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August 27, 2014
India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 26, 2014
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. India cancelled a 556-million-euro ($753-million) deal in January to buy 12 luxury helicopters from AgustaWestland, which is owned by Finmeccanica, after Italian investigators began looking into accusations that the company paid bribes to win the contract in 2010. "The contracts that are al ... read 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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Merger in store for French, German defense companies
Two major European Defense enterprises are merging their businesses as early as next year through a joint holding company. ... more
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Lockheed Martin, Zeta Associates in acquisition deal
Lockheed Martin has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zeta Associates, a specialist in systems for information collection, processing, and dissemination. ... more
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Brazil taps AgustaWestland for helo upgrading
The Brazilian Navy has contracted AgustaWestland to perform a mid-life upgrade to Lynx Mk21A helicopters, the company said on Wednesday. ... more
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BAE Systems, Saudi company forming holding company
BAE Systems and its Saudi Arabian business partner Riyadh Wings are enhancing their interests and forming a holding company to be called OMC. ... more
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Airbus, Boeing, Israel firms bid for S. Korea military deal
South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.38 billion. ... more
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India to speed up defence procurement: minister
India's new defence minister promised Tuesday to speed up the procurement of military equipment after a series of corruption scandals under the last government brought deals to a near standstill. ... more
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