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UAVs in active service reveal China's growing interest in military robots
As China's state-run press agency Xinhua reports, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) which used to be in favor of human wave tactics has revealed its growing interest in military robot systems such as the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) mounted on trucks that appeared for the first time on National Day parade.
India wants to buy 50 more Su-30 fighters from Russia
India wants to buy another 50 Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighters, an Indian daily reported on Friday.According to The Times of India, the 50 air-superiority fighters will come on top of the 230 already contracted from Russia in three deals worth a total of $8.5 billion.
KKR leading in bidding for Northrop unit
A Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-led consortium leads the bidding for Northrop Grumman Corp's TASC unit, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
BAE says it will settle corruption case, but not without evidence and not at any cost
BAE Systems is prepared to settle the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) six-year investigation into allegations of bribery in Africa and Eastern Europe, but will not do so "at any cost".
Tornado technology helps fight against Taliban
A new fighter jet camera which can read the time on Big Ben from the Isle of Wight has been hailed as a breakthrough for fighter pilots in Afghanistan.
More British troops sought in Afghanistan British
British Defense Secretary Bob Ainsworth, visiting Afghanistan, faced repeated requests from British soldiers there for additional troops, officials said.