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Boeing faces competition for U.S. Army modernization
Boeing Co, lead contractor for the U.S. Army's canceled Future Combat Systems modernization program, is to face competition to manage successor programs, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

MoD allows purchase of foreign armoured vehicles
Britain is to throw open it's armored fighting vehicles requirements to all comers as part of a new sector strategy rolled out by the Ministry of Defence.
Defense News

Raytheon awarded $154.8 million Phalanx Weapon System overhaul and conversion contract

The contract calls for Raytheon to convert the Phalanx Block 1B Baseline 0 to a Baseline 1 configuration and to provide repair services and spares, as well as additional engineering and technical support. The work will be performed at Raytheon Canada Limited Support Services in Calgary, Alberta.

Raytheon Press Release

MoD'S 50m improvement plan for military accommodation

The Ministry of Defence has today announced that the extra investment is being spent on improvements to both Single Living Accommodation (SLA) and Service Family Accommodation (SFA) throughout the UK which will benefit members of all three Services.

MoD Press Release

Pentagon creates 'cyber command' for waging online warfare

Department of Defence sanctions creation of new, united military command focused on protecting America from online attack - and waging information warfare

The Guardian

Britain failed to commit properly to Iraqi campaign, says army chief

Britain failed to commit the troops and resources needed to secure southern Iraq, enabling Iranian-backed militias to grow as it switched its focus too quickly to Afghanistan, the head of the Army said yesterday.

The Times

U.S. missile-defense plans hinder nuclear arms deal - Lavrov

The deployment of a planned U.S. missile defense system in Europe would greatly impede progress on strategic arms reductions, the Russian foreign minister said on Tuesday.

RIA Novosti

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