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  • 9 November 2007

    UK Ready to Launch Latest Skynet Satellite

    The UK is due to launch its latest military satellite as part of the Skynet project later today. The Skynet 5B will join the 5A satellite, which was launched in...

  • 9 November 2007

    US Defence Budget Approved

    The US House or Representatives has approved a US$40bn defence budget increase. The US$471bn budget does not include President Bush's US$196bn request for funding operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but...

  • 8 November 2007

    US Black Hawk Crashes in Italy

    A US Black Hawk helicopter has crashed in northern Italy killing at least two people. The crash happened near Treviso, on the bank of the River Piave, the BBC reports....

  • 8 November 2007

    UK FRES Design Decision One Step Closer

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released a prequalification questionnaire to companies interested in building the utility-vehicle for its Future Rapid Effects System (FRES). The ministry is yet to...

  • 8 November 2007

    General Dynamics to Modify Abrams Technical Support

    General Dynamics Land Systems has won a US$411.2m contract to modify the Abrams Tank System Technical Support. The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command contract will fund engineering studies...

  • 7 November 2007

    Lord Drayson Quits for the Racing Life

    The UK's Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support, Lord Drayson, has left the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to pursue a motor racing career in the American Le Mans...

  • 7 November 2007

    BAE to Develop ISR Systems

    BAE Systems says it will lead a Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programme to develop a new class of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and capabilities. The US$18.5m,...

  • 6 November 2007

    Lockheed’s GMLRS Passes GPS Jamming Test

    Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) has passed two tests proving its ability to operate in a GPS jamming environment. Lockheed says the tests demonstrated GMLRS rocket performance...

  • 5 November 2007

    Carnegie Mellon Wins Darpa Urban Challenge

    Carnegie Mellon University has won this year’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge for unmanned ground vehicles. The contest saw eleven robotic vehicles navigate a 60 mile simulation...

  • 5 November 2007

    UK MoD to Slash Workforce

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) may cut up to 9,000 jobs from its equipment procurement and logistic arm according to confidential cost-saving plans. The UK's Financial Times reports defence...

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