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Defence Plan: Tanks, Planes and Ships Face Cuts

The Scotsman, The Army is set to lose almost a third of its Challenger 2 battle tanks in sweeping shake-up of the Armed Forces unveiled today by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon. The plans

Defence chiefs hit aircraft, tank critics

The Age, Defence Force chiefs have attacked critics of plans to buy new strike fighters and battle tanks, claiming they are essential for an effective military. Military chief Peter Cosgrove told a parliamentary inquiry yesterday that a proposed $10 billion […]

Jet deal too good to refuse: Cosgrove

Queensland Newspapers, THE US Joint Strike Fighter was a “sure bet” that would allow Australian pilots to work seamlessly with our main ally, defence force chief Peter Cosgrove said yesterday. Defending the decision to buy a plane that will not […]

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France to stage joint military exercises in Tajikistan

AFP, France is to send troops to Tajikistan to take part in joint exercises with local forces, French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said Sunday following talks with President Emomali Rakhmonov in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. “Tajik troops this year received […]

Indian Air Force refuses batch of Sukhoi jets from Russia: report

AFP, The Indian Air Force (IAF) has refused to accept a batch of Sukhoi jets from military ally Russia after engine problems in a previous consignment, a report said Sunday. The air force has told the defence ministry to stop […]

Embraer Delivers the 5th Emb 145 SA to Brazilian Air Force

Embraer, Embraer delivered the fifth EMB 145 SA aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This is the eighth of a total of eight Embraer aircraft to be commissioned with SIVAM, the Amazon Surveillance Program, being five EMB 145 SA […]

Successful Test Of Predator Missile

US Naval Sea Systems Command, DAHLGREN, Va. — Under the sole technical direction of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), the next generation U.S. Marine Corps short-range assault weapon completed production first article and Lot 1 testing at […]

NH90 Helicopter Flies Full Fly-By-Wire

NH Industries, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — We are very proud to announce for the first time on the world that the NH90 PT3 successfully flies today in Marignane with full Fly-by-Wire (without mechanical back-up). The trial started at 10.30 a.m. during […]

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