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November 13, 2012
N.Korea carries out tests for missiles: think tank
Washington (AFP) Nov 12, 2012
North Korea has conducted motor tests to improve its long-range missiles after a failed launch in April, a US think tank said Monday after reviewing new satellite images. Since the embarrassing flop in April, the communist regime appears to have carried out at least two tests of large motors needed for rockets and worked on a launch platform, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said. The institute examined commercial images of the Sohae satellite launch station between April and S ... read more
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Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval
Raytheon new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System has received the U.S. Army's final stamp of approval after undergoing stringent testing. During the testing, Patriot's performanc ... more

Taiwan tests new anti-ship missile: report
Taiwan tested its longest range ship-to-ship missile within a month of China putting its first aircraft carrier into service, a report said Monday. ... more

Lockheed Martin Continues To Deliver CBP P-3's Ahead Of Schedule
Lockheed Martin delivered the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's sixth Mid-Life Upgraded P-3 Orion on Friday, Nov. 9, about 40 days ahead of schedule. This upgrade was completed in 11 months. ... more
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China to reveal new leaders Thursday: Communist Party
China's Communist Party will on Thursday unveil the new set of top leaders who will run the country for the next decade, one day after its week-long congress ends, officials said Monday. ... more


Hopes weak for Pakistan-Afghanistan peace talks
A high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan Monday for talks on peace in the war-torn nation, but analysts warned that without Taliban involvement little would come of the negotiations. ... more
The Year In Space

Digital Modular Radios For New US Navy Ships and Submarines
The U.S. Navy has ordered an additional 53 General Dynamics-built AN/USC-61(C) four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) for use aboard new Navy ships, submarines and inshore sites. In additio ... more

LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios
LynuxWorks has announced LynuxWorks' LynxOS -SE real-time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by ITT Exelis for their new line of software-defined radios (SDR) that includes Soldier Radio, Rif ... more
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Northrop Grumman Begins Full-Rate Production of LITENING SE Targeting Pods for USAF
Northrop Grumman has received a $71.5 million order from the U.S. Air Force to begin full-rate production of LITENING SE advanced targeting pods and spares for the Advanced Targeting Pod - Sensor En ... more

Petraeus was 'right' to resign as CIA chief: Panetta
David Petraeus was right to resign as director of the CIA over an affair because the position requires "personal integrity," Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said Monday. ... more

US reviews troop options for Afghanistan post-2014
President Barack Obama's advisers are weighing how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014 and will make a decision within a "few weeks," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday. ... more
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Canada will help the Philippines modernize its obsolete defense structure as part of a deal that includes Ottawa guarantees for Manila's purchases of Canadian military and security hardware and expertise. ... more

Cameron defends Gulf trip
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday defended his attempts to sell Typhoon jets during a visit last week to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman, saying it was "vital" for British business. ... more
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Israel mulls Gaza push amid rocket attacks
The Israeli military is preparing for intensified strikes in the Gaza Strip against Palestinian militants who bombarded southern sections of Israel with around 150 rockets and mortar shells last weekend. ... more

Iraq: Dumping Russia arms deal may be ploy
Confusion surrounds Iraq's weekend announcement that it's scrapping a $4.2 billion Russian arms contract but the feeling is it may be a ploy by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government to renegotiate a more favorable deal. ... more

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Iraq to renegotiate Russia arms deal: spokesman
Iraq will renegotiate a massive weapons deal with Russia, a spokesman said on Monday, after Baghdad cancelled a $4.2 billion agreement that would have made Moscow Iraq's biggest supplier after the US. ... more

Khamenei approval required for direct US talks: Salehi
Iran stressed on Monday that any decision to hold direct talks with the United States on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme would have to be taken by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. ... more

Iran seeks improved ties with Iraqi Kurdistan
Iran on Monday called for improved ties with neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan, particularly on the economic front, as the autonomous region's prime minister visited Tehran, media reports said. ... more

Iran launches air drill as 'warning' to enemies
Iran on Monday launched an air defence exercise a general said was aimed at optimising its deterrent capabilities as well as sending a "strong warning" to those threatening it with military strikes. ... more
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