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November 29, 2012
UAV NEWS
Ground Based Laser System Demonstrates In Tests Against Rockets and UAVs
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2012
Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a portable, ground-based military laser system in a series of tests against representative airborne targets. Lockheed Martin developed the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system to provide a defense against short-range threats, such as rockets and unmanned aerial systems. Since August, the ADAM system has successfully engaged an unmanned aerial system target in flight at a range of approximately 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) and has destroyed four small-caliber roc ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

US 'welcomes' China participation in naval drills
The United States welcomes China's participation in US-led joint naval exercises next year, navy secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday during an official visit to the country. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO surveys possible missile sites in Turkey: report
NATO experts on Wednesday began a survey of sites that would serve as suitable locations for the deployment of Patriot missiles along Turkey's border with its war-torn neighbour Syria, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. ... more
NUKEWARS

Hackers hit UN atomic agency server, post expert details
The UN atomic agency said Wednesday that hackers had accessed one of its computer servers and posted the contact details of some of the watchdog's experts online. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile
Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometres (800 miles), the military said. ... more


SUPERPOWERS

Angela Merkel, Europe's guiding light and lightning rod
The political life of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's most influential leader and the oft-proclaimed world's most powerful woman, is a tale of paradoxes, driven by her own enigmatic nature. ... more
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Outside View: The commander in chief
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SPACEWAR

The Challenge and Opportunity of Reduced Defense Spending in Space
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Driving drones can be a drag
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels
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CYBER WARS

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WAR REPORT

Syria rebels use new arms to down chopper
Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time on Tuesday with a newly-acquired ground-to-air missile, in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month-old conflict. ... more
MILPLEX

Serbia calls on Russia for investment
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NUKEWARS

Iran will enrich uranium 'with force': atomic chief
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NUKEWARS
Missile wars: Israel's race against time

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NUKEWARS
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NUKEWARS
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NUKEWARS

Powers eye December talks with Iran in Turkey: sources
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NUKEWARS

Iran welcomes British ruling on ex-envoy
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CYBER WARS

Doctor objected to suicide watch for WikiLeaks suspect
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Missile wars: Israel's race against time
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