EADS hit by collapse in aircraft orders
EADS profits fell sharply in the first quarter as Europe's leading aerospace and defence group was hit by the growing impact of the global recession and further charges for struggling new aircraft development programmes.
Financial Times

Naval and nuclear units boost Babcock
Submarine maintenance and nuclear waste handling have proved a boon for Babcock, the engineering support services group, which on Tuesday raised its dividend by a quarter and looks forward to a full order book for the coming year.
Financial Times


Raytheon Awarded $521 million Contract by DoD

The Air Force is awarding a firm fixed price contract to Raytheon Co., of Tucson, Ariz., for $521,236,837. This contract action is for the 105 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air, Missile Air Intercept Missile All-Up-Round missiles, 11 AIM-120 D air vehicles instrumented, two AIM-120D Integrated test vehicles

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BAE Systems receives $137 million in orders for thermal weapon sights

BAE Systems will provide thermal weapon sights to the U.S. Army under a $137 million contract that continues production of the widely used infrared sensors

BAE Systems Press Release

Eurofighter decision is between buying aircraft or subsidising 'brain drain' to Europe, says industry

The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade association, has today (Monday) warned that the imminent decision on the UK's participation in tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon programme will affect more than simply the country's future military capability.

SBAC Press Release

Russia's first post-Soviet warplane to fly in 2009

Russia's first all-new warplane since the fall of the Soviet Union will make its maiden flight before the end of the year, a senior official said on Monday.

Reuters

Canadian troops train to counter IEDs

Canadian troops recently conducted an exercise with realistic improvised explosive device detonations in a move to better counter the threat on deployments.

UPI

Russia to link missile defense in Europe with nuclear arms treaty

Russia will link U.S. plans for a missile shield in Europe with the issues of strategic offensive armaments in relations with the United States, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.

RIA Novosti

Northrop Grumman deliveres USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) to the U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman delivered the nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), today. It is the 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and was constructed by the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va.

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