Archive: Defence

HMS Astute is an operational nuclear-powered submarine in the Royal Navy,

Trident renewal: Both inevitable and hypocritical

Contradictions and myths make it difficult for politicians to hold an intellectually coherent position on Trident. The resulting compromise is full of flaws - and could even be illegal.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Unite: ‘Off the shelf’ defence equipment from overseas will cost £1 billion in lost tax revenues

    Unite, the UK's biggest union, has welcomed a report - "Destinations of the Defence Pound" - which demonstrates that purchasing defence equipment from overseas suppliers will cost the UK £1 billion in lost tax revenues.

  • Unite urges jobs guarantee in EADS - BAE merger

    Unite, Britain's biggest union, has called for EADS and BAE Systems to give guarantees that no jobs will be lost as a result of merger if the two companies proceed with their plans.

  • Boeing 737 Breaks Single-Year Record for Orders and Deliveries

    SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] reached a record for year-to-date 737 deliveries with today’s delivery of the 377th Next-Generation 737. The delivery of the airplane, a 737-900ER (Extended Range) with Boeing Sky Interior for United Airlines, topped the previous record of 376 deliveries set in 2010.

  • Boeing, Icelandair Announce Commitment for 12 737 MAXs

    REYKJAVÍK, Dec. 6, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Icelandair announced a commitment today for 12 737 MAXs, valued at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The commitment by the Icelandic carrier includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with Icelandair to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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