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    1. November 4, 2014

      Eurofighter turns to social media with Indonesia pitch

      After missing out on large export deals to the Middle East and India, Europe’s Eurofighter is taking the battle for a $1bn...

    2. October 13, 2013

      Europe defence groups urge technology sharing

      Some of Europe’s biggest defence companies have called on their governments to help them win foreign contracts by allowing...

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      Western defence companies are on the back foot as deep cuts work their way through the...
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    1. October 11, 2013

      Transparency over ‘proffers’ will make bribes hard to hide

      When a government hands out a valuable resource, whether it is permission to build on open land or a concession to drill for...

    2. October 9, 2013

      Turkey builds domestic defence industry

      Many countries have tried to use offset programmes to create an indigenous defence industry, but Turkey is one of the...

    3. October 9, 2013

      Probes into Portugal’s submarines deal

      Corruption allegations surrounding Portugal’s 2004 purchase of a pair of submarines from German contractors HDW, Ferrostaal...

    4. October 9, 2013

      Defence groups fear UAE investment penalties

      Defence company executives fear they have exposed themselves to millions of dollars of penalties in the United Arab Emirates...

    5. October 9, 2013

      The history of defence offsets

      Countries have long used weapons sales to boost their economies. In the years after the second world war, US President...

    6. October 9, 2013

      South Africa deals embroiled in controversy

      When in the 1990s South Africa agreed a $4.8bn deal to buy warships, submarines and aircraft from Germany, Sweden, Italy and...

    7. October 9, 2013

      Q&A: what are offsets?

      Few people know that defence companies make huge promises as they compete with each other to win government contracts for...

    8. October 9, 2013

      Defence groups’ sweeteners swell to $75bn

      Western defence companies have agreed $75bn of sweetener deals, ranging from helping Omani fishermen to financing an Emirati...

    9. October 9, 2013

      Offsets: methodology used in FT study

      Most defence companies do not reveal the value of their offset obligations and the few that do use proprietary and differing...

    10. 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 an...

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