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Russia to deliver engines for Indian MiG fighters
Rosoboronexport and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed a contract at the MAKS-2009 air show on the delivery of 26 RD-33 series 3 engines to India, Russia's state arms exporter said on Friday.
Munitions firm plans new factory
Plans have been unveiled for a multi-million pound munitions plant on the site of a former Wearside tyre factory.
Defence procurement "harming" military's operational ability
The report by Bernard Gray, a former adviser to Labour defence ministers, has found that the problems were so severe they were "harming our ability ... to conduct difficult current operations".
Leaked report criticises 'lethal' MoD procurement failings
The government was yesterday urged to publish a highly critical official report which concludes that soldiers' lives in Afghanistan are being put at risk by "political fudge" and Whitehall incompetence.
Defence Estates launches 10-year vision for military accommodation
The MOD has said today that it aims to have all UK service families living in the highest standard of accommodation by 2020. The aim is revealed in the Defence Estates (DE) 10 Year Accommodation Management Strategy which sets out plans for improving housing for both Service Families Accommodation (SFA) and Single Living Accommodation (SLA) over the next decade.
MoD Press Release
Britain rejects more Afghan troops
The British government has decided, primarily for financial reasons, that there will be no extra troops heading to Afghanistan, defense sources say.