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    UK engineering group GKN has reported pre-tax profits of GBP224 million (USD380 million) for the first half of 2014, a 76% increase over the same period in 2013. GKN's first half results, announced 29 July, showed reported sales of GBP3.565 billion, down 2% from 2013. According to the company the

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    The UK has pulled the Royal Navy's (RN's) Sea King ASaC.7 airborne surveillance and control (SKASaC) helicopter component out of Afghanistan after five years' operations in theatre. 854 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) formally lowered its ensign at Camp Bastion on 24 July. The Ministry of Defence has

  • Russian pilot dies in MiG-29 crash

    A Russian MiG-29 'Fulcrum' multirole jet fighter aircraft crashed on 27 July, 30 km northwest of Astrakhan in southern Russia. The flight director ordered the pilot to eject, but he remained at the controls and died trying to save the aircraft, said Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman Major General

  • Sixth Indian C-17 arrives in Delhi with special cargo

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its sixth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy transport aircraft on 28 July. The remaining four of 10 C-17s it ordered in 2011 for USD4.1 billion will be delivered by the year-end, IAF officials said. The IAF plans to buy at least six more of the strategic

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  • Update: Lithuania seeks new armoured vehicles

    Lithuania is looking to buy wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 21 July. The new vehicles are intended to replace the country's existing fleet of 300 M113 tracked armoured personnel carriers (APCs), according to the MoD. However, the new vehicles
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    Dutch company Damen Shipyards has begun delivering nine vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as part of a BSD232 million (USD228 million) fleet recapitalisation and port facilities enhancement programme. The first of four 42 m Legend-class (Stan Patrol 4207) offshore patrol

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