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Brown wants to see A400M in RAF
Britain and France both claim they want to resolve the A400M situation, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown giving the clearest indication yet that Britain may still buy the troubled aircraft.
Industry responds to Government Strategic Defence Review
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) today (07 July) welcomes the Government's announcement of the intended Strategic Defence Review (SDR) for the next parliament, and encourages the review to seek input from industry.
SBAC Press Release
Future of big military projects under threat
The future of "big-ticket" military projects including the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers has been put into doubt after Labour promised the first strategic defence review in 11 years.
Trident excluded from defence review
The government bowed to the inevitable today by agreeing to a strategic defence review but said it would exclude Britain's most controversial weapons system, the Trident nuclear deterrent. "There is no sacred cow besides Trident," defence officials said.
Major defence review casts new shadow over Naval Base
Devonport again faces uncertainty amid fears the Navy will bear the brunt of a far-reaching defence review that is set to see military spending slashed.
Israel develops a glide bomb
Israel is developing a new "smart" glide bomb, a weapon that had its origins as far as back as World War I. It is likely to wind up in the Israel armory for operations against Palestinian militants and Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.
UK MoD on Defence Vehicles in Theatre
Several reports in the media have claimed that UK troops on the front line in Afghanistan should only be deployed in the heavily-armoured Mastiff vehicle, rather than other, more agile and manoeuvrable vehicles.