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The Military Industrial Complex
October 24, 2014
Oshkosh Defense cutting hundreds of jobs
Oshkosh, Wis. (UPI) Oct 10, 2014
Hundreds of workers at Oshkosh Defense are to lose their jobs in December as a result of lower U.S. defense spending, the company announced. The workforce reduction will affect between 250-300 hourly-wage workers and 70 salaried positions. "We continue to reshape our workforce as a result of significantly lower U.S. defense spending and dramatic reductions in military vehicle production," said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. ... read more

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German push onto world stage hit by defence failures
Embarrassing German military hiccups in sending weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have proven a "reality check" for Berlin which is seeking a bigger role in international crises, analysts said Monday. ... more
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Poland, Pakistan, Lebanon seek U.S. military hardware
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency says U.S. allies are seeking to buy more than $800 million worth of missiles, helicopters and armored vehicles. ... more
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Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17
The Netherlands is to increase defence spending after being hard hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said on Tuesday. ... more
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Airbus to restructure defence division, sell off units
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it would sell off several subsidiaries at its defence division to focus on its core businesses of space activities, military planes and missiles. ... more
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'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
"All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. ... more
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Israeli arms sale to Ukraine blocked: report
A proposed sale of Israeli weapons including drones to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonising Russia, Channel Two television reported on Monday. ... more
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US second lady attends London Games for injured troops
US second lady Jill Biden was the star guest of Prince Harry on Saturday at the third day of the Invictus Games, a Paralympics-style event for wounded troops organised by the British royal. ... more
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USTRANSCOM taps MCR Federal for financial support services
U.S. Transportation Command is to receive comprehensive financial services support from MCR Federal, a program management company. ... more
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India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica
India will not sign any new contracts with Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica but will honour existing ones, a defence ministry source said Tuesday, after a chopper deal was scrapped over a bribery scandal. ... more
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British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon
An arbitration tribunal in Britain has denied a Home Office claim for damages and a return of money from Raytheon in a dispute resulting from a contract termination. ... more
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German coalition bickers over arms exports
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia. ... more
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Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc. ... more
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Denel to buy BAE Systems company in South Africa
A BAE Systems company in South Africa that produces military vehicles is to be sold to the country's Denel Group. ... more
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"Red tape" should not mar India-US defense cooperation: Hagel
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that India and United States should not let "bureaucratic red tape" thwart the momentum of defence partnerships between two of the world's largest democracies. ... more
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Rheinmetall cuts targets after veto on Russian contract
Rheinmetall, the German maker of auto parts and defence technology, said Thursday it is cutting its full-year targets after the government blocked a major contract with Russia. ... more
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In-service support sector for military platforms to grow
Military budget constraints around the world are fueling growth in the in-service support sector of the defense industry, according to new report. ... more
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Lebanon army urges France to speed up weapons delivery
Lebanon's army chief General Jean Kahwaji urged France on Tuesday to speed up the delivery of weapons under a Saudi-financed deal, as his troops battle jihadists on the Syrian border. ... more
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Big win from Army for small Michigan business
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Military selects Liquidity Services for continued sale of surplus
A new contract to sell the Department of Defense's usable, non-rolling surplus has been given to Liquidity Services Inc. ... more
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IronPlanet to sell surplus U.S. military heavy equipment
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Russian company drawing up security ideas for Latin America
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Unisys continues services for DISA
The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has contracted Unisys to continue providing data center support services. ... more
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EU to prepare defence sanctions against Russia: Austria FM
The European Commission will shortly begin work on defence sector sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said. ... more
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Britain still exporting arms to Russia: MPs
Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow. ... more
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