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The Military Industrial Complex
September 18, 2014
Airbus to restructure defence division, sell off units
Berlin (AFP) Sept 16, 2014
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. "Some business areas are identified as divestment candidates as they do not fit the strategic goals," the company said in a statement, citing budget troubles among key state clients. These include communications businesses such as commercial satellite activities "which will have better chances for ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17
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'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
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Israeli arms sale to Ukraine blocked: report
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Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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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
Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the U.S. Army are to receive mobility restoration upgrades from Loc Performance Products Inc. ... more
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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
Surplus heavy equipment and trucks of the U.S. military are to be managed and sold by online marketing company IronPlanet of California. ... more
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Russian company drawing up security ideas for Latin America
Proposals to create a comprehensive security systems environment for Latin American countries are being prepared by a state-owned Russian company. ... more
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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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India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report
India's new Hindu nationalist government cleared Saturday proposals worth nearly $3.5 billion to modernise the nation's ageing Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defence industry, a report said. ... more
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Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: report
Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday. ... more
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India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment
India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernise its armed forces. ... more
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Rosoboronexport discussing defense product deals with Belarus
Russia's state-owned arms trade company, Rosoboronexport, is discussing possible projects with their Belarus counterparts on behalf of third-country clients. ... more
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DynCorp poised to receive FMS contract from Egypt
The U.S. State Department has approved a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal for Egypt for support of U.S. government and contractor personnel in the country. ... more
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Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report
Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday. ... more
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