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NEW DELHI, March 3- India's defence ministry said on Monday it had ordered an investigation into state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's orders from Britain's Rolls-Royce Holdings worth at least $1.2 billion.
NEW DELHI, March 3- India's defence ministry said on Monday it had ordered a bribery investigation over state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's purchase of jet engines from Britain's Rolls-Royce Holdings in a deal worth at least $1.2 billion. No comment was immediately available from Rolls-Royce's office in India.
F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER The Pentagon said it remained strongly committed to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet program, which includes an engine built by Pratt& Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc also provide significant components for the aircraft.
LONDON, Feb 20- European shares recouped early losses to end flat on Thursday, helped by a rally in U.S. equities after strong manufacturing data, but sentiment remained fragile and miners slipped on disappointing data from China. But overall sentiment remained jittery following poor data from China, France and the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.
*Miners slip on disappointing China data. The market trimmed losses in afternoon trading after data showed U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in February at its fastest pace in nearly four years, but overall sentiment remained fragile after poor data from China, France and U.S. mid-Atlantic region.
LONDON, Feb 20- Europe's biggest defence contractor BAE Systems warned on Thursday that it expected earnings this year to drop by up to 10 percent as a result of U.S. spending cuts, with conditions still difficult despite a recent bi-partisan federal budget deal in Congress.
LONDON, Feb 19- British defence contractor BAE Systems has finally agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia on its long-delayed Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal with the Gulf state, potentially leading to more contracts across the region.
*Asia, Gulf to drive global defence growth in 2014. LONDON, Feb 12- Fuelled by growing strains in Middle East and Asia, global defence spending looks set to rise in 2014 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
LONDON, Feb 5- Britain's defence industry is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on a new unmanned aircraft after the government and BAE Systems announced on Wednesday that their Taranis project had surpassed expectations in trials last year.
NEW DELHI, Jan 28- India is set to become the first country since World War Two to buy a military aircraft from Japan, helping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe end a ban on weapons exports that has kept his country's defence contractors out of foreign markets.
*PM Abe seeking to bolster Japan's military. TOKYO, Jan 27- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is in advanced talks to supply parts for the F-35 stealth fighter to Britain's BAE Systems, in what would be the first involvement of a Japanese manufacturer in a global weapons programme, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
TOKYO, Jan 27- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is in advanced talks to supply parts for the F-35 stealth fighter to Britain's BAE Systems, in what would be the first involvement of a Japanese manufacturer in a global weapons programme, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.
The Bank of England will not be "railroaded" into lifting interest rates early, said Roger Carr, the chairman of BAE Systems.
Sir Roger Carr, chairman at BAE Systems, says that while the economy is "hugely better", people should still be on their guard.
LONDON/ DAVOS, Jan 22- Defence company BAE Systems said it was making progress on a deal with Saudi Arabia over the pricing for Eurofighter jets and was seeking other buyers for the aircraft after the collapse of a potential sale to the United Arab Emirates.
LONDON/ DAVOS, Jan 22- British defence firm BAE Systems is making progress on a deal with Saudi Arabia over the pricing for Eurofighter jets, its chairman signalled on Wednesday, a key milestone for the company.
LONDON, Jan 16- BAE Systems is changing the name of its cyber security unit from Detica to BAE Applied Intelligence, in a rebranding move to court more commercial customers alongside its traditional government client base.
Major employers plan to recruit around 1,200 extra U.K. graduates this year, sending recruitment to a seven-year high, according to a report.
DeMuro follows Hudson to BAE from U.S. weapons manufacturer General Dynamics. He was previously executive vice president and corporate vice president at General Dynamics's $11 billion information systems and technology group. DeMuro was passed over for the top position at General Dynamics in late 2012, a job now held by Phebe Novakovic.
*Record 3.2 bln stg deal for BAE Systems. *AstraZeneca, Carillion, Bentley also come to market. The market set its record for risks hived off by schemes this year with its biggest deal to date, of 3.2 billion pounds from BAE Systems, along with others from AstraZeneca, Bentley and Carillion.