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  • 23 August 2007

    Kongsberg to Supply Remote Weapons Stations to US Army

    Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace has been awarded a NOK8bn (£1.35bn) contract to supply the US Army with Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station...

  • 23 August 2007

    Taiwan Increases Military Spending

    Taiwan has proposed increasing its defence budget by 15% next year. The draft budget, which is yet to be approved by parliament, sets aside TWD345.9bn ($10.5bn), an increase of TWD44.6bn....

  • 22 August 2007

    Helicopter Crash Kills 14 in Iraq

    A Black Hawk helicopter has crashed in northern Iraq, killing 14 US soldiers. The cause of the crash is still being investigated, but it is thought to have been caused...

  • 22 August 2007

    General Dynamics wins Bradley Armour Contract Option

    General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $107.7m contract option by the US Army for reactive armour protection for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The option is part...

  • 22 August 2007

    BAE Completes Sale of Inertial Products Business

    BAE Systems has completed the sale of its Inertial Products business to JF Lehman & Co. Inertial Products supplies military and commercial customers with inertial sensors and measurement units for...

  • 21 August 2007

    iRobot Sues Former Employee for Patent Violation

    US robot manufacturer iRobot has filed two law suits alleging competitor Robotic Fx copied its designs and violated patent laws. iRobot alleges Robotic Fx's Negotiator robot misuses iRobot's PackBot's proprietary...

  • 20 August 2007

    Lockheed Purchases 3Dsolve

    Lockheed Martin has bought technology company 3Dsolve, which creates simulation-based learning systems for government, military and corporate application. 3Dsolve's key strengths are multi-media, software engineering, digital artwork and instructional design....

  • 20 August 2007

    Cluster Bomb Companies Could Lose Investors

    Arms manufacturers are expected to face a barrage of questions from investors over their involvement with the manufacture of cluster bombs. Cluster bombs disperse several smaller bombs over a wide...

  • 20 August 2007

    US Air Force Reopens Drone Debate

    The US Air Force has reopened the debate over the ownership of unmanned aircraft, currently overseen by the Navy and Army, according to a report in today's Financial Times. The...

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