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MoD responds to PAC report into type 45 Destroyers
The MoD today issued an initial response to the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) report into the Type 45 Destroyer programme.
MoD Press Release
MoD rebuked over new destroyers
The Ministry of Defence has been given a stinging rebuke by MPs for its handling of the much delayed and over-budget programme to build destroyers for the navy.
Rescue talks add further delays to A400M
The seven partner nations behind the A400M military transport aircraft have agreed to a further month-long delay in order to discuss ways of rescuing the overdue and over-budget programme.
Chief of BAE's US arm resigns
The head of BAE Systems' US business, its largest by revenues, has resigned. Walter Havenstein, president and chief executive of BAE Systems Inc, who was also on the defence company's board, is set to become the chief executive at Science Applications International Corporation.
BAE Systems invests in enterprising Britain
BAE Systems is inviting Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the intelligence and security sector to come forward with innovative technologies as part of its Investment in Innovation programme.
BAE Press Release
UK defence firms commit to anti-corruption
Over 100 UK defence companies have adopted the Common Industry Standards model for ethical practice as laid out by Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the organisation has revealed.
Royal Navy destroyer goes into service without missile system
A state of the art Royal Navy destroyer is to enter service without its vital missile system working in a move branded as "disgraceful" by a committee of MPs.
Defence groups fight for military contracts
Defence companies are preparing for the biggest surge in orders for fighter jets since the Cold War, with nearly $100 billion (£61 billion) of business thought to be up for grabs — but the stakes are higher than ever for those manufacturers chasing the contracts.
China and US hold military talks
Defence officials from the United States and China are meeting in Beijing for two days of high-level talks. They are expected to discuss several recent naval confrontations between the two countries in the South China Sea.