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    1. May 24, 2016

      How aircraft makers cater for military and defence users

      During the Dubai air show in November, the United Arab Emirates’ defence ministry announced it was buying two...

    2. March 28, 2016

      Defence groups take aim at cyber security

      The hackers were changing tactics almost by the hour. Even as the cyber defence team erected one wall to repel the...

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      Corporate aviation looks to recover from years of depression that have been further ex...
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    1. March 7, 2016

      Email pioneer Ray Tomlinson dies aged 74

      Ray Tomlinson, the programmer credited with sending the world’s first modern email and for pioneering the use of the @...

    2. February 22, 2016

      BAE Systems suffers cyber attacks twice a week

      Foreign governments are suspected of launching cyber attacks on BAE Systems roughly twice a week, according to the UK...

    3. February 8, 2016

      French bid to make Australia submarines fades on US security fears

      Paris’s bid to build a $35bn submarine fleet for Australia has lost significant ground over fears the French state...

    4. December 3, 2015

      UK spending watchdog criticises failure over e-borders programme

      The Home Office has failed to deliver fully on its e-borders programme, despite spending £830m, according to a report...

    5. November 16, 2015

      US defence stocks rise after Paris attack

      The terror attacks in France on Friday sparked sharp stock moves in at least two US sectors. Several large defence...

    6. September 8, 2015

      Polish defence splurge lures western manufacturers

      None of the world’s biggest companies would usually pay any attention to Kielce, a small, unremarkable post-industrial...

    7. June 23, 2015

      Defence contractors: Upward trajectory

      Donald Rumsfeld, the former US defence secretary, was fond of talking about “known knowns”. Western defence spending is...

    8. June 9, 2015

      Berlin opts for Lockheed Martin air defence missile

      Germany plans to buy its new multibillion-euro missile defence system from Lockheed Martin, a procurement decision that...

    9. April 27, 2015

      Raytheon: shooting for growth

      Sin stocks mock the virtuous by outperforming the market over time. One subset of sin doing particularly well recently:...

    10. April 27, 2015

      Defence groups quiet on anti-corruption measures

      Two-thirds of defence companies show little or no evidence of having programmes to combat corruption, according to an...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Raytheon and Airbus close in on $9bn Polish defence deals

      Raytheon and Airbus took big steps on Tuesday towards securing Polish defence contracts worth an estimated $9bn as the...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Raytheon buys cyber security company Websense in $1.7bn deal

      Raytheon has bought a majority stake in cyber security company Websense in a $1.7bn deal to form a new company, as part...

    13. March 3, 2015

      Lockheed and Raytheon face off over European missile deals

      Battle to protect Germany and Poland’s skies Two of the world’s biggest defence companies are battling over bids to...

    14. February 18, 2015

      May wins right to challenge Raytheon compensation

      Theresa May has won a first legal challenge against paying £224m compensation for a cancelled contract to US defence...

    15. August 19, 2014

      The glitches in government IT contracts

      The £224m compensation awarded to US defence contractor Raytheon this week has underscored continuing concerns over the...

    16. August 19, 2014

      Whitehall farce on digital display

      The history of the British civil service and outsourcing contracts is an unhappy one. Neither ministers nor the private...

    17. August 19, 2014

      Raytheon’s timeline of problems with UK border control

      2003: UK prime minister Tony Blair launches the eBorders programme, promising that the database of foreign travellers...

    18. August 18, 2014

      UK ordered to pay Raytheon £224m over eBorders contract

      The UK government has been ordered to pay £224m to US defence contractor Raytheon for unlawfully terminating a £750m...

    19. The World

      February 10, 2014

      Asian aerospace: join our Twitter chat

      Will a slow down in Asian economies mean cancelled orders for Airbus and Boeing? Our Aerospace special report explores...

    20. October 9, 2013

      Offset side deals spark calls for transparency

      For the past few years, BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, has reaped some of its biggest dividends from...

    21. October 4, 2013

      Lockheed shares hit by shutdown

      Investors’ caution on US companies that depend on revenue from the government sent the S&P 500 lower for the week, as...

    22. October 1, 2013

      US defence stocks shake off shutdown

      US defence and aerospace contractors moved mostly higher to recover some recent losses as investors greeted the first...

    23. September 27, 2013

      Turkey to buy $4bn air defence system from China

      Turkey has announced plans to buy a $4bn air defence system from China, a decision that has surprised and dismayed some...

    24. September 16, 2013

      Defence contractors face changes to long-term government ties

      At a dinner in the autumn of 1993 now known as “the last supper”, the US deputy secretary of defence told industry...

    25. August 21, 2013

      US military tested using Twitter to profile civilians in anti-terror scheme

      The US military has been investigating how to track security threats from terrorism to money laundering by mining...

    26. July 23, 2013

      Defence contractors hopeful that big US programmes are safe

      Contractors involved in some of the US military’s most sensitive and high-profile procurement projects are growing...

    27. July 1, 2013

      Lockheed launches overseas division

      Lockheed Martin of the US has launched an international division as cuts in US military spending and the increasingly...

    28. MBA blog

      June 6, 2013

      Dinner with executives

      The administration at Thunderbird’s Executive Education programme set up a dinner with Raytheon Missile Systems’...

    29. May 22, 2013

      Defence: Polish military prepares for modernisation

      Poland has embarked on one of the biggest defence spending increases of any Nato member. The programme was launched by...

    30. April 25, 2013

      Wall St indices shake off oil sector losses

      A broad rally across US markets failed to boost shares in ExxonMobil after the oil major said total production slipped...

    31. March 31, 2013

      Israel: Shields raised

      As soon as US President Barack Obama disembarked from Air Force One on his first visit to Israel last month, an Iron...

    32. March 3, 2013

      Lockheed warns on defence cuts

      Contract terminations, factory closures and thousands of job losses could result from across-the-board spending cuts...

    33. February 19, 2013

      Gulf states buying up military hardware

      Fears of Iran and unrest around the Middle East have prompted a shopping spree by Gulf countries for military hardware,...

    34. The World

      February 7, 2013

      In the Picture: Obama, Brennan and the drone issue

      A police officer asks protesters to move to the sidewalk during a demonstration in front of a Raytheon company building...

    35. February 6, 2013

      US budget cuts hit aircraft carriers

      The US will reduce from two to one the number of aircraft carriers it operates in the Gulf, the most significant impact...

    36. January 24, 2013

      Mixed earnings weigh on Wall Street

      Netflix shares soared after it surprised analysts by reporting profits when Wall Street was expecting a loss in the...

    37. November 19, 2012

      Gulf states plan fresh arms spending

      Gulf states are planning a fresh round of big arms buys from US and European manufacturers, as they replace old...

    38. October 29, 2012

      Hawker Beechcraft: Industry expects jet division to be grounded

      The mid-western town of Wichita, Kansas, may be nearly 1,500 miles from the offices of New York City’s financiers. But...

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