UK 'considering extra Chinooks'
Plans to fast-track a large order of Chinook transport helicopters for Afghanistan are being examined by the government, the BBC understands.
BBC News

Defence work boosts Babcock results
Engineering group Babcock reported better-than-expected first-half results, as defence contracts protected profits from falling sales in the rail business.
The Telegraph


GE, Rolls F-35 engine deliveries said delayed

Deliveries of an alternate F-35 fighter engine being built by General Electric Co and Rolls-Royce Group PLC will be delayed by one year, a source familiar with the program said on Tuesday.

Reuters

McCain questions Pentagon tanker competition rules

U.S. Senator John McCain, whose investigation helped derail an earlier $23.5 billion Air Force plan to lease and buy 100 Boeing Co tankers, has raised serious concerns about the Pentagon's latest attempt to replace its aging fleet of KC-135 refueling aircraft.

Reuters

BAA construction director Rob Stewart steps down for MoD job

BAA construction director Rob Stewart is to step down from the airport operator at the end of November to oversee the construction of the Ministry of Defence's new technical college in South Wales.

Construction News

MoD loses 100 computers

More than 100 Ministry of Defence computers and dozens more memory sticks have gone missing so far this year, it has been disclosed.

The Telegraph

Finmeccanica signs EUR 220 million contract with ARMAEREO for six M-346 Masters for the Italian Air Force

Finmeccanica via its Company Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO have signed a contract worth EUR 220 million to provide the Italian Air Force with six M-346 Master advanced trainer aircraft(T-346A) and related flight simulators.

Finmeccanica Press Release