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India’s Defence Budget 2011-12

India’s Defence Budget 2011-12

The union budget 2011-12, presented to the parliament on February 28, 2011, increased the defence allocation to Rs 1,64,415.49 crore ($36.03 billion). The allocation, which represents an 11.59 per cent growth over the previous year’s budget, is impressive at least […]


China will pursue ‘powerful’ military: Wen

China will pursue ‘powerful’ military: Wen

Premier Wen Jiabao vowed on Saturday that China would continue building a “powerful” military, one day after Beijing announced a return to double-digit percentage hikes in defence spending. “Strengthening national defence and building a powerful people’s army are important guarantees […]


China defense budget to rise 12.7% in 2011

China defense budget to rise 12.7% in 2011

China’s defense budget will rise 12.7 percent in 2011 to 601.1 billion yuan ($91.7 billion), a government spokesman said on Friday, amid persistent concerns about Beijing’s military build-up. The figure was contained in a budgetary report submitted to the National […]


Army FY 12 budget to sustain balance

Army FY 12 budget to sustain balance

For years the Army’s chief of staff has said the service was “out of balance,” but he believes next year’s budget request will keep it on the right footing after 10 years of war. During testimony before the House Armed […]


MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

The Typhoon fighter aircraft is already fulfilling some key defense tasks but it is unlikely to reach its full potential as a multi-role aircraft until 2018, according to a National Audit Office report to Parliament. Getting full value for money […]


British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

The cost of each Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Britain has soared by 75 percent due to bad planning and over-optimism, the public sector spending watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that while the fighter jet was […]


Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

The Air Force expects to invest over $230 billion to operate, maintain, modernize, and recapitalize its tactical air forces during fiscal years 2011 through 2015. This makes up nearly 70 percent of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) total expected tactical […]


RAF Tornado Squadrons to be Disbanded

RAF Tornado Squadrons to be Disbanded

The Royal Air Force’s Number 13 and 14 Tornado squadrons are to be disbanded and formally stood down on 1 June 2011, it has been announced today. The last government announced in December 2009 that the RAF would need to […]


RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

The U.K. Ministry of Defence is scrambling to find GBP1 billion ($1.62 billion) in cost savings prior to the end of the current fiscal year on March 31. Adding to the challenge, the cost-cutting options presented represent politically difficult choices […]


 
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