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  • 11 December 2007

    Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile

    Pakistan has successfully tested its Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur). The Hatf-VII, which has a 700km range, is a low flying, terrain-hugging missile with high manoeuvrability, pinpoint accuracy and radar-avoidance capabilities....

  • 10 December 2007

    US Sets Up Contracting Command

    The US Army is to set up a new command to handle contracting operations, after a recent report said contracting problems had slowed military operations in Iraq. The two-star command...

  • 10 December 2007

    IED Pre-Detonation System Launched

    US company Homeland Security Strategies (HSS) has introduced a new bomb detection and defeat system for use against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The GAUNLTET uses high power radio frequency energy...

  • 10 December 2007

    Qinetiq to Test UK UAVs

    Electronics firm Qinetiq has won a £5m contract to test the UK Ministry of Defence's new UAV system. Qinetiq will be conducting airborne tests of the Watchkeeper UAV at the...

  • 7 December 2007

    BAE Wins Bradley Reset Contract

    The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded BAE Systems a US$709.4m contract for the reset of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and associated components. Under the contract, BAE will...

  • 7 December 2007

    Lockheed Recieves US$51.3m Missile Launcher Contract

    Lockheed Martin has received a US$51.3m contract to supply 430 M299 helicopter-mounted missile launchers and 376 launcher electronic assemblies to the US Army. The M299 launcher weighs 145lbs and supports...

  • 6 December 2007

    EU to Change Defence Contract Laws

    The European Commission wants to change trade laws to open up defence equipment contracts to EU-wide competition. At present, the European Community Treaty allows governments to restrict defence contracts to...

  • 6 December 2007

    US Tests New Precision Missile

    The US Army is testing a precision missile that can change direction during flight. The Precision Attack Missile (PAM) is launched from the new Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS), which can...

  • 6 December 2007

    South Korea Boosts Satellite Communications

    South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has completed work on a military satellite system that will form part of the SPIDER tactical communications network. The system will allow South...

  • 5 December 2007

    UK National Audit Office to Investigate DII Contract

    The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) is investigating the £5bn Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) contract. The contract, which was awarded to the EDS-led Atlas consortium in March 2005, calls for...

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