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Battlefield fears after human rights judgment
A landmark court judgment extending human rights legislation to the battlefield may compromise commanders' effectiveness in the most dangerous, fast-moving situations, the Ministry of Defence has warned.
A Mastiff row over spare parts
Just days after the poor handling of the Vector armoured vehicle contract was revealed, major flaws in the Mastiff urgent operational requirement (UOR) contract emerged due to a bitter row over where to procure spare parts.
Pentagon Contract Announcement
Raytheon is being awarded a $259,904,116 modification to previously awarded contract for MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware.
Rheinmetall to supply new force protection technology to the Bundeswehr
The German government has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply the Bundeswehr with newly developed air defence systems worth around €110.8 million.
Rheinmetall Press Release
UK and US commanders meet in preparation of further US troops deployment
In preparation for the 10,000 US troops arriving in Helmand over the next month the Commander of the UK Task Force Helmand met his incoming US Marine counterpart last week.
Former head discusses Nato future
The former head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is to discuss its future in a speech marking 60 years since the group's creation.