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U.S., China defence officials meet for talks

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Chinese and US defence officials met for their highest-level talks since Washington's arms sales to Taiwan in September, state news agency Xinhua...

Brazil expected to become top ten defence spender by 2016

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Brazil ranks number 11 in terms of global defence spending, but due to its annual growth of 20% it is expected to...

Panetta spells out US budget cut doomsday fears

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Defence Secretary Leon Panetta spelled out a doomsday scenario that he said could occur if Congress fails to take action to avoid...

Iraq can’t defend itself fully before 2020 – general

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Iraq's defence chief has said his military will not be fully ready to defend Iraq from external threats until 2020 to 2024,...

China says its military contributes to peace, security in Africa

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China's defence ministry has said it helps bring security and peace to the African continent, as its military contributes to African peacekeeping...

Boeing profit lifted by commercial, defence sales

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Boeing Co posted a larger quarterly profit topping analyst forecasts, on strong commercial and military sales, and the company raised its earnings...

Arms firms in strategic bind over cuts

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Defence companies set to feel the spending ax under a recent US debt deal are making urgent reviews of their strategic options...

China on track for modern military by 2020 – Pentagon

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China appears on track to forge a modern military by 2020, a rapid buildup that could be potentially destabilizing to the Asia-Pacific...

Pentagon to treat cyberspace as “operational domain”

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The Defence Department unveiled a new strategy for protecting military computer networks from hackers designating cyberspace as an "operational domain" US forces...

Russia creates two brigades of Arctic troops

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Moscow will create two brigades to protect its valuable Arctic resources, Russia's defence minister said. Moscow has walked a fine line between cooperation...

Germany okays 10 bln euro defence deal with Algeria

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The German government's security council has given the green light for German companies to sell defence equipment worth about 10 billion euros...

Tough questions await ministers

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Below follows a list of questions, some tough, awaiting Cabinet ministers: NOTICE OF PRIORITISED QUESTIONS FOR ORAL REPLY   QUESTIONS FOR ORAL REPLY DEPUTY PRESIDENT WEDNESDAY, 3...

DoD to “save” R8 billion

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The National Treasury has imposed "efficiency savings" of R8 billion on the Department of Defence. The savings come at a time when...

Defence gets short end of stick: FF+, analysts

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan gas given the military the short end of the stick. That's the view of Freedom Front Plus...

Defence budget down 20% on MTEF figure

The defence budget has been cut. The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) published this afternoon alongside Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan's annual...

City inks $500m deal to go wireless

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In this World Wide Wrap: City inks $500m deal to go wireless, US to enhance detection of nuclear and radiological threats, and...

USA army calls for hardware

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: USA army calls for hardware, growing IT defence budgets, and gaming for soldiers. USA...

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