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US and India agree defence pact
India and the United States have agreed a defence pact which will boost the sale of sophisticated American weaponry to Delhi.
US 'gets' right to inspect defence equipment, tech sold to India
India and US on Monday finalised the End-Use Monitoring Agreement (EUMA) to govern arms supplies to Indian armed forces amid concerns that New Delhi may have yielded a bit too much under Washington's pressure.
Times of India
New First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff takes command
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE ADC has today become the professional head of the Royal Navy and Chairman of the Navy Board. He is responsible to the Secretary of State for the fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Naval Service.
MoD Press Release
MOD Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09
MoD Press Release
Army Partially Terminates Future Combat Systems Manned Ground Vehicle
The Department of the Army announced today that it will partially terminate the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) development effort under the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Brigade Combat Team (BCT) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract with the Boeing Company. The partial termination is for the convenience of the government.
DoD Press Release
France, Germany vie to sell Pakistan subs
Pakistan appears to be losing patience with Germany over a deal worth some $1.5 billion to boost its 10-strong fleet of submarines, or it is playing a reluctant Berlin administration against Paris.
MoD error and expenses fraud could total £140 million
A controversial new military pay system has been described as "not fit for purpose" as it is open to fraud and error that could amount to £140 million lost a year, a report has disclosed.