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DoD's '11 Budget: $10.7B for F-35, $4B for New Bomber, More for SpecOps
The Pentagon's 2011 budget will seek nearly $11 billion for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, while also putting $4 billion toward a new long-range bomber and boosting funds for special operations forces, according to a draft overview of the spending request obtained by Defense News.
UKNDA: Closing RAF Cottesmore "Pre-empts Defence Review and Weakens Britain's Military Capability"
The UK National Defence Association (UKNDA) is urging the Government to rethink its decision to close RAF Cottesmore in Rutland. The UKNDA, which is headed by Winston S Churchill (grandson of Britain's World War II Prime Minister), is backing the "Save RAF Cottesmore" campaign, and is calling on the Secretary of State for Defence to keep the air base open pending a full review of Britain's defence capabilities and requirements.
Russia free to sell weapons to Iran - state arms exporter
There is nothing to stop Russia from selling military equipment to Iran, the head of Russia's state-run arms exporter said on Thursday.