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November 23, 2017
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two days after it cleared the House on a vote of 356 to 70. The bill is some $26 billion above Trump's initial ... read more

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Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Lockheed Martin and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on Thursday renewed their 20-year agreement on surface ships and naval combat systems. ... more
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Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated their growing military ties. ... more
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Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
In a rare occurrence amid the polarized Congressional body, a bill aimed at strengthening protection for government whistleblowers passed with overwhelming bipartisan support Thursday as retaliation cases continue to be problematic across the federal government. ... more
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UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
British military equipment maker BAE Systems said Tuesday it plans to cut almost 2,000 jobs, mainly owing to weaker demand for Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. ... more
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Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Australia's Collins-class submarines and Anzac-class frigates are to undergo modernization under separate programs of the Australian government. ... more
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BAE Systems Australia to support Indigenous companies
BAE Systems Australia will support the development and creation of Indigenous defense companies if it is chosen to build new Navy frigates. ... more
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Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Leonardo is opening a new engineering site in Western Australia through its Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd subsidiary, increasing its presence in the country. ... more
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Britain suspends Myanmar training; Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal
Britain said Tuesday it had suspended its educational training courses for the Myanmar military due to the ethnic violence in Rakhine state. ... more

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Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
A manufacturing capability will be established in the United States by Saab if it wins a contract with the U.S. Air Force for advanced T-X trainer aircraft. ... more
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US Senate passes $700 bn defense spending bill
The US Senate overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in defense spending Monday, a substantial increase over 2017 funding and nearly five percent more than President Donald Trump had requested. ... more
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L3 Technologies acquires Doss Aviation
Doss Aviation, the sole provider of initial flight training for U.S. Air Force pilots, has been acquired by L3 Technologies. ... more
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Senior US senators try to protect transgender troops
A bipartisan group of US senators on Friday introduced legislation that would protect transgender troops from being booted from the military for their gender identity. ... more
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L3 Technologies acquires Adaptive Methods Inc.
L3 Technologies has expanded its presence in the undersea products market with the acquisition of Adaptive Methods Inc., a systems engineering firm. ... more
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Trump pushes hardware to allies -- and ups pressure on N.Korea
With global tensions spiraling over the North Korean nuclear crisis, President Donald Trump wants to pile extra pressure on Pyongyang by urging regional allies to dramatically boost spending on high-tech US military gear. ... more
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United Technologies buying Rockwell Collins for $30 billion
United Technologies is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share in cash and UTC stock - about $30 billion - the companies have announced. ... more
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Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
Conflicts in the Middle East boosted Bulgaria's arms exports by almost 60 percent in 2016 to record levels not seen since the end of communism, official data showed Thursday. ... more

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Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'
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China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers
China this week presented its newest land-based weapons systems available for export to foreign military officers and procurement officials. ... more
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Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions has received a $46.2 million contract for training and technical services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 defense development goals. ... more
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DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday it is reorganizing its acquisition, technology and logistics office. ... more
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BAE plans defense hub in Australia; as group profits soar
British military equipment maker BAE Systems said Wednesday that first-half net profits surged, boosted by rising government defence spending and the weak pound. ... more
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Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Japan's hawkish defence minister resigned Friday over a long-brewing scandal involving the handling of military documents, in a major political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ... more
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GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
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White House to issue executive order on defense industry sourcing
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this afternoon ordering a review of the defense industrial base and supply chains Friday afternoon. ... more
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