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Northrop Grumman and EADS threaten to pull out of Pentagon deal
Northrop Grumman and EADS have threatened to pull out of a $40 billion (£24 billion) battle to build aircraft refuelling tankers for the Pentagon, endangering a $6 billion windfall for Airbus in Britain.
Delhi blocks EADS proposed joint venture with Larsen & Toubro
The Indian government has rejected a proposed tie-up between EADS, the Franco-German aerospace and defence group, and Larsen & Toubro, which was aiming to tap into New Delhi's growing defence budget.
Northrop Grumman Announces $171 Million Advance Procurement Contract for DDG 51 Destroyer Continuation
The U.S. Navy awarded a $171 million fixed-price advance procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide long lead materials for a continuation in the company's Aegis-class DDG 51 destroyer program.
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Navy Chief Questions India's Shipbuilding Pace
India's Navy chief, concerned shipbuilding could be falling behind schedule, wants to review building processes. India's shipbuilding capacity is saturated and the Navy plans to induct more warships at a faster pace to replace the large number of vessels to be scrapped in the next five years, said an Indian Navy officer.
Russia's military reform still faces major problems
The first phase of the ongoing military reform to overhaul the structure of the Russian Armed Forces as well as its troop control and recruitment processes officially ended by December 1, 2009. Despite previous reforms and troop cuts, the Russian army has remained a scaled-down version of the Soviet Army, which was primarily intended to conduct a large-scale war with prior general mobilization.