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MoD disregards SDR over Chinooks
The MoD is violating its own recommendations on the supply of Chinooks for operations according to the last Strategic Defence Review (SDR), leaving troops in Afghanistan with approximately 25 per cent of the Chinook requirement it needs.
Britain opts out of NATO cyber centre
Britain will not take part in a NATO cyber security and warfare scheme due to the conflicting interests that participation would cause with other government departments and allies.
New A400M provision hits Thales profit
Thales posted a deeper than expected slide in first-half profits, hampered by the weak economy and delays in a major European military project.
EADS gets further A400M reprieve
EADS, the aerospace and defence company, won a further six-month stay of execution for its overdue and overbudget A400M military transport aircraft after the seven partner nations agreed to renegotiate the contract for the programme.
Russia's government defense contracts grow slightly in 2010
Russia's government defense contracts will grow somewhat in 2010 compared with this year, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said.
Compensation for injured soldiers to be challenged by Government
The Ministry of Defence is appealing against a ruling that two injured servicemen who suffered complications should have their compensation increased.
Weak economy pushing Russia to arms deal: Biden
Russia's struggling economy and its leaders' pragmatism will push it to make deals on nuclear arms reduction as Washington seeks to reset ties with Moscow, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said.