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July 22, 2014
India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2014
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. The move underscored the desire of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move quickly to update the country's military as India looks to defend itself against an increasingly assertive China and from rival Pakistan. The government earlier this month announced a 12 percent ... read 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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Denel PMP expects growth in ammunition production
Military ammunition requirements of South Africa and other countries on the continent will lead to Denel PMP to double its turnover to more than $93.8 million. ... more
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French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister
French arms exports are expected to top 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. ... more
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State Department approves $241 million arms sale to Brazil
The U.S. State Department approved two separate potential foreign military sales to the Brazilian Armed Forces Wednesday, a deal totaling $241 million. ... more
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US, Australia leaders eye more defense cooperation
US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he envisioned greater defense cooperation with Australia in a tension-filled Asia, welcoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott despite differences on climate change. ... more
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Singapore charges firm over weapons-smuggling to N. Korea
Singapore on Tuesday filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state accused of helping smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea. ... more
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Britain's military moves to broaden supplier base
A pilot program to help companies bid for British defense contracts is being put in place this month by the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory. ... more
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Worldwide logistic support worldwide for military hightlighted by Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is touting its international military logistics operations, including in the Pacific Rim. ... more
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Russia lifts arms embargo to Pakistan: report
Russia has lifted its embargo on arms supplies to Pakistan and is holding talks on supplying Islamabad with combat helicopters, the head of state-owned Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said Monday, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported. ... more
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US court: weapons treaty doesn't apply to love triangle
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that an international chemical weapons treaty should not have been invoked against a woman who tried to poison her rival in a love triangle. ... more
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New collaboration underway in Canada
Northrop Grumman says it is to establish a presence near Canada's London International Airport in Ontario as part of a collaboration deal. ... more
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'Significant delays' found in treatment of US veterans
US military veterans were subjected to "significant delays" at a government clinic where up to 1,700 of them may have been kept off waitlists, said an inspector's report released Wednesday. ... more
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Pentagon chief to take in Singapore, Europe next week
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will embark Wednesday on a 12-day trip that will take in Singapore before heading to Europe for talks with NATO allies. ... more
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French PM vows to keep defence budget intact after warnings
France's prime minister promised Friday there would be no extra military budget cuts after a warning by the defence minister and reports that the heads of the army, navy and air force would quit if there was further belt-tightening. ... more
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After wars, US struggles to provide care for vets
The scandal over delays in medical care for US veterans has put the spotlight on a sprawling bureaucracy struggling to cope with an influx of patients with new ailments after a decade of war. ... more
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US plans nearly $1 billion arms deal with Iraq
The United States plans to sell nearly $1 billion worth of warplanes, armored vehicles and surveillance aerostats to Iraq. ... more
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Foreign Military Sales deal in works for Sidewinder missiles
As many as 350 Sidewinder tactical missiles may be sold to Australia under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
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