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February 26, 2015
Modi vows to end India status as top defence importer
Bangalore, India (AFP) Feb 18, 2015
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. Speaking at the start of a major aviation industry conference, Modi told hundreds of foreign and local businessmen that his government would favour domestic firms when awarding defence contracts as part of a larger push to boost India's manufacturing sector. "We have the reputation as the ... read 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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US Military 'Losing Race' in Technological Superiority
The United States is being outpaced in the technological advantages of potential allies such as Russia and China, but the solution to that problem does not necessarily exist in the defense budget, H ... more
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Pentagon asks for more funds for high-tech weapons
In a bid to keep the US military's technological edge, President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2016 calls for an increase in defense spending to pay for high-tech weapons and training. ... more
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New arrest in US Navy bribery scandal
A former top US Navy officer was arrested Tuesday over a bribery scandal centered on a Singapore-based contracting firm, in which seven people have already pleaded guilty, officials said. ... more
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US Wants NATO Allies to Spend More on Defense
The Pentagon's statements about Russian and Chinese improving military capabilities may be a message to the United States' NATO allies that they should spend more money on defense and buy US weapons ... more
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Russia in Talks With Iran on Tor-M1 Missile System Upgrades
Russia's Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is in talks with Iran on modernizing the short range Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile defense systems, the plant's assistant director gen ... more
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Iran expects Russia to deliver S-300 missile systems
Iran expects Russia to meet its contractual obligations to deliver the S-300 air defense systems, canceled by Moscow after international sanctions were imposed on the country, Iranian Ambassador to ... more
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Brazil Hopes to Ink Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015
Brazil and Russia could sign a contract on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country as early as in the first half of 2015, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia ... more
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Airbus DS sells Belgian electronics factory
A Swiss-based equity firm is entering the defense-related business sector through the acquisition of an Airbus Defense and Space electronics plant in Belgium. ... more
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Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia: report
Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday. ... more
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NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defence spending
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Germany on a visit to Berlin Wednesday to mirror its leadership role in Europe as the bloc's biggest economy in its defence spending. ... more
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Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated: Pentagon
Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer toward his goal of closing the controversial US military jail. ... more
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Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday
A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implemented. ... more
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Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS
Global defence spending is likely to remain constant for the next two years as tumbling oil prices cut the budgets of Middle East exporters, but swell the coffers of Asia-Pacific importers, defence analysts IHS said Friday. ... more
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British military sells its Defense Support Group
Britain's Ministry of Defense has sold to Babcock International its organization that maintains and repairs key military equipment. ... more
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India clears $700 million defence purchase
India's defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country's ageing air transport fleet. ... more
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