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Pakistan's military faces scrutiny over role in nuclear secrets leaks

AFP, ISLAMABAD: Attempts to prosecute the disgraced father of Pakistan's nuclear program Abdul Qadeer Khan for selling nuclear secrets could backfire by placing the military's alleged role under scrutiny, analysts have warned. Khan confessed in an 11-page statement at the […]

India eyes global aircraft market with its "light" series

AFP, BANGALORE, India: India, decades behind developed nations in technology, is banking on its “light” aircraft and helicopters to capture a slice of global defence spending, the country's airforce chief said Tuesday. “We are two decades behind in technology,” Chief […]

Poland to finalise 330-million-dollar arms contract with India

AFP, WARSAW Poland is poised to finalise a 330-million-dollar (268-million-euro) arms contract with India, Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said on Monday. “In the coming hours we will finalise a contract with India,” he told commercial station Radio Zet. He said […]

Jordan, UAE sign 25-million-dollar deal to set up military factory

AFP, AMMAN: Jordan and the UAE have signed a 25-million-dollar deal to set up a factory in Jordan to produce an unspecified type of military vehicle starting in June, the pro-government daily Al-Rai said Saturday. In line with the deal, […]

Russia offers to move army bases from Georgia sooner

AFP, MOSCOW: Russia said Monday it could withdraw its remaining two army bases from Georgia in seven to nine years, slightly easing its stance on the festering issue between the two former Soviet republics, but one still unlikely to satisfy […]

Work on Malaysia's first submarine base delayed a year

AFP, Malaysia's 800-million-ringgit (211 million dollars) first submarine base in Sabah state on Borneo island will be completed by late 2007, a year behind schedule, deputy defence minister Mohamad Shafie Apdal said Sunday. Shafie told AFP the delay was due […]

Air-to-Air Missile Market to Generate $12 Billion in Sales Through 2013

Forecast International, NEWTOWN, Conn. — Although Operation Iraqi Freedom saw no major aerial engagements between the involved combatants, this will not hinder sales of air-to-air missiles in the future. Sales of air-to-air missiles (AAMs) over the next 10 years will […]

Russia Markets T-72 Upgrade to India

Rosoboronexport State Corporation, DEFEXPO India Exhibition is one of priorities for Russian defence producers. Russian-Indian co-operation in the military-technical field accounts for more than four decades and forms the basis of strategic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi. Russia takes […]

Lockheed Martin gets Aegis Contract

US Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $258,675,871 fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-01-C-5168) for three Navy fiscal year 2004 Aegis Weapons Systems (AWS) and one AWS for DDG […]

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