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July 10, 2017
Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Britain's Kelvin Hughes, a maker of radar sensors, security and navigation products, is being acquired by Hensoldt, an Airbus spinoff company. ECI Partners, parent company of Kelvin Hughes, said completion of the transaction remains subject to regulatory clearances. "Following the buyout from Smiths Group, ECI has been a consistent and supportive partner as we have consolidated our position as a global leader in surveillance and security radar solutions," Russell Gould, chief executive o ... read more

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US slams 'provocative' Iran satellite-launch rocket test

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Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE

Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition

Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns

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Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017
Total defense expenditures by NATO members in Europe and Canada are projected to rise in 2017, according to a report released by NATO on Thursday. ... more
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House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes
The Fiscal 2018 defense spending bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee would provide greater funding for shipbuilding, aircraft and weapons procurement than the Navy requested. ... more
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Weapons found after shots fired in oil field: Saudi
Saudi Arabia said Monday it had seized weapons from a boat captured after the navy fired warning shots at vessels approaching a Gulf oil platform, at a time of tensions with Iran and Qatar. ... more
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Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. James Dunford spoke in support of the president's fiscal 2018 defense budget while before the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee. ... more
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Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
A resolution proposed by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to block $510 million in precision-guided weapons as part of a $110 billion Saudi arms sale failed to pass Tuesday. ... more
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Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
Ukraine has pitched the ambassadors of 16 countries on the capabilities of state companies to potentially construct military equipment for them. ... more
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Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
Dassault Aviation and Indian partner Reliance Defense & Aerospace plan to break ground next month on a joint venture facility for Rafale jet fighter components. ... more
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US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal
The United States approved two large military contracts totalling more than $1.4 billion on Monday after promising Saudi Arabia a huge arms package to counter any threat from Iran. ... more

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India approves new defence policy to boost local companies
India's cabinet on Wednesday approved a long-awaited policy to boost local manufacturing of high-tech defence equipment and cut down reliance on expensive imports. ... more
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BAE receives contract for Royal Australian Navy SATCOM upgrades
BAE Systems Australia has been awarded a $30 million contract for satellite communications upgrades for the Royal Australian Navy, the company announced Thursday. ... more
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Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness
President Donald Trump's 2018 federal budget proposal includes a $52.7 billion increase in funds for the military over his administration's 2017 request. ... more
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Israel signs $630-mln defence deal with India
Israel announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India's navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month. ... more
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Raytheon in partnership with Saudi company
Raytheon is entering into a strategic partnership with the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company for technology development and defense-related projects. ... more
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Lockheed Martin secures $28 billion in Saudi contracts
Lockheed Martin has secured a major contract with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The $28 billion program includes air and missile defense systems, aircraft, helicopters, and logistical support. ... more
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Boeing expands business ties with Saudis
Boeing is strengthening business ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the area of defense products, the company reports. ... more
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US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House
Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump's visit to the traditional US ally. ... more

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Northrop Grumman Australia invests in new facility; Final Nulka decoy delivered
Northrop Grumman Australia reports it is developing an advanced defense electronics maintenance and sustainment center in Australia. ... more
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US admiral gets 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case
A former admiral was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for his role in a sprawling bribery scandal dubbed the "Fat Leonard" case, becoming the highest-ranking US Navy officer to be convicted in the probe. ... more
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Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
A Dutch court on Friday sentenced a businessman to 19 years in prison for arms trafficking and aiding war crimes in Liberia and Guinea by armed forces of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. ... more
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Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
Canada introduced a bill Thursday opening the way for it to join a UN Arms Trade Treaty which effectively curbs some foreign weapons sales. ... more
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India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what's being described as the "largest defence contract" ever signed by the military exporting giant. ... more
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U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms
Lawmakers with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee heard from former Pentagon workers earlier in the week pushing for several key defense reforms. ... more
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Brazil boosting defense industry exports
Brazil plans to offer incentives - including lines of credit --- to countries buying Brazilian defense products, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann announced. ... more
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Israel's Delek Group sets sights on global stage
With incomes on the rise, Delek Group, which has a stake in one of Israel's largest gas fields, said it's setting its sights on becoming a global player. ... more
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