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St Athan Defence Training Centre decision delayed
A final decision on a proposed £12bn defence academy will not be made until the summer, the UK government says. The Defence Technical College (DTC) is set to create more than 2,000 jobs at St Athan, by providing specialist training for all the armed services.
Boeing renames, consolidates defense unit
Boeing Co on Thursday announced an overhaul of its defense business that includes a name change for the unit and consolidation of two divisions, moving to position the company to pursue new markets in the face of a tougher U.S. defense spending environment.
India cancels tanker transport tender
India's Ministry of Defence has summarily cancelled the INR48 billion (USD1.06 billion) tender for six multirole tanker transports (MRTTs) for the Indian Air Force (IAF), for which the EADS-built Airbus Military A330 MRTT was the preferred choice.
Boeing says India keen to acquire 10 C-17 aircraft
U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co said on Friday the Indian Air Force is keen to acquire 10 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and the U.S. government has received a letter of request from New Delhi.
Israel hails rocket shield test 'successful'
Israel has successfully tested a system to intercept short-distance rockets and plans to deploy it later this year, defence ministry officials have said.