Weapons technology

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Record numbers expected as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens in London
Egypt, Vietnam and Indonesia among countries sending delegations to four-day DSEI at ExCeL

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, Sep, 2023 @5:29 PM

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BAE agrees to buy space technology firm Ball Aerospace for $5.6bn
Weapon maker’s takeover of US firm comes amid global surge in spending on military and spying technology

Jasper Jolly

17, Aug, 2023 @7:56 AM

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Saudis ask to join UK, Italy and Japan’s joint air combat programme
UK-backed move could help spread cost of developing fighter jet and drones, but may prove controversial

Jasper Jolly

11, Aug, 2023 @4:13 PM

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‘Make mud, not war’: how US used weather warfare in Vietnam
Top-secret project Commando Lava caused disruption along strategically vital Ho Chi Minh trail

David Hambling

10, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Germany arranges supply of 30 Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine
Arms firm Rheinmetall to refurbish vehicles following military aid package announced at Nato summit

Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Pjotr Sauer

09, Aug, 2023 @3:53 PM

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‘It’s simple and cheap’: the volunteers making Ukraine’s Trembita bomb
Known as the ‘people’s missile’, the bomb costs about £2,300 to build and can be transported in a car boot

Luke Harding in Kyiv

09, Jul, 2023 @10:58 AM

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Joe Biden defends ‘difficult decision’ to send cluster munitions to Ukraine
Rights groups condemn supply of widely banned weapons and fellow Democrat calls it a ‘terrible mistake’

David Smith Washington bureau chief and Luke Harding in Kyiv

08, Jul, 2023 @10:14 AM

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What are cluster bombs and why are they controversial?
Biden administration confirms it has approved providing Ukraine with weapons opposed by human rights groups

Léonie Chao-Fong in Washington

07, Jul, 2023 @7:09 PM

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Russian forces face shortage of tanks as counteroffensive creeps forward
Ukraine forces slowly pushing back Putin’s troops, claims Kyiv, aided by western hardware

Daniel Boffey in Kyiv

17, Jun, 2023 @10:44 AM

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US ‘ready to fight in space if we have to’, says military official
Threat posed by ‘provocative’ Russia and China has left US no choice but to prepare for orbital skirmishes

Ian Sample Science editor

28, May, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Russian weapons manufacturers hosted at Saudi trade event
Companies with direct links to Russian military set to attend, which is likely to heighten tensions with US

David Pegg, Manisha Ganguly and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

26, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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US imposes sanctions on leader of Wagner group in Mali
Private army led by Ivan Aleksandrovich Maslov accused of acquiring weaponry for use in Ukraine

Staff and agencies in Washington

25, May, 2023 @9:01 PM

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