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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Jun 27, 2010

Afghanistan The offensive in the Marjah region, a centerpiece of McChrystal's Afghan strategy, did not work, although the US military sings a different tune: a declaration of failure now would be just as premature as were declarations of victory three months ago. - Michael A Innes Jun 24, 2010

Afghanistan Whether or not General Stanley McChrystal loses his job as the top commander in Afghanistan, his showdown with United States President Barack Obama means the strategy being used in the battle against the Taliban will once again come under scrutiny. In Pakistan, too, the fallout from the tussle between the White House and the Pentagon will be felt; militants are keenly watching. Jun 23, 2010

Airbus, EADS EADS, which is preparing to start deliveries of air tankers to the Royal Australian Air Force, has also been busy promoting its Airbus Military A400M and C-295 in Australia. The A400M would be useful to Australia because "it is twice the size of the Lockheed Martin C-130 and carries twice the weight", says EADS corporate vice-president of international development for Asia Pacific and South America Christian Duhain. EADS has also been putting forward the C-295 to meet the military's requirement for fixed-wing short take-off and landing aircraft. The requirement has come about because late last year the air force retired its last de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou transports. Jun 22, 2010

Lockheed Martin New ZealandOs Lockheed Martin C-130H upgrade programme is years behind schedule, but...

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