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  • 5 October 2007

    Cubic Wins Training Systems Contract

    Cubic Corporation, the defense segment of Cubic Corp, has won a US Army contract worth $6.8m for its Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000) small arms training system for use...

  • 5 October 2007

    Under-Vehicle Inspection System Bound for Iraq

    US developer of undercover surveillance equipment Law Enforcement Associates says it has received an order for a portable under-vehicle inspection system for use by US troops in Iraq. The Smith...

  • 4 October 2007

    Australia to Fund WGS Satellite

    Australia has agreed to fund one of the satellites for the US's Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) constellation in return for access to the network. Australia will fund one of...

  • 4 October 2007

    Australia Purchases SMArt Artillery

    Australia has acquired a new anti-tank artillery round which self destructs if no target is detected, at a cost of A$14m. The SMArt 155 is a sensor-fused precision munition for...

  • 3 October 2007

    UK MoD Extends Information Infrastructure Contract

    The UK Ministry of Defence has amended the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) (DII(F)) contract held by the EDS-led ATLAS consortium, extending its estimated profit by £269m. The ten-year contract was...

  • 2 October 2007

    US Senate Approves Extra $23.6bn for MRAPs

    The US Senate has approved $23.6bn additional funding for mine resistant armoured vehicles as part of 2008's defence spending bill. The $648bn bill already includes $4.1bn for Mine Resistant Ambush...

  • 1 October 2007

    US Leads International Arms Trade

    The United States is continuing to lead the world's arms trade, controlling almost 42% of the market, according to a recent congressional report. The Congressional Research Service's annual survey of...

  • 1 October 2007

    Arms Treaty Wins Support From UN Members

    Almost 100 countries have submitted ideas for a treaty regulation for the international arms trade, according to UN officials. The treaty, to be reviewed over the next year, aims to...

  • 28 September 2007

    EADS Eyes US for Expansion

    EADS chief executive Lois Gallois says he would consider acquiring or forming a partnership with US firms to boost the company's defence business. Gallois says EADS's expansion strategy centres on...

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