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MoD spies on wounded troops to check claims
Wounded troops seeking compensation for their injuries have been warned by the Ministry of Defence that they may be secretly filmed to check they are not lying about their condition.
More job cuts expected in U.S. defense sector
Big defense contractors could be poised to shed jobs as the Pentagon cuts traditional weapons spending, while smaller, niche companies may ramp up their hiring as the United States expands resources to protect ground troops and computer networks.
EADS planning to raise savings target
European aerospace group EADS is planning to raise its cost savings target, business newspaper La Tribune reported on Monday, citing its own sources.
U.S., India expected to sign defense pact
The United States and India are expected to sign an agreement on Monday that would take a major step toward allowing the sale of sophisticated U.S. arms to the South Asian nation, three senior U.S. officials said.
DRS Technologies awarded USD 100 million contract from the U.S. Army
DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica company, received an order valued over $100 million from the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), to
manufacture 270 M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) trailers for the U.S. Army.
Finmeccanica Press Release
Russia Navy must seek alternative to Sevastopol base
Russia's Black Sea Fleet should have at least two main bases, in Sevastopol and Novorossiisk, the first deputy chief of the Navy General Staff said on Saturday.
Defence cuts reduce Britain's value as an ally
Over the past two weeks, there has been a spate of reports, articles and opinion pieces detailing the sad state of Britain's defences. As Max Hastings argued last Wednesday, the UK government is facing a fundamental choice.
Gates sees no desire for Afghanistan 'long slog'
Robert Gates, US defence secretary, has warned that American public opinion and the military itself has no appetite for a "long slog" in Afghanistan, in one of the frankest admissions yet from a top administration official of limited US patience in the war against the Taliban.