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Russia's top brass gather in Moscow to discuss military reform
Russia's military leadership including fleet and military district commanders gathered in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss ongoing military reforms, a defense source said.
India Names New DRDO Chief
The Indian scientist behind the nation's indigenous anti-ballistic missile project and the Agni series of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles has been named as the chief of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
GE, Rolls offering fixed-price on F-35 engines
General Electric Co and Rolls-Royce Group PLC representatives met top Pentagon officials on Tuesday to offer a fixed-price deal on about 100 low-rate production engines for the F-35 fighter.
Raytheon acquisition to bolster defense growth
Defense contractor Raytheon Co said on Tuesday it planned to buy BBN Technologies, which makes a device that alerts troops of incoming sniper fire and provides other mission-critical intelligence products.
Soldiers need £6,000 pay rise, say Liberal Democrats
The most junior ranks of the armed forces should get a £6,000 pay rise to boost morale, the Liberal Democrats said. Other privates and lance corporals should get an average salary increase of at least £3,000, with an extra £1,000 for higher non-commissioned officer ranks, the party said.