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  • 1 April 2008

    Lockheed Wins JTRS Development Contract

    The US Pentagon has chosen Lockheed Martin to develop a next-generation radio system for the Joint Tactical Radio System programme. The US$766m contract will see the new radio system replace...

  • 1 April 2008

    Smiths Detection to Supply ACADA Units to US Army

    The US Department of Defense has awarded Smiths Group's military unit Smiths Detection a contract with a potential total value of US$75m to supply Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm (ACADA)...

  • 31 March 2008

    UK Urged to Review Defence Equipment Spending

    The British government has been urged to review its military equipment purchases following continuing delays with key procurement programmes, such as the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft programme. In its 2008...

  • 31 March 2008

    Global Arms Trade Declines in 2007

    Global weapons transfers declined for the first time in six years in 2007, although there are few signs of a long-term effect on the defence industry, an independent research body...

  • 28 March 2008

    Raytheon Receives Tower Contract from US Army

    The US Army has awarded defence contractor Raytheon with a contract worth more than US$60.2m for 75 aerostat tower surveillance systems. The tower is to be complete by the end...

  • 27 March 2008

    Thales Demonstrates Starstreak II Missile

    UK-based electronics and systems group Thales has conducted the first demonstration of its latest self-propelled Starstreak missile system, incorporating automatic target tracking. Starstreak II was demonstrated to a Ministry of...

  • 27 March 2008

    Australia and Indonesia Plan Joint Defence Exercises

    Australia and Indonesia have forged new defence ties that will focus on education and training, following a landmark meeting in Australia yesterday. It was the first such meeting between Australian...

  • 26 March 2008

    US Army Awards University Simulation Research Contract

    The US Army has awarded the University of Central Florida a US$75m contract to research improvements for simulation technologies. The five-year project will see the university provide access to its...

  • 25 March 2008

    US and Russia Close to Interceptor Agreement

    Russia has confirmed the US has guaranteed a proposed anti-missile shield, to be placed in Poland, will not be directed at its nation. Speaking on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

  • 25 March 2008

    Lockheed Wins US$344m Technical Services Contract

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$344m Next Generation Technical Services Contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD). Lockheed will provide system administration, computer operations and management, systems integration,...

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