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Japan's Ministry of Defence is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing. In a document submitted to the government on Monday, the ministry asked for a 2.2 percent increase…

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing…

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The upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft will be installed with India-made multi-function displays under an Indo-French partnership, as part of a programme to enhance the operational life of multi-role fighters by around 20 years. Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd (STAL), a joint venture between Samtel Avionics and French firm Thales, has…

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Boeing Co has won a contract worth $1.49 billion to build 13 more P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft, and buy titanium and other materials needed for work on 20 further planes in coming years, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. The contract covers production of nine P-8A aircraft to be built for…

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Oshkosh Corp. won a $6.75 billion contract to build almost 17,000 new light trucks to replace aging Humvees for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, cementing the future of its defense business. The Wisconsin-based company was chosen over competitors Lockheed Martin Corp. and AM General LLC to build as many…

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AECOM announced it has been awarded a $45-million task order by the United States Navy to provide engineering and technical support services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division. The task order has a one-year base period with four one-year options available. Under the task order, AECOM will…

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America's Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military today on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, outlined a freshly drafted Pentagon report highlighting issues in the…

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A Japanese consortium eyeing one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, a A$50 billion ($35.60 billion) project to build submarines for Australia, on Wednesday launched a public charm offensive to address local concerns over its bid. The consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries has been hesitant…

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CACI International Inc announced that it was awarded a $28 million contract to support specialized technologies for the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This 22-month task order was awarded under the Strategic Services…

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Boeing Co (BA.N) on Monday told its workers that it expected to cut as many as "several hundred" jobs in its satellite business through the end of 2015 due to a downturn in U.S. military spending and delays in commercial satellite orders. Multiple commercial orders were being delayed by recent…