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Iran hackers 'may target US energy, defence firms'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential

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Iran hackers 'may target US energy, defence firms'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential

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UAE forms new defence manufacturing giant

The UAE on Tuesday announced the merger of a number of state-controlled defence companies to create an integrated services and manufacturing business called Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC). The new entity will bring tog

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Agility unit wins $82.5m UK defence contract

Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility said on Monday that a wholly owned unit had won an $82.5 million contract from Britain's Ministry of Defence to manage household moves for ministry and armed forces personnel. The contract, secur

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Raytheon eyes Qatar missile contract before year-end

US-based Raytheon expects Qatar and the US government to complete a long-awaited multibillion-dollar agreement on a "significant" number of Patriot missile defence systems before the end of the year, a senior company official said.

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Two killed in fire at Iran defence plant

An Iranian defence industry body said two workers were killed in a fire at an explosives factory in an eastern district of Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described t

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L&T wins major Oman air base contract

Leading Indian construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has won a major order from Oman's Ministry of Defence for construction of an air base in the Sultanate. The Omani subsidiary clinched the deal for

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Qatar signs $11 billion arms accord with US

The United States has signed an agreement with Qatar to sell the Gulf Arab ally Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems valued at $11 billion. "Today's signing ceremony underscores the strong

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A&D sector faces new wave of structural challenges

After a record year, the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry is likely on the verge of a new wave of major structural transformation and possible M&A moves, at the same time that commercial aerospace may be reaching its peak and as the

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BAE plans to revamp Saudi operations

Europe's biggest defence contractor BAE Systems said it would reorganise its interests in Saudi Arabia into one company to enhance its relationship with Riyadh Wings, its partner there. The two groups will bring their activiti

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