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S-300 missile deliveries to Iran under review — Russian official
Russia is still considering the possible deliveries of advance air defense systems to Iran and will not freeze the contract as a concession to the United States, a government official said
F-35 changes sought to avert more problems
The USA's top weapons buyer is considering changes for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, seeking to prevent further delays and cost overruns.
Oshkosh gets $438 mln US order
Oshkosh Corp, ahead of a congratulatory visit from U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said on Wednesday it had received a fresh, $438 million order for Afghanistan-bound armored trucks.
Raytheon awarded $197 million for LPD 17 program
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $197 million U.S. Navy contract for life-cycle engineering and support of the LPD 17 class, the Navy's next generation of amphibious warfare ships.
Raytheon Press Release
Brown stands up for MoD bonuses
Gordon Brown yesterday stood up for so-called "pen-pushers" at the Ministry of Defence amid a furore over civil servants receiving £47m in bonuses, in spite of the department's severe budget shortfall.
Iraq probes 'Blackwater bribes'
Iraq has ordered an investigation into whether the US security firm Blackwater paid bribes to officials following the fatal shootings of 17 people in 2007.
US GAO says union poses no conflict on tanker issue
The Government Accountability Office, the congressional agency that reviews contract protests, on Thursday denied it would have any conflict of interest if asked to rule again on the Air Force's aerial tanker competition.
SELEX Galileo secures contract from BAE Systems for Captor radar and DASS support
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, and its partner companies have been awarded a five-year contract worth more than GBP 350 million by BAE Systems for support services for Captor radar and Praetorian "Defense Aids Systems" for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.
Finmeccanica Press Release