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Russia's state defence order to rise 8% to $36 bln in 2010
Russia's state defence order will rise 8% in 2010 year-on-year to 1.1 trillion rubles ($36 billion), Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Tuesday.
Brazil extends jet fighter bidding process 2 weeks
Brazil's air force said on Monday it has extended until Oct. 2 the deadline for companies to present improved bids in the tender for the country's next generation fighter jets.
Report reveals 6,000 jobs boost at defence academy
The multi-billion-pound defence academy planned for South Wales would bring more than £500m and 6,000 jobs to the area, a report claims.
China's arsenal matches that of the West, says Defence Minister
China's military now possesses most of the sophisticated weapon systems found in the arsenals of developed Western nations, Liang Guanglie, the Defence Minister said.
Airbus Military to receive delayed A400M FADEC software 'this week'
Airbus Military expects to accept flightworthy engine control software for its delayed A400M transport this week, putting it on track to achieve first flight by the end of the year.
Two thirds of voters oppose replacement of Trident, poll shows
Two thirds of voters are opposed to the replacement of the Trident defence missile system, according to a new poll. The poll, by YouGov for the Left Foot Forward blog, puts pressure on the government to shelve renewal of the missile system or at the least delay the decision.
British commanders demand more troops for Afghanistan
British commanders believe between 1,000 and 2,000 more UK troops should be sent to southern Afghanistan and want a government decision on reinforcements soon, military sources have said.
Russian gen. says global missile shield could eliminate nuke threat
A missile defense system developed jointly by the world's leading powers could eliminate the global threat of nuclear strikes, a former top Russian military official said on Monday.