Saturday, 25 September 2021
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Dock at Babcock's Rosyth dockyard ready for Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers
Modifications to No.1 Dock at Babcock's Rosyth dockyard in preparation for the final assembly and outfitting of the massive new Queen Elizabeth (QE) class aircraft carriers have now been successfully completed.

US defense companies say some acquisitions pricey
U.S. aerospace and defense companies are looking to acquire technologies that will help them win more defense contracts, but said some potential candidates were proving to be pricey.

U.S. weighing F-16 options for Iraq

The U.S. Air Force is crafting several options designed to meet an Iraqi request for Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighter aircraft, a senior Air Force official said on Wednesday.


Lockheed gets $421.1 million U.S. Air Force deal

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $421.1 million U.S. Air Force contract for "Weapon System Integrator" work at the Air and Space Operations Center, the Defense Department said on Wednesday.


Iraq Wants Fighter Jets Back, Serbia Says

Serbia confirmed Sept. 2 that Iraq was interested in recovering warplanes that Saddam Hussein's regime sent to what was then Yugoslavia for servicing 20 years ago, but said they were not airworthy.

Defense News

The Army is making the same old mistakes in Afghanistan, say soldiers

Britain is failing to learn from the "military mistakes" made in Iraq in developing ways to defeat the Taleban in Afghanistan, according to a series of critical articles published in an internal army journal.

The Times

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