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Falling asset sales shrink MoD budget
The Ministry of Defence is facing another significant budget squeeze because receipts from asset sales, long used to sustain departmental spending, are expected to plummet over the next four years due to the property market downturn and a lack of sites ready for disposal.
Signs of A400M breakthrough
Signs of a breakthrough in the stalemate over the A400M military transport aircraft emerged yesterday as the countries behind the troubled project said they were committed to it and ready to negotiate with the manufacturer over extra funding.
General Sir David Richards calls for new cyber-army
The head of the British Army has foreshadowed the biggest change in fighting tactics since the cavalry was phased out in favour of tanks more than 80 years ago. General Sir David Richards, the chief of the general staff, wants more troops, unmanned spy planes and high-tech cyber-defences to be paid for by slashing the budget for ships and fighter jets.
Northrop Grumman UK Wins contract for Brunei Joint Operations centre C4ISR System
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded the contract by the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam to provide a Joint Operations Centre command and control capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).
Possible space wars in the near future
The U.S. media suspects China and India of developing anti-satellite weapons. An article to this effect has been published the New Scientist magazine. Until recently, only the Soviet Union, its legal successor Russia and the United States were capable of developing anti-satellite weapons. U.S. analysts now think that China and India are acquiring similar capabilities.