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Typhoon tranche 3 approved
The Prime Minister has today confirmed that the UK will move ahead with its international partners with the final stages of procuring a third batch of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the Royal Air Force.
MoD Press Release
Boeing, AgustaWestland sign contract to provide ICH-47F Chinooks to Italian army
Boeing and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today signed a contract for the manufacture and support of 16 ICH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army. The contract makes Boeing the prime subcontractor to AgustaWestland for the new aircraft. The contract is worth approximately 900 million euros ($1.23 billion).
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UK remains committed to A400M aircraft
A government response to the Commons defence committee has said the UK remains committed to the delayed A400M aircraft but "not at any cost".
Elbit gets U.S. Army contract
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd said on Thursday its U.S. subsidiary Elbit Systems of America was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for the Mortar Fire Control systems integration programme.
Ministry of Defence welcomes "positive" report on support for operations
A National Audit Office report has praised the Ministry of Defence's performance in supporting high-intensity operations under challenging conditions.
MoD Press Release
MoD 'still failing' on kit supply
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still struggling to get essential equipment to front-line troops in Afghanistan, according to the National Audit Office.
Army report critical of shortages
The Army is suffering from a lack of proper equipment and training, significant manpower gaps, and the poor provision of healthcare according to a new report that surveyed soldiers.
Russian president approves national security strategy until 2020
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has approved a national security strategy to last until 2020, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Newcastle's UK Biometrics in talks with defence giant BAE
Global defence group BAE could be set to enlist the help of a North East technology business to safeguard its production sites, which demand ultra-high levels of security.