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Faslane to get remaining nuclear subs
Despite nuclear safety breaches, Faslane naval base will take control of the entire submarine fleet by 2015, leading to the closure of Devonport according to a leaked document on the submarine fleet's future.
Lockheed wins ISIS airship contract from DARPA
Lockheed Martin has won a $400 million contract to build a high-altitude airship demonstrator with radar technology so powerful it could spot a car hidden under a canopy of trees more than 300 km away.
Thales signs Royal Navy electronic warfare support contract
Thales UK has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence to provide an innovative support solution for electronic warfare (EW) equipment fitted to the Royal Navy's warship and submarine fleets.
DoD announces additional $835 million in Recovery Act Projects
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today details of more than 850 facility improvement projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The $835 million allocated to these new projects represents the balance of the ARRA funds provided to the DoD for construction and repair projects.
DoD Press Release
Russian Armed Forces to acquire new drones in 2010 - Popovkin
Russia's Armed Forces are to be equipped with new domestically-produced drones in 2010, a deputy Russian defense minister responsible for military procurements said Tuesday.
Russia to fire 36,000 army officiers, senior general says
Russian Deputy Defence Minister said that "We believe that in the final account no more than 36,000 or 37,000 servicemen will be fired (in 2009), maybe more, maybe less."
U.S. Air Force needs Boeing and Northrop Grumman air tankers
Without aerial refueling, the global reach of U.S. airpower would be severely limited. However, nearly 90 percent of the tankers in the current refueling fleet -- 453 planes -- are Eisenhower-era Boeing KC-135s that average 50 years of age.
Historic school in Military Academy talks
Plans are underway to create Britain's first military Academy at the historic Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) announced.
MoD Press Release