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Taiwan plans $2.2bn jet trainer programme

Taiwan aims to spend T$68.6 billion ($2.16 billion) over 12 years from 2017 to develop its own jet trainers, according to budget data seen on Wednesday, signalling the government's resolve to build up the defence industry. Chi

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Lockheed wins $10bn US defence contract: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $10 billion contract to support the C-130J aircraft production program, the Pentagon said on Friday. - Reuters

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Civil defence a key focus for Milipol Qatar

Civil defence will be a key focus at the upcoming Milipol Qatar 2016, a leading bi-annual event dedicated to homeland security in Doha, Qatar, later this year. The event will debut a dedicated exhibition area and key conference se

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Top experts to attend Jordan defence event

Leading experts in the field of security will share the latest developments and challenges in the areas of defence and security in the GCC region at the 5th Middle East Homeland Security Summit, to be held in Jordan, in November.

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Saudi weapons imports lead surge in global sales

A surge in weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition of nations fighting in Yemen, helped push global arms sales up more than 10 percent last year, according to an annual report. The world defence market climbed to $6

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Saudi weapons imports lead surge in global sales

A surge in weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition of nations fighting in Yemen, helped push global arms sales up more than 10 percent last year, according to an annual report. The world defence market climbed to $6

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Allies must pay more for US help, says Trump

Rolling out an "America first" foreign policy, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has vowed that if he were elected president, US allies in Europe and Asia would have to fend for themselves if they did not pay more for the US defence

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Adnec promotes its defence events at Dimdex

A delegation from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) is participating at the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (Dimdex 2016) to promote two of its top events scheduled for 2017. Di

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Turkey agrees $5.9bn of new defence projects

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the country's defence industry executive committee on Wednesday approved $5.9 billion of new defence projects, $4.5 billion of which will consist of domestic production. Speaking to

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China military budget to top $146 billion

China will increase military spending by 7.6 per cent this year to 954.35 billion yuan ($146.67 billion), the government announced on Saturday. Last year, defence spending was budgeted to rise 10.1 per cent to 886.9 billio

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