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U.S. lawmakers defy White House on 2010 defense cuts
Both houses of the Democratic-controlled Congress on Thursday took action on 2010 defense spending legislation that would continue funding weapons programs targeted by President Barack Obama for cuts.
Reuters

Obama threatens vetoes on F-22, F136 decisions
The Obama administration has threatened to veto legislation that would extend production of the Lockheed Martin F-22 and continue funding the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 alternate engine at the expense of the Lockheed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Flight Global


EADS lobbies for European drone business

The European Aeronautics Defense & Space Co., is eager to boost its standing in the lucrative market for drones with a joint European model.

UPI

Lockheed Martin Awarded $203 Million Contract to Operate Fort Bragg Field Logistics Readiness Center

Lockheed Martin has won a new contract to manage the Field Logistics Readiness Center (FLRC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The contract is valued at $203 million over a five year period of performance and was awarded under the Field & Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST) contract vehicle.

Defpro

British intelligence agencies to step up security over cyber-attack threats

Intelligence agencies led by GCHQ, the government's electronic spy centre, are to step up operations against a growing threat of cyber-attacks, the government announced today as part of an updated "national security strategy".

The Guardian

SDLP reject Hume-Raytheon claim

The SDLP has challenged claims that their former leader John Hume agreed with Raytheon's plans to look for MoD contracts for its Londonderry plant.

BBC News

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