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Farewell Dear Readers

May 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Events, Industry Analysis 

We have decided to shut down the site in a few weeks. We will remain active on Twitter (@Defprocurenews) and Facebook. Thank you for your readership and support these last 8 years or so.

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January 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
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Romania to Produce 227 Piranha 5 8×8 APCs

January 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Filed under: Industry Analysis, Syndicated Industry News 
The president has accused officials in the Obama administration of abusing the privilege to request redacted names from intelligence reports.

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January 11, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Japan, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
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January 11, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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