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  • 9 July 2007

    UK Treasury Plans to Shut Arms Sales Department

    The UK Treasury is planning to shut down the British Government's controversial arms sales department on the grounds that it subsidies major weapons manufacturers such as BAE Systems. The Defence...

  • 9 July 2007

    BAE Negotiate New Deal With Saudi Arabia

    BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia are negotiating a new £1bn contract for 60 Hawk trainer jets, despite the UK Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) recent investigation into allegations of corruption. Opposition...

  • 6 July 2007

    US Cracks Down on Technology Theft

    The US Justice Department says it plans to bring more cases against weapons brokers and companies that violate export laws as part of the US's 'war against terror'. The department...

  • 6 July 2007

    Dubai International Buys into EADS

    Dubai International Capital has bought a 3.12% stake in EADS (European Aeronautic, Defence and Space) for an undisclosed sum. Although the investment company has not disclosed the transaction terms the...

  • 6 July 2007

    Chinese Jin-Class Submarine Spotted by Satellite

    China's newest ballistic missile submarine has been glimpsed for the first time. The Jin-class vessel, which has been under development for many years, was photographed south of the north-eastern Chinese...

  • 5 July 2007

    US Pushes Faster MRAP Production

    US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates says Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are not an uncontrollable challenge, and has urged the defence industry to produce Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs) quickly and...

  • 5 July 2007

    Russia Threatens EU Missile Installation

    Russia has threatened to place missiles in the EU's backyard if the US continues with its plan to set up a missile defence shield in Poland. Russia's first deputy Prime...

  • 4 July 2007

    Students Train on Virtual Vehicles

    A US military school is using 3D technology to ensure its students truly understand the machines they are working on. The US Army 187th Ordnance Battalion Wheel Vehicle Mechanic School...

  • 4 July 2007

    China Allows Foreign Investment in Defence

    The long-protected Chinese defence industry is opening up to foreign investors as the Chinese Government seeks to invigorate the industry. Firms producing less-sensitive military equipment will be allowed to solicit...

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