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Russian arms sales at $6 billion in first half of 2019

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Russian arms exports since the start of 2019 have totaled nearly $6 billion, according to Rosoboronexport chief executive Alexander Mikheyev. Speaking at the St. Petersburg...

United Technologies, Raytheon to create $120 billion aerospace and defense giant

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United Technologies Corp agreed on Sunday to combine its aerospace business with U.S. contractor Raytheon Co and create a new company worth about $121...

Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from China

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The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi’s Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies...

Space firm founded by billionaire Paul Allen closing operations

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Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, is closing operations, cutting short ambitious plans to...

Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research chief says

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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling...

China’s arms exports on the rise

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Beijing continues to build its stature as a global arms exporter, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on the military and security...

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

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Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces...

Images show construction on China’s third – and largest – aircraft carrier

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Construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analysed by a U.S. think tank. The images...

China putting minority Muslims in ‘concentration camps,’ U.S. says

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The United States accused China on Friday of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in “concentration camps,” in some of the strongest...

Australian court finds man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

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An Australian court on Wednesday found a man guilty of plotting to blow up a an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney at the...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...