extra extra newspaperFrench-Russian tank project on hold due to Ukraine crisis
Paris (AFP) April 02, 2014 – Renault Trucks Defense said Wednesday its project to develop an armoured infantry fighting vehicle together with a Russian manufacturer is on hold due to the Ukraine crisis. “The project is on hold because of the political situation, but that is not saying it has been halted,” RTD marketing director Marc Chassilian told journalists in Paris. The project to develop the wheeled combat vehi … more

Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 02, 2014 – A total of 18 countries filed documents Wednesday ratifying a UN treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade. One year after the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the General Assembly, 31 countries have ratified it. The treaty will take effect once 50 UN member states ratify it. So far, 118 countries have signed it. “It is fair to say that at the current pace of … more

Harris gets $131 million in orders from unidentifed customers
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 01, 2014 – Harris Corporation reports it recently received contracts to provide high frequency, multi-band tactical radios to unidentified international customers. The two awards for the company’s Falcon III radio systems are worth a combined total of $131 million. Under the first award, Harris is providing a country in Asia with Falcon III RF-7800 high-frequency wideband manpack radios and … more