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November 21, 2012
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China should build aircraft carriers: shipbuilder
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2012
China should independently build its own aircraft carriers, the country's largest shipbuilder said at a pivotal Communist Party meeting where Beijing announced plans to become a "maritime power". The China Daily reported Tuesday the call for China to match its growing global influence with new military hardware after Beijing in September commissioned its first carrier, the Liaoning, which was purchased from Ukraine. The launch of the carrier was viewed as a symbolic milestone for the growing mil ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

Obama set to defy China over sea rows
US President Barack Obama was on Tuesday set to defy Beijing's protests and use a summit to raise concerns over South China Sea rows that have sent diplomatic and trade shockwaves across the region. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Obama meets Wen after political transitions
President Barack Obama met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Tuesday, in the highest-level exchange between the two sides since the US election and an engineered power transfer in China. ... more
MILPLEX

Marine general sworn in at US Southern Command
Marine Corps General John Kelly on Monday assumed command of the US Southern Command, which is responsible for all US military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

Japan committed to peaceful solutions
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Japan remains committed to a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea. ... more


NUKEWARS

Outside View: Empower Iranian Resistance
One of the major foreign policy tasks for Western leaders in the past 10 years has been the threat of Iran's steady progress toward a possible nuclear weapon. The world's powers' approach to solving this problem has been focused on appeasing the theocratic rulers in order to change its rogue behavior. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Colombia's FARC rebels declare ceasefire as talks begin
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire Monday as they began talks in Cuba with the Bogota government on ending Latin America's longest-running insurgency. ... more
UAV NEWS

Precision, Wireless Ground Handling of X-47B Unmanned Aircraft
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have taken a first critical step toward demonstrating that the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator can be maneuvered safely and wirelessly on the ... more
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UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

AEROSPACE

India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia
The total number of the Su-30 fighter jets in the Indian air forces will reach 270, one of the chiefs of the Rosoboronexport Agency, Sergei Kornev, said. Kornev will lead the Rosoboronexport d ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Turkey says will seek NATO Patriot missiles as soon as possible
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday that NATO member Ankara would formally ask the alliance for Patriot missiles to protect its border with conflict-wracked Syria. ... more
NUKEWARS

Possible kingmaker calls for nuclear-armed Japan
Firebrand former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, a potential kingmaker in next month's general election, said Tuesday Japan must acquire nuclear weapons if it wants to be taken seriously. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Patriot performs flawlessly in Japan test firings
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) continued its track record of successfully test firing Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Air and Missile Defense System during its annual training exerc ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Key Component of Tactical MilSat Communications System
Lockheed Martin has been selected to apply its extensive experience with protected satellite communications to support a new generation of agile, commercially based military satellite communications ... more
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Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

NUKEWARS

Iran shrugs off UN nuclear chief's 'worrying' comments
Iran on Tuesday shrugged off comments by the UN atomic watchdog chief that Tehran's controversial nuclear drive is "worrying," insisting that such concerns can be resolved in "technical-legal" talks. ... more
UAV NEWS

Lockheed Martin Acquires Chandler May
Lockheed Martin has announced the acquisition of Chandler/May, a company that specializes in the design, development, integration, manufacturing, and support of fully integrated mission critical sys ... more
UAV NEWS

USAF and Raytheon evaluate avoidance capabilities for safe UAS flight
As the U.S. government prepares for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System by 2015, the U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have conducted concept evaluation demonstrations that show ... more
UAV NEWS
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Turkey says will seek NATO Patriot missiles as soon as possible


UAV NEWS
Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza

India steps up cruise missile production

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media


UAV NEWS
Precision, Wireless Ground Handling of X-47B Unmanned Aircraft

USAF and Raytheon evaluate avoidance capabilities for safe UAS flight

Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army


UAV NEWS
Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Key Component of Tactical MilSat Communications System

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

MISSILE NEWS

India steps up cruise missile production
A plant in Trivandrum, Kerala, has launched India's second line to assemble BraMos cruise missiles. The first line of this kind, built in Hyderabad, already turns out up to 40 such missiles ea ... more
THE STANS

Gunmen kill NATO driver in Pakistan: officials
Gunmen on Tuesday killed the driver of a NATO supply truck in northwest Pakistan on the Afghan border, officials said. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage
Israel's Iron Dome counter-rocket system has been a critical factor in blocking a massive missile onslaught from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. ... more
WAR REPORT

Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria
NATO said Monday it would urgently consider a request from Ankara to deploy Patriot missiles along Turkey's troubled border with Syria as the EU announced its recognition of the new Syrian opposition coalition. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

SUPERPOWERS

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

WAR REPORT

Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates

WAR REPORT

Indian Maoists facing ammunition shortages

WAR REPORT

Gaza death toll nears 100 as truce efforts build

IRAQ WARS

US sanctions Hezbollah chief for US deaths in Iraq

WAR REPORT

Israel mulls ground campaign with Cast Lead in mind

IRAQ WARS

Iraq PM warns Kurd security forces to stay put

THE STANS

Kazakh guard accused of killing 15 goes on trial

SUPERPOWERS

Asian nations feud over South China Sea

NUKEWARS

UN nuclear chief says Iran standoff 'worrying'

Iraq frees Hezbollah suspect in US plot

Gazans search desperately for safe place under fire

China replaces top police and security chief

Xi raises hopes, but China's reform outlook cloudy

S. Korea to hold drill on island shelled by North

Southeast Asian nations feud over China

New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Tel Aviv: police

Israel facing 'millions' of cyber-attacks over Gaza

21 years on, Croatia remembers bloody fall of Vukovar

China 2022 leadership clues already on show

Britain defends shooting pigs for army medic training

Israel Gaza raids kill 16, Arabs urge policy review

Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza

Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert

Erdogan says Israel will be held to account for Gaza

Israel Gaza raids kill 15, Arabs urge policy review

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'

ASEAN calls for South China Sea hotline

Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army

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