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  • 14 March 2008

    UK Allocates £2bn to Support Troops on The Frontline

    The UK Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced the availability of an extra £2bn to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Announced in the chancellor's first budget, the funding will come...

  • 13 March 2008

    UK Deploys New Sniper Rifle

    The UK armed forces have upgraded rifles used by snipers to include day and night sights and increased firing power, as part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme. The Ministry...

  • 12 March 2008

    Hensel-Phelps Wins US$370m Army Build Contract

    Hensel-Phelps Construction has won a US$370m contract from the US Army to build the new headquarters of the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA). DISA will move 4,000 troops from its...

  • 12 March 2008

    US Army Turns to Waste Power

    The US Army plans to illuminate barracks and run laptops in Iraq using the power of rubbish by deploying four-ton biomass refineries to the country. The refineries, designed to turn...

  • 11 March 2008

    BAE Thermal Weapon Sights Contract Extended

    BAE systems has received a US$130m extension on its order for thermal weapon sights for the US Army, bringing the total value of its five-year contract to US$313m. BAE has...

  • 11 March 2008

    General Dynamics Wins US$18.3m Radio Contract

    General Dynamics has been awarded a US$18.3m contract from the US Department of Defence for high-frequency radio systems and services. The company will also upgrade eight existing sites and provide...

  • 10 March 2008

    NATO Warns of Cyber Terrorism

    Countries need to focus on improving their ability to recover from cyber-terrorism attacks, as they pose the same threat to national security as a missile attack, NATO's cyber defence chief...

  • 10 March 2008

    AV Puma Sets Battery-Powered UAS Flight Record

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment (AV) has set a new record for a battery-powered flight by its Puma small unmanned aircraft. Powered by an onboard fuel cell battery hybrid...

  • 7 March 2008

    Lockheed Wins $8.6m C-RAM Contract

    The US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Centre (AMRDEC) has awarded Lockheed Martin a development contract to demonstrate a counter rockets, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) interceptor system....

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