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December 14, 2012
Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Dec 14, 2012
Raytheon was awarded a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for phase one of the agency's Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. During the next nine months, the company will complete the design for small satellites to enhance warfighter situational awareness in the battlespace. The SeeMe program will provide useful on-demand imagery information directly to the warfighter in the field from a low-cost satellite constellation launched ... read more
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Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army
Boeing has demonstrated affordable unmanned aircraft technology that could be integrated onto Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) MD 500 helicopters to expand the fleet's mission capabilities. A Boe ... more

Adelaide to get submarine testing facility
The Australian government will build a land-based test site near Adelaide to ensure working order of submarine subsystems units before installation in new vessels. ... more

Serbia, Kosovo implement border deal
Serbia this week implemented a new border stability agreement with Kosovo as a key part of its efforts to gain admittance to the European Union. ... more
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Obama mulls Hagel for defense secretary pick
US President Barack Obama is considering former Republican senator Chuck Hagel for the job of defense secretary as he moves towards appointing his second-term cabinet, sources said Thursday. ... more


Karzai invited to US for talks on Afghanistan's future
US President Barack Obama has invited Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Washington in January for talks on the future of Afghanistan once NATO-led forces withdraw in two years, officials said. ... more
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Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm
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N. Korea's satellite 'orbiting normally': South
The satellite launched by North Korea's long-range rocket is in operational orbit, South Korea's defence ministry said Thursday, confirming the apparent success of Pyongyang's stated space mission. ... more
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Rocket launch a timely lift for N. Korea leader
North Korea's rocket launch is a timely boost for its young leader, securing his year-old grip on power and laying to rest the humiliation of a much-hyped but failed launch eight months ago, analysts say. ... more

Israel court orders reroute of West Bank barrier: NGO
Israel's High Court ordered the military on Thursday to reconsider the route of a portion of its security barrier, which was to pass through the West Bank village of Battir, an environmental NGO said. ... more

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Japan scrambles fighters for China plane
Japan scrambled eight fighter jets on Thursday after a Chinese state-owned plane breached its airspace for the first time, over islands at the centre of a dispute between the countries. ... more

China 'lacks leverage' over N. Korea: state media
Beijing lacks leverage over North Korea and will block moves for strong new sanctions for fear of weakening its position further, Chinese state media said Thursday following Pyongyang's rocket launch. ... more
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China defies US sanctions pressure over North Korea
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NTU's 'sense-ational' invention helps underwater vessels navigate with ease
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Japan authorises N. Korea rocket interception

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The Syrian regime has begun using missiles and barrel bombs against opposition rebels in the past week or so, a top US official said Wednesday, denouncing the increasing use of "vicious weapons." ... more

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A British navy sailor was jailed for eight years Wednesday for trying to pass nuclear submarine secrets to men he thought were Russian spies. ... more
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