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Chemring secures $804m US forces contract
Chemring, which makes countermeasures and pyrotechnics for the military, has won a contract worth up to $804m (£504m) over five years to supply the US Department of Defence with infrared decoy flares.
ASEAN aims to be major producer and exporter of defence products
Malaysia plans to set up the Asean Security and Defence Industry Council (ASDIC) in an effort to make this region the world's major producer and exporter of defence equipment and products in the future.
U.S. Extends Probe into BAE Systems
Fraud investigators in America have widened their inquiry into BAE Systems in a move that will further damage the defence giant's reputation and overshadow the company's attempts to win contracts in its most important market.
Pentagon arms buyer eyes detailed program reviews
The Pentagon's chief arms buyer on Monday said he was beginning detailed, hands-on reviews of the U.S. military's many troubled weapons programs to get a handle on chronic schedule delays and cost overruns.
Boeing sees rising demand for transport copter
Boeing Co said on Monday that international demand is rising for its Chinook transport helicopters and that a revamp of a U.S. plant will enable it to increase production of the aircraft.
'Billions lost' on armed forces homes
The government is said to have lost over £3bn from the sale of armed forces homes to a private equity company in 1996.
Army Apaches get a £439m Boost
The Army's Apache attack helicopters operating in Afghanistan will benefit from a £439m contract that will further improve their technical, engineering and logistic support, the MoD announced.
MoD Press Release
Per head military spending in Afghanistan: how the UK compares
When soldiers are demanding more boots on the ground direct from the defence secretary, it's time to look at the numbers. And the numbers say: Britain spends less per head equipping its soldiers in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban than either of the other major forces there.
MoD's internal guide to preventing leaks - is leaked on the internet
The Ministry of Defence's internal guide to preventing leaks has been released on the internet. The 560,000-word Defence Manual of Security — marked "Restricted" — was put on the Wikileaks website, which campaigns for freedom of information.