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Government to cut UK defence research budget by £100m
The Ministry of Defence will make £439m available for its science, innovation and technology budget in 2010-11, almost 20pc less than the £544m set aside for this year.
BAE Systems and SFO discuss compromise deal after epic investigation into arms sales
BAE Systems is negotiating a possible settlement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over bribery and corruption allegations that could see Europe's largest defence company pay a fine but admit no guilt.
100+ Defence Companies pack DMA led UK Pavilion at DSEi
The vital role which the UK's companies – particularly SMEs play in supporting the global defence sector, will be highlighted within the largest ever UK Pavilion at DSEi this week
U.S. leads world in foreign weapons sales
The United States accounted for more than two-thirds of foreign weapons sales in 2008, a year in which global sales were at a three-year low, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
Finmeccanica sees 500 BA609 choppers sold by 2013
Finmeccanica said on Sunday that its helicopter unit AgustaWestland should sell about 500 of the new BA609 Tiltrotor aircraft it is making with Textron's Bell for 20 million euros each from 2013.
£52m equipment contracts placed
The Ministry of Defence has announced that sub-contracts worth over £52m for equipment for the two Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers have been placed.
Thales Reorganizes to Manage U.S. Growth
Thales North America, Inc. has announced several changes to the company's U.S. organization. The business will focus on marketing Thales technologies and services to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, state and local government entities and industry partners.
Arms and the big-stick man
The Babcock chairman and former BAE chief executive, Mike Turner, speaks his mind on what's wrong with the defence industry
MoD blocked warning that Britain faces Afghan defeat
The Ministry of Defence has suppressed a report which warned that British troops are facing "strategic defeat" in Afghanistan.
Tories pledge to slash MoD staff
The Conservatives are to announce plans to slash the number of civil servants working in the Ministry of Defence. Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox will say it is time for the MoD to "get its house in order" and redirect resources toward the front line.