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U.S. foreign military sales total $55.6 billion, up 33 percent:

A Humvee.Sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign governments rose 33 percent to $55.6 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, as looser restrictions on sales have begun to increase arms deals.


Pentagon sees China as “growing risk” to US defence industry

China a risk to US defenceChina represents a “significant and growing risk” to the supply of materials vital to the US military, according to a new Pentagon-led report seeking to mend weaknesses in core US industries vital to national security.

US military dependent on foreign countries, including China

US military dependent on foreign countriesA Pentagon-led review ordered by President Donald Trump identified hundreds of instances where the US military depends on foreign countries, especially China, for critical materials, officials said.

U.S. approves United Tech purchase of Rockwell Collins

United Technologies is to purchase Rockwell Collins.U.S. aerospace and industrial company United Technologies Corp has won U.S. approval to buy avionics maker Rockwell Collins Inc, as long as it sells certain assets, with Chinese approval of the deal still pending.


Massive Russian war games underway

Russian war gamesRussia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to the China border, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army.

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