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April 24, 2015
Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba
Bogota (AFP) April 22, 2015
A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat. Da Dan Xia, which has been held since last month, was loaded with undeclared military equipment including about 100 tonnes of gunpowder, 99 projectile bases and 3,000 artillery cartridge cases, according to Colombian authorities. The freighter had been due to stop in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla before ending ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Beijing poised to take 'de facto control' of S. China Sea: Philippines

China's island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament

US says learned from N.Korea, Iran nuclear deal 'different'

Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

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US State Dept approves $1bn military sale to Pakistan
The US State Department has approved the sale of almost a billion dollars' worth of advanced helicopters and missiles to Pakistan to help its counter-terror operations. ... more
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Raytheon UK, Home Office settle contract dispute
The British subsidiary of Raytheon and the government's Home Office have settled their protracted dispute over cancellation of a contract. ... more
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UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. ... more
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Raytheon, Poland's MESKO increasing collaboration
Raytheon's Missile Systems business is expanding its cooperation with Polish missile and ammunition manufacturer MESKO with the signing of a Letter of Intent. ... more
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Airbus DS sells Rostock System Technik subsidiary
Airbus Defense and Space has announced the sale of its aerospace engineering subsidiary, Rostock System Technik GmbH, to Ferchau Engineering GmbH of Germany. ... more
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China becomes world's number three arms exporter: study
China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world's number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. ... more
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China becomes world's number three arms exporter: study
China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world's number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. ... more
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Defence firm wants damages from Germany over blocked Russia contract
Defence technology and auto parts group Rheinmetall has demanded 120 million euros in damages from the German government after Berlin blocked a major contract with Russia over the Ukraine conflict, reports said Friday. ... more
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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut
Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, as a rift between the two countries deepened with Sweden cutting military ties after a row over a human rights speech. ... more
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Saudi Arabia becomes top arms importer: study
Saudi Arabia overtook India in 2014 as the world's biggest importer of defence equipment, fuelled by tensions in the Middle East, according to a study published Sunday by respected analysts IHS Jane's. ... more
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Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress
Former American military commander and CIA chief David Petraeus will plead guilty to illegally providing classified secrets to his mistress, a dramatic fall from grace for a general once lauded as a war hero. ... more
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Montenegro extradites accused arms traffickers to US
Montenegro on Wednesday extradited to the United States three international arms traffickers who face charges in New York of conspiring to supply Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels with weapons intended to kill Americans. ... more
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Modi vows to end India status as top defence importer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Wednesday to end India's status as the world's number one defence importer, saying he wanted 70 percent of hardware to be manufactured domestically by the turn of the decade. ... more
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Malaysia PM calls policeman's claims in 2006 murder 'rubbish'
Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday dismissed as "rubbish" a former police commando's claim that he was ordered by "important people" to kill a woman linked to highly sensitive corruption allegations. ... more
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Schriever Wargame Concludes
Air Force Space Command's Schriever Wargame recently concluded at Schriever AFB, Colorado. Set in the year 2026, this wargame, named in honor of retired Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, explored critical ... more
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BAE Systems posts mixed 2014 earnings
British aerospace group BAE Systems said Thursday that 2014 net profits more than quadrupled on lower impairments, but underlying earnings fell on weak Western defence spending. ... more
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India's Kalyani group announces Israel defence venture
India's Kalyani industrial group announced on Thursday a "substantial" joint venture with Israel to make missiles and other weapons, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased rules on foreign ownership in defence. ... more
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Rheinmetall says operating profit down in 2014
German defence technology and automotive parts specialist Rheinmetall said Thursday that underlying profit was down last year, due to a government decision to veto a key contract with Russia. ... more
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Cubic Corporation combines defense business units
The two defense segments of the Cubic Corporation have been combined for improved efficiency, collaboration and cost-savings. ... more
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Boeing Centralizes Defense, Space Development Efforts to Improve Performance
Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly in ... more
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China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report
China's ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces. ... more
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Iran Hopes to Receive Russian S-300 Air Defense Systems in 2015
Tehran hopes to receive deliveries of the Russian S-300 air defense systems in 2015, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday. "I hope that our Russian friends will deliver this ... more
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Guidance kit improves accuracy of artillery rounds
A kit that improves the accuracy of artillery has been approved for low-rate production following the passing of First Article Acceptance Tests. ... more
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Harris Corp. buying Exelis in deal worth more than $4B
The Harris Corporation, maker of Falcon III tactical radio and other communications systems, is buying defense electronics firm Exelis. ... more
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