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A diplomacy defense shield

...nuclear infrastructure, said this week it will lift a five-year-old ban on the sale of S-300 rockets and air-defense systems to Iran.The eyeroll-inducing deal is widely considered to have a singular purpose: to give Tehran the ability...
United Defense sold for $850 million managing general partner and 60 percent owner of United Defense, which was formed in 1994 by combining FMC's Defense Systems Group with Harsco's BMY Combat Systems Division. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of...
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Biotech industry shifts research from cures to defense systems

Before anthrax-tainted letters left a trail of life-threatening infections, the nation looked to the biotechnology industry to cure complex diseases like cancer or tenacious ills embedded in our genes. Now biotech researchers are part of an urgent drive to mount defenses against the intentional spread of ancient pathogens once seen as conquered enemies of a remote past - like anthrax, smallpox and bubonic plague.
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Boeing announces new defense division in St. Louis

...the company will operate an Information, Space and Defense Systems Group headquartered in Seattle and made up of three...Space Group, will head the Information, Space and Defense Systems Group. In addition to the defense unit, it will...
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...also was fired - 10 months after she was hired as vice president and deputy general manager of Boeing's Missile Defense Systems business. Finance chief Mike Sears, a 33-year company veteran, had been considered a candidate to succeed chairman...
Unmanned combat jets fly under single operator's control

...Tuesday. Sunday's joint flight marked the first time such a feat was accomplished, according to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems of St. Louis. The X-45A jets took off four minutes apart from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards...
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BAE Systems adds workers

...BAE Systems has received contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to produce, upgrade and remanufacture defense systems for the armed forces, including Bradley Combat Systems vehicles and the Navy's Vertical Launching System components...
Know Bushes' true motives on missiles

...a major shareholder -- has billions of dollars invested in Northrop Grumman, the corporation that makes missile defense systems. President Bush will profit personally from the sale of this missile system when he inherits his portion of his father's...
Greek military to play key role in Olympic security

...ministry said. Greek military pilots will fly surveillance aircraft and warplanes over Greece during the games. Air defense systems, including anti-aircraft batteries, will be part of the Olympic security network, the ministry said. Navy warships...
Company adds firepower to factory SUVs

...opened the company three years ago with his brother, John, and Tom Letter. The Ibis Tek Viper, Cobra and Python defense systems are installed on factory-issue trucks such as the Chevrolet Suburban, Lincoln Navigator and larger Ford pickups...