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Behind the numbers: are the UK’s top military procurements still a mess?

Its publication might have come a month later than usual, but the release of the UK National Audit Office’s (NAO) annual Major Projects Report on 10 January still provides the usual fascinating insight into the at-times bizarre world of defence procurement, British-style. Over the years, we’ve become used to the report detailing what the BBC’s […]

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L-3 boss confirms Nimrod R1 is dead

Overheard this morning on the L-3 Corp earnings call with analysts. CEO Michael Strianese was asked about a report (by Inside the Air Force’s Marcus Weisgerber) that the UK would cancel Nimrod to buy US Air Force Rivet Joints. Strianese replied: “As you know, last yearL-3 won the role of prime contractor on Helix … […]

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