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December 06, 2012
Iran tells US to 'recount' drones
Tehran (AFP) Dec 5, 2012
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are telling the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as they insist that - despite US denials - they captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters, Iranian media said Wednesday. "Its capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute," Guards spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif was quoted as saying. "I advise the American commanders to recount their drones accurately," he said. The Guards on Tuesday claimed to have recently ca ... read more
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Raytheon UK to deliver additional Paveway IVs to UK MOD
Raytheon UK has won a 25 million pound contract from the UK MOD for further Paveway IV precision-guided bombs. This latest contract will adhere to the accelerated delivery timeframe of two previous ... more

Northrop Grumman Delivers 250th LITENING G4 Targeting System
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JLENS simultaneously tracks swarming boats, cars, aircraft
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Raytheon receives US Army contract for JAGM continued technology development
Raytheon has received a contract from the U.S. Army's Aviation Missile Command to develop and deliver a next-generation guidance section for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) continued technology d ... more
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F-35 Lightning II Program Surpasses 5,000 Flight Hours
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program surpassed 5,000 flight hours last month. This milestone was reached by the combined F-35 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) aircraft flying at E ... more

Raytheon BBN Technologies awarded DoD funding to enhance text understanding
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US faces fraught options on Syria's chemical arsenal
The United States could try to secure Syria's chemical arsenal by sending in special forces and staging bombing raids but any military action would be high-risk with a chance that weapons might fall into the wrong hands, experts and former officials said Tuesday. ... more

Iraq gets tough with Turkey over Kurds
The Iraqi government has stopped an airliner carrying Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz landing in Iraqi Kurdistan amid Baghdad's deepening rift with Ankara over its support Iraq's independence-minded Kurds. ... more

Senate approves $631 bn defense budget
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NATO approves Patriot missiles for Turkey
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EADS unveils new structure to 'simplify' group
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), which owns the plane maker Airbus, said on Wednesday that it has agreed to a new equity structure that will reduce the role of state shareholders while preserving their strategic interests. ... more
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Syrian warplanes pound Damascus suburbs: watchdog
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Turkey knows 'where all Syria missiles located'
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S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
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