Saturday, 18 September 2021
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Babcock and BMT continues supporting RN submarine flotilla
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a 155 million contract to provide engineering support to the Royal Navy's (RN) nuclear submarine flotilla over the next 10 years.

Australia opts for Joint Strike Fighter
Australia's new $46.73 billion defense capability plan has set its sights firmly on acquiring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as central to its air defense strategy.

India to have 230 Sukhoi Su-30s by 2015

The Indian air force plans to more than double the size of its Sukhoi Su-30 fleet to 230 aircraft by 2015 as part of a plan to accelerate its fighter modernisation.

Flight Global

Babcock bullish on defence contracts

Work on UK aircraft carriers and Canadian submarines has enabled Babcock International to make a bullish trading statement.

Financial Times

US seeks "full partnership" with Russia on missiles

The Obama administration is seeking "full partnership" with Moscow to bridge ballistic missile-defense differences that have strained U.S.-Russian ties for years, the head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday.


We need a European defence plan

With underfunded, ill-equipped British troops struggling in Afghanistan, now is the time for European defence co-operation.

The Guardian

Ex-forces chief hits out at lack of funding

General Lord Guthrie, the former head of the armed forces, has accused the Government and the Prime Minister of spending the "minimum they could get away with" on defence in Afghanistan and putting soldiers at risk.

The Telegraph

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