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  • 29 January 2008

    UK Consortium To Advise MoD On Military Software

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set up an industry and academic consortium to provide research and guidance to improve the procurement and development of High-Integrity and Safety Critical...

  • 28 January 2008

    General Dynamics Wins Pentagon IT Deal

    General Dynamics has won a US$8.6m contract to design and install information technology systems and infrastructure at the Pentagon, the US Defense Department has announced. The contract is part of...

  • 28 January 2008

    DARPA Researches Brain Wave Technology

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is conducting research into reading brain waves which could alert platoon leaders when soldiers lose situational awareness, writes Aviation Week. The research into...

  • 25 January 2008

    Lockheed’s 4Q Profits up 10%

    Lockheed Martin's fourth-quarter profit rose almost 10% last year, fuelled by strong sales, the company says. Lockheed earned US$799m in the fourth quarter, up from US$729m in 2006. Sales of...

  • 25 January 2008

    Northrop Grumman 4Q Income Flat, Full-Year Revenue Up

    Northrop Grumman says its fourth quarter net income is flat compared with the previous year, but revenue for 2007 increased 6%. Net income for the October-December period was US$454m, compared...

  • 24 January 2008

    General Dynamics Quarterly Profit Up 46 Percent

    General Dynamics has reported a fourth quarter profit of 42 percent on the same period last year, with full-year profit up 12.9 percent. Driven by high sales of combat vehicles...

  • 24 January 2008

    Indonesia Must Use Limited Funds Efficiently

    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has told the country's armed forces not to allow arms suppliers to dictate the size of procurement contracts. Yudhoyono says despite a 12 percent increase...

  • 23 January 2008

    US Revises Defence Technology Export Rules

    US President George Bush has promised "a more efficient and transparent export license process" for weapons and defence technology, following pressure from 18 trade unions. Union officials have complained of...

  • 23 January 2008

    Israel Considers Tagging Soldiers

    The Israeli Army is considering adding GPS to troop uniforms to reduce friendly fire incidents. According to local media reports, Israeli company ITL Optronics has developed GPS indicators that can...

  • 22 January 2008

    Laptop Thefts Prompt MoD Data Security Review

    The UK Defence Secretary Des Browne has revealed three Ministry of Defence (MoD) laptops containing personal data of thousands of potential recruits have been stolen in the past two years....

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