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MoD to invest in Sheffield Forgemasters after �2.56m acquisition

The Engineer 29 Jul 2021
Scheduled to be completed on 19 August 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s £2.56m acquisition Sheffield Forgemasters will see investment made into defence critical plant, equipment and infrastructure to support defence programmes ... required for defence programmes.

Ministry puts defensive wall around Forgemasters

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Jul 2021
The Ministry of Defence is to buy Sheffield Forgemasters, saying that it intends to invest up to £400 million in the company for plant, equipment and ...

Israel Aerospace signs €200m German radar deal

Globes 29 Jul 2021
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has placed an order for the delivery and installation of four long-range radars as part of the "Hughes Air Defence Radar Nachfolgesystem" (HADR NF) program.

Taliban's Afghanistan offensive has spillover effect in Central Asia

Yahoo Daily News 29 Jul 2021
The Taliban continues to transfer weapons, equipment and vehicles, including armoured vehicles and communication sets, captured from the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) into Pakistan. Separately, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was on a visit ...

Lebanon: Ronaldinho attends memorial ceremony ahead of first anniversary of Beirut Port blast

Ruptly 29 Jul 2021
Clashes broke out between local residents and Lebanese Civil Defence officers during a stampede, injuring four photographers and damaging their equipment ... .

Time to boot out even a trace of misogyny

Dawn 29 Jul 2021
The fact that the alleged murderer and the victim had been longtime friends highlights how vulnerable a Pakistani woman is even among her closest acquaintances ... They must learn self-defence techniques, martial arts, kickboxing and should be equipped with safety tools, such as pepper sprays, tasers, pocket knives and whistles while going out ... .

Future held in trust

China Daily 29 Jul 2021
MA XUEJING/CHINA DAILY ... Diversifying supply chains is one method ... It touches many domains such as trade, investment, strategic sectors, batteries and chips, industrial data, defence, digital technology, cyberspace, migration, climate and energy, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, raw materials, and in the future, certainly, food ... .

Historic steel company bought by Ministry of Defence

Belfast Telegraph 28 Jul 2021
The Ministry of Defence will buy Sheffield Forgemasters, saying it intends to invest up to £400 million into the firm for defence-critical plant, equipment and infrastructure over the next decade.

MOD aquires historic manufacturer

The Business Desk 28 Jul 2021
“The MoD’s intention is to invest up to £400m over the next 10 years to replace defence-critical equipment and infrastructure as we recapitalise our productive capacity, positioning the company to retain and create new highly skilled manufacturing jobs within the Sheffield City region.

Mass chicken deaths: MPI won't prosecute

NewstalkZB 28 Jul 2021
"The deaths were caused by an electrical failure of equipment providing ventilation to a large chicken shed," MPI director of compliance Gary Orr said. "The person in charge of the animals took steps to maintain that equipment and Crown Law advised this provided a defence to potential charges under the Animal Welfare Act.".

Saudi Arabia shoots down drones and missiles aimed at Jizan

The National 28 Jul 2021
Cities and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia are defended by an array of air defence equipment, including the PAC-3 Patriot missile system, a new variant of a 1990s-era system that has been configured to shoot down small, low-flying objects such as drones.Read More.

Russia to boost Tajikistan army amid Afghanistan 'deterioration'

Straits Times 28 Jul 2021
DUSHANBE, TAJIKISTAN (AFP) - Russia will bolster Central Asian ally Tajikistan's military with weapons, equipment and training amid a "deteriorating" situation in neighbouring Afghanistan, Moscow's defence minister said on Wednesday (July 28) on a visit to the country.

Women have served in armed forces for decades, but the military is still a man's world

The Conversation 28 Jul 2021
But a recent report from the House of Commons Defence Committee has found that the Ministry of Defence is still unable to provide women soldiers with uniforms and equipment that fit them properly – among a host of other difficulties ... The commons defence committee deserves praise for its thorough inquiry and report.

Russia to bolster Tajikistan's military amid 'deterioration' in Afghanistan

Straits Times 28 Jul 2021
DUSHANBE • Russia will bolster Central Asian ally Tajikistan's military with weapons, equipment and training amid a "deteriorating" situation in neighbouring Afghanistan, Moscow's Defence Minister said yesterday on a visit to the country ... equipment to bolster Tajikistan's army.

Ultra Electronics must NOT be sold: Skirmish with Russian submarine shows firm is critical to ...

The Daily Mail 28 Jul 2021
The devices relay signals back to British aircraft and ships and are a crucial part of the UK's maritime defences. They are also perhaps the best-known piece of equipment made by Ultra Electronics for the armed forces ... The Americans made the approach through Cobham, another British defence company it snapped up for £4billion last year.

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