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Lockheed martin wins new Aircraft contract
Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a $827,400,000 contract which will provide for the advance procurement funding for three FY10 Air Force C-130J aircraft, four FY10 HC-130J aircraft, and four FY10 MC-130J aircraft.
Iraq set to buy Russian weaponry
A military delegation from Iraq will visit Moscow in the near future to discuss the purchase of Russian weaponry, an Iraqi parliament member has said.
France gets 6 UAVs from Canada, eyes more
France has taken delivery of six unmanned air vehicles from Canada. French Defense Ministry spokesman Laurent Teisseire said experts were "verifying the conditions of the six UAV Sperwers bought from Canada to assess their operating conditions," Avionews reported.
General Sir David Richards: support for Afghan mission is fading
The British public is losing faith in the military mission in Afghanistan and politicians must do more to win back popular support, the head of the British Army has warned.
Poland to get U.S. patriot missiles in early 2010 - Defense Ministry
The U.S. will go ahead with the deployment of a Patriot missile battery in Poland in the first quarter of 2010, a Polish deputy defense minister said on Friday.
U.S. Army Contradicts GAO Report On Body Armor Safety
Despite testing anomalies cited in a Government Accountability Office report on body armor, the program executive officer for the organization that fields new equipment to soldiers said the armor plates in question are safe.