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Stork Fokker wins JSF order worth $200 million for production of flaperons
he Dutch aerospace industry has won another important order in relation to the JSF project. The US aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin has selected Stork Fokker to produce the 'flaperons' for the F-35 Lightning II.
Russia has 5 arms deals with Libya - Rosoboronexport
Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday that Russia has five ongoing contracts with Libya in the sphere of military cooperation.
Finmeccanica sees 2013 revs towards 20 bln Euros
Italian defence group Finmeccanica SpA sees revenues rising towards 20 billion Euros ($29 billion) in 2013, its CEO Pier Francesco Guarguaglini told a Parliamentary committee on Wednesday, a company source said.
SFO will consider dropping South Africa from BAE case
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is considering dropping a part of its corruption case against BAE Systems in order to focus on areas most likely to result in a successful prosecution.
U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin $133 Million to Provide Persistent Threat Detection Aerostat Systems
Lockheed Martin recently received a $133 million award to provide the U.S. Army with eight additional Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS) to support coalition forces.
Lockheed Martin Press Release
Russia may revise use of nuclear weapons in new military doctrine
Russia's new military doctrine will contain some changes to the situations that could trigger the use of nuclear weapons or preventive strikes against potential foes, the secretary of Russia's Security Council said on Thursday.
Russia says missile defense buildup affects disarmament efforts
Unilateral buildup of strategic missile defense complicates the process of nuclear disarmament, Russia's envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said on Thursday.
Conservatives plan to shed thousands of civilian jobs in MoD
The Conservatives are planning to axe thousands of jobs within the Ministry of Defence if they win the next election, The Times has learnt.
Dannatt draws criticism after taking Tory role
General Sir Richard Dannatt was last night accused of acting as a "political stooge" after the former head of the army joined the Conservatives as a defence adviser, just days after publicly attacking Gordon Brown.