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Defence industry welcomes anti-terror wish list
An unprecedented attempt by the intelligence community to provide a wish list of anti-terror technology to defence manufacturers has been heralded as a "huge step forward" by industry.
Ministry of Defence's 'disastrous' decision over Chinooks
The shortage of helicopters in Afghanistan can be traced to a "disastrous" Ministry of Defence decision to try to economise by designing its own software.
Israel and India sign missile system deal
Israel's Rafael defense company will provide the Indian army with surface-to-air missile systems in a deal said to be worth over $1 billion.
Munitions factories 'working flat out'
For some it might seem distasteful, but the fact is that while many companies are going to the wall during the current recession there are factories that are working flat out to provide British soldiers in Afghanistan with the ammunition they need.
MAKS-2009 air show results in record $10 bln worth of contracts
Contracts totaling $10 billion dollars were signed during the MAKS-2009 air show outside Moscow, setting a record for Russia's most important biennial aerospace exhibition.
RAF Merlins train for Afghanistan
British Merlin helicopter crews have started four months of intense training in the United States ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan.