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November 18, 2012
MISSILE DEFENSE
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Nov 16, 2012
While Israeli forces battle a growing Palestinian missile onslaught from the Gaza Strip, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is getting ready to field test its newest anti-missile weapon, David's Sling and its Stunner interceptor. Once David's Sling, also known as Magic Wand, becomes operational it will essentially complete a multi-tier missile defense shield that's been 20 years in the making. The two-stage system, with a radar and electro-optical guidance system, is designed to counter m ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

ASEAN calls for South China Sea hotline
Southeast Asian countries called on Saturday for a hotline with China to defuse tensions over their increasingly divisive maritime territorial rows. ... more
THE STANS

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that nuclear-armed India and Pakistan need to "bury the hatchet" and settle their differences to reduce poverty and ease tensions in the region. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm
China's all-powerful Communist Party on Thursday unveiled a new seven-man leadership council steered by Xi Jinping to take command of the world's number two economy for the next decade. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert
The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region has ordered its peshmerga security forces on high alert, a statement issued on Saturday said, attributing the move to clashes with central government forces. ... more


SUPERPOWERS

US hopes for 'constructive' ties with new China leader
The United States voiced hope Thursday that China would play a greater role solving global problems as it said it expected a "constructive" relationship with Beijing's new leaders. ... more
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CYBER WARS

White House mulls move as cybersecurity bill fails
The White House said Thursday it was considering an executive order on cybersecurity after legislation on infrastructure protection failed again in the Senate. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza
A senior Iranian official has denied his country supplied the Fajr 5 missiles which Palestinian militants have been firing at Tel Aviv, Iran's Al-Alam television reported on Saturday. ... more
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UAV NEWS

Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army
The Israeli army destroyed a military drone production workshop in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Friday, a military spokesman said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Xi raises hopes, but China's reform outlook cloudy
China's new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping has raised hopes with a straight-talking debut, but observers say he may struggle to pull off a crucial revamp of the economy and satisfy growing calls for reform. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict
Iron Dome, Israel's much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
Israeli and US troops have wrapped up a major missile defence exercise hailed as their largest-ever joint aerial military operation, the Israeli military said on Wednesday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media
North Korea tried to export ballistic missile parts to Syria in May in violation of UN sanctions, Japanese media said Wednesday, citing diplomats who have seen a classified UN report. ... more
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed on orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite. Following successful spacecraft testi ... more
NUKEWARS

World powers to confer on Iran next week
Top negotiators from six world powers will meet in Brussels next week to discuss diplomatic efforts to defuse the Iran nuclear crisis, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's office said Thursday. ... more
WAR REPORT

A Bosnian Muslim jailed for 15 years over war crimes
A Bosnian court on Thursday sentenced a former Bosnian Muslim soldier to 15 years in prison for his role in torturing and executing Serb prisoners at the start of the 1992-1995 war. ... more
WAR REPORT
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions


WAR REPORT
Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval


WAR REPORT
Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army

Iran minister confirms firing at US drone in Gulf

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon


WAR REPORT
The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

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THE STANS

US-Afghanistan open talks on post-2014 military aid
The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks Thursday on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal of combat troops in 2014. ... more
WAR REPORT

In Gaza, quiet pierced by air strikes, ambulance sirens
The usual cacophony of Gaza's streets has been replaced by an eery quiet, broken only by the whoosh of rockets, the crash of air strikes and screeching ambulances taking the wounded to hospital. ... more
MILTECH

Stone-tipped weapons older than thought
Researchers say our human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons in southern Africa 500,000 years ago, 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

Japan chooses SAIC for mine countermeasure
Japan's maritime military has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide software and ancillaries for its MCH-101 helicopter Airborne Mine Countermeasures project. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

New Iraq army HQ fuels Arab-Kurd row

SUPERPOWERS

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US, Thailand boost military ties to counter China

MILPLEX

Panetta orders ethics review for US top brass

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Xi Jinping: China's 'princeling' new leader

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Israel's Barak okays call-up of 30,000 reservists

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British PM to hold Syria 'options' meeting: report

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Obama unveils second term prototype

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

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Three Israelis, 3 militants killed as Gaza violence rages

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