SFO faces loss of powers to crime agency

Plan raises concerns over possibility of political interference

BAE to name Woodburn as operations chief

Oil executive seen as preferred successor to chief executive

Warren East, the chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce, and the dividend payouts
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Rolls-Royce lauded for turnround progress

Shares surge on chief’s 2016 guidance despite dividend cut

US to push on with nuclear modernisation

Arsenal to be upgraded despite criticism from experts

Rolls designs revolution on factory floor

Closing gap on rivals’ profit margins requires more efficient manufacturing techniques

Labour splits deepen over Trident renewal

BAE given £201m in final stages of submarine design

US and others agree aircraft carbon cuts

White House says equivalent to removing 140m cars each year

BAE homes in on new chief executive

Successor to Ian King must have big project and international expertise

French Barracuda class submarine
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France fades in Australia submarines race

Bid to build fleet loses ground amid US fears of ‘tech leakage’

US military: Robot wars

More money must go to technology to confront China and Russia, say some people in the Pentagon

Borrowers return to Europe’s bond markets

Chinese tech group starts ball rolling as US companies instruct banks after slow start to the year

Solar-powered drones to join defence fleet

Zephyr 8 will eavesdrop on adversaries from the edge of space

EasyJet to trial hybrid aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cell could save 50,000 tonnes of fuel per year

Call for drone crackdown after 4 near-misses

Unmanned vehicle came close to Stansted 737

Manufacturers step in to back steelmaker

MoD brokers £30m support package for Sheffield Forgemasters

North Korea activity points to missile test

Signs of long-range launch in defiance of UN raise US concerns

Rolls-Royce chief to cull senior managers

Departures are part of efforts to cut costs at troubled group

Iran Air to buy 118 Airbus jets

Deal, including 12 A380 superjumbos, marks return to aviation market

Boeing grapples with production challenges

Group disappointed market with aircraft output goal for 2016

UK manufacturing: bright spots amid gloom

Rebalancing of economy elusive but success stories defy global headwinds

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