used in conflict zones.


EADS subsidiary sells two helicopters to French Defence Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS and the world's leading helicopter manufacturer, has announced the purchase of two EC225s by the French Defense Ministry for the country's navy.