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CEO of Raytheon's Forcepoint eyes IPO - Boersen-Zeitung

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FRANKFURT U.S. missile maker Raytheon's cybersecurity unit could thrive were it to be listed separately, the head of the unit, Forcepoint, told German business daily Boersenzeitung in an interview published on Saturday.

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Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension - Russian embassy

OSLO Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighbouring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

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France lands 1.1 billion euros armoured vehicle deal from Belgium

PARIS France welcomed a strategic cooperation deal with Belgium under which Belgium will buy 60 armoured Jaguar vehicles and 417 Griffon multi-role armoured vehicles worth 1.1 billion euros (1 billion pounds).

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit

SOFIA Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

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Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON With the United States expected to authorise India's purchase of naval drones, a senior White House official cautioned on Friday that any U.S. military transfer to India would not represent a threat to its rival neighbour Pakistan.

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Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet

PARIS Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of the European fighter industry and its three existing programmes: Eurofighter, France's Rafale and Sweden's Gripen.

U.S. military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday that a crisis communications link with Russia meant to avoid an accidental clash over Syria was "in use," even after Moscow threatened to abandon it over the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday.

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U.S. approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

The United States government has approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to India, the U.S.-based company said on Friday.

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Are you being served? Planemakers alter sales pitch to boost profit

PARIS Airbus and Boeing leave this week's Paris Airshow with plans for ambitious growth in aviation services, as flattening demand for new jets and pressure to raise profit margins encourages planemakers to deepen their exposure to airline operations.

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

PARIS Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.

Bulgaria to start talks with Sweden over warplane purchase

SOFIA Bulgaria is to start talks to buy new Swedish Gripen warplanes to replace its Soviet-designed MiG-29s but will expect Sweden's commitment on investments in the Balkan country before signing a deal, the prime minister said on Friday.

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British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.