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  • BERLIN, Sept 11- The chief executive of aerospace and defense group Airbus criticized the German government on Thursday for its restrictive export policy on defense goods, saying it could deter international partners from cooperating on future defense projects.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The Pentagon's biggest supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp, on Tuesday said it was "very happy" it had teamed up with Boeing Co to bid for the U.S. Air Force's new long-range strike bomber and expected the companies to submit a joint bid soon.

  • Sept 9- Nearly two years after the merger of BAE Systems Plc with rival EADS fell apart, BAE's U.S. unit on Tuesday said it is focused more on winning orders in key product lines than through mergers and acquisitions.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiations with the Pentagon about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, with an agreement weeks or perhaps only days away, a company executive and a senior military officer said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiations with the Pentagon about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, with an agreement weeks or perhaps only days away, the head of the company's aeronautics division said on Tuesday.

  • The failure of a Pratt& Whitney F135 engine in June grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35s for several weeks during the summer, thwarting the advanced warplane's international debut at two UK air shows.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The U.S. government hopes to hammer out an agreement with South Korea by the end of the year for the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems Plc to carry out $1 billion- plus of upgrades to more than 130 F-16 fighter jets, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.

  • OTTAWA/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Canada is likely to choose between two major U.S. firms when it buys a new fleet of jet fighters, excluding two European competitors, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

  • CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • British manufacturing emerges from years in the shadows Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Traditionally companies which have guarded their secrets closely, arms makers are opening up to partnerships and technology sharing to meet the demands of overseas buyers they need to offset budget cuts at home.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. planemaker Boeing on Tuesday said a consortium led by British defense company BAE Systems would provide the flight control system electronics for its new 777 X jet. The two firms are the incumbent suppliers to Boeing for some of the electronics systems on the 777 platform already flying.

  • Singapore, Greece among F-16 upgrade opportunities. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- Europe's largest defense contractor BAE Systems expects to win more than half of the $10 billion market to modernize F-16 fighter jets, saying its cost-effective offering could give it an edge in the battle with Lockheed Martin.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- The U.S. and UK militaries are "not giving up" on bringing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Britain for a high-profile air show this week after an engine fire prompted a fleetwide grounding, a top U.S. official said Monday.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- Industry investment of $170 million over the next two years is expected to result in savings of $1.8 billion on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 program manager Lorraine Martin told reporters on Thursday.

  • July 9- British fraud investigators have questioned defence officials and former and current employees of an Airbus subsidiary in connection with allegations of corruption in Saudi Arabia, the aerospace and defence company said on Wednesday.

  • NEW DELHI, July 8- Britain's foreign secretary lobbied India on Tuesday to buy Eurofighter military aircraft, suggesting that London has not yet abandoned hope of ousting France's Rafale from a multi-billion-dollar combat jet order.

  • Britain's Hague plugs Eurofighter on visit to India Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, July 8- Britain's foreign secretary lobbied India on Tuesday to consider buying the Eurofighter, indicating that London has not yet abandoned hope of ousting France's Rafale from a multi-billion-dollar order of multi-role combat jets.