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Northrop beats Boeing in $3.8 bln tanker service work
Northrop Grumman Corpbeat rival Boeing Co to win a major $3.8 billion contract to maintain and service the U.S. Air Force's fleet of KC-10 refueling tankers, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
BAE Systems responds to serious fraud office announcement
The Company notes the announcement by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and continues to expend considerable effort seeking to resolve, at the earliest opportunity, the historical matters under investigation by the SFO.
BAE Systems Press Release
Airbus contractor completes A400M engine trials
British engineers have completed engine trials on the Airbus (EAD.PA) A400M military transport plane, clearing a significant obstacle to its long-delayed maiden flight, sources close to the matter said.
Russian president seeks French support on European security
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday he was counting on constructive dialogue with France on a number of global issues, including European security.
Investors' biggest worry about BAE is uncertainty
News that investigators will press for criminal charges against BAE Systems for "offences relating to overseas corruption" lopped 4 per cent off the defence company's share price yesterday.
French Budget To Include Land, Air-to-Air Missiles
France will order a first batch of infantry medium-range missiles and firing posts for Afghanistan as well as 200 Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles next year, the 2010 defense budget showed Oct.1.
'Little Britain' will not be global military power, warns RUSI
The UK's role as a global military power is coming to an end and spending cuts leave the country at risk of becoming "Little Britain," a study has said.
Jobs in crossfire as defence giant faces fraud prosecution
Major defence contracts for Scottish firms could be threatened by the decision to seek to prosecute the UK's biggest arms company over bribery allegations. Politicians have warned that the Serious Fraud Office's decision to pursue charges against BAE may impact on jobs on the Clyde.
US navy warns of poor China links
The senior US military -commander for the Pacific yesterday warned that persistent poor communications between the Chinese and US militaries increased the risk that occasional friction between their two navies could escalate into more serious incidents.