Russia to deliver engines for Indian MiG fighters
Rosoboronexport and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed a contract at the MAKS-2009 air show on the delivery of 26 RD-33 series 3 engines to India, Russia's state arms exporter said on Friday.
RIA Novosti

Munitions firm plans new factory
Plans have been unveiled for a multi-million pound munitions plant on the site of a former Wearside tyre factory.
BBC News


Defence procurement "harming" military's operational ability

The report by Bernard Gray, a former adviser to Labour defence ministers, has found that the problems were so severe they were "harming our ability ... to conduct difficult current operations".

The Telegraph

Leaked report criticises 'lethal' MoD procurement failings

The government was yesterday urged to publish a highly critical official report which concludes that soldiers' lives in Afghanistan are being put at risk by "political fudge" and Whitehall incompetence.

The Guardian

Defence Estates launches 10-year vision for military accommodation

The MOD has said today that it aims to have all UK service families living in the highest standard of accommodation by 2020. The aim is revealed in the Defence Estates (DE) 10 Year Accommodation Management Strategy which sets out plans for improving housing for both Service Families Accommodation (SFA) and Single Living Accommodation (SLA) over the next decade.

MoD Press Release

Britain rejects more Afghan troops

The British government has decided, primarily for financial reasons, that there will be no extra troops heading to Afghanistan, defense sources say.

UPI