Defence industry welcomes anti-terror wish list
An unprecedented attempt by the intelligence community to provide a wish list of anti-terror technology to defence manufacturers has been heralded as a "huge step forward" by industry.
Financial Times

Ministry of Defence's 'disastrous' decision over Chinooks
The shortage of helicopters in Afghanistan can be traced to a "disastrous" Ministry of Defence decision to try to economise by designing its own software.
The Times


Israel and India sign missile system deal

Israel's Rafael defense company will provide the Indian army with surface-to-air missile systems in a deal said to be worth over $1 billion.

UPI

Munitions factories 'working flat out'

For some it might seem distasteful, but the fact is that while many companies are going to the wall during the current recession there are factories that are working flat out to provide British soldiers in Afghanistan with the ammunition they need.

Defence Management

MAKS-2009 air show results in record $10 bln worth of contracts

Contracts totaling $10 billion dollars were signed during the MAKS-2009 air show outside Moscow, setting a record for Russia's most important biennial aerospace exhibition.

RIA Novosti

RAF Merlins train for Afghanistan

British Merlin helicopter crews have started four months of intense training in the United States ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan.

BBC News