News A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan

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The German Chancellor's veto of the EADS deal has left both companies' bosses and investors with questions to answer on their future strategy

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Traders were in a defensive mood yesterday as volumes hovered around annual August lows and defence stocks found themselves in focus. Chemring, the military equipment maker, was the FTSE 250's biggest faller, down 40.8p to 373.9p, as doubt emerged about Carlyle's approach coming to fruition. The US private-equity firm admitted its interest in Chemring last Friday but scribes at UBS reiterated that it is still "highly preliminary".

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300 jobs at risk as MoD air tanker work moved to Spain

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Rolls-Royce to upgrade major UK plant

Rolls-Royce is to upgrade a major UK plant as part of a £1.1 billion contract from the Ministry of Defence to build reactor cores for the next generation of the UK's nuclear-armed submarines.

MoD set to overhaul Trident subs

Senior defence mandarin seeks private-sector help to cut costs of warhead-carrying vessels

Airbus order 'safeguards UK jobs' says David Cameron

David Cameron today welcomed a £326m order for Airbus from an Indonesian airline.

James Moore: Keep faith with Rolls-Royce – it's one of the best of British

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