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Defense Agency Awards Raytheon Up to $155 Million Contract to Develop an Interoperable Network Gateway
aytheon Company has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide a cost-effective, highly capable military wireless network interoperable gateway.
Raytheon Press Release
Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) and the Turkish Defence Ministry sign contract to build the Göktürk satellite system
Telespazio, a company owned by Finmeccanica and Thales, signed a contract in Turkey worth over EUR 250 million for the construction of the Göktürk satellite system.
Finmeccanica Press Release
Panel funds F-22 program Defense wants cut
Pentagon appropriators in the U.S. House ignored a threatened veto by President Barack Obama and voted to keep the F-22 fighter jet program Thursday.
Gates vows real fight over U.S. defense budget
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned on Thursday that Congress faces a veto threat over defense spending if lawmakers try to force more F-22 fighters onto President Barack Obama's reform effort.
Armed forces campaigners set out the case for higher defence spending in the midst of recession
Funding for Britain's Armed Forces must be protected from public expenditure cuts, in spite of the heavy financial pressures faced by the Government, and the defence budget should be increased over the next three years to at least three per cent of GDP, according to a paper published today (July 17) by the United Kingdom National Defence Association (UKNDA).
MOD launches consultation to further improve Armed Forces welfare
The MoD has published a Green Paper, "The Nation's Commitment to the Armed Forces Community: Consistent and Enduring Support", which will look at how to prevent Service personnel and their families being disadvantaged due to their unique circumstances.
MoD Press Release
MoD responds to HCDC's Report into Helicopter Capability
MoD Press Release
BT wins £99m MoD comms deal
BT on Thursday announced a five-year, £99m contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to manage voice and data networks across 197 military bases.
Military boss reinforces support for low carbon future
One of the British military's senior figures has pledged to step up measures to curb the Ministry of Defence's £300m-a-year energy bill as it attempts to meet government targets to cut emissions by 12.5 per cent.