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December 14, 2012
SPACEWAR
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
FLOATING STEEL

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
WAR REPORT

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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MILPLEX

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


THE STANS

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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MISSILE NEWS

Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm
The Assad regime's broadside of Soviet-era Scud ballistic missile against rebel forces marks a major escalation in Syria's 20-month-old civil war and could be a warning to Western powers not to intervene. ... more
SPACEWAR

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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SPACEWAR

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
WAR REPORT

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
NUKEWARS

Tehran hosts UN nuclear team talks with Iran on Jan 16
Iran and the UN atomic watchdog, following a day of discussions on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme, agreed on Thursday to resume negotiations in Tehran on January 16 , a senior Iranian official 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
NUKEWARS

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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NUKEWARS

China defies US sanctions pressure over North Korea
China resisted US-led pressure to bring its ally North Korea to heel for launching a long-range rocket, arguing that any response from the United Nations should be "prudent" and measured. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

NTU's 'sense-ational' invention helps underwater vessels navigate with ease
NTU scientists have invented a 'sense-ational' device, similar to a string of 'feelers' found on the bodies of the Blind Cave Fish, which enables the fish to sense their surrounding and so navigate ... more
AEROSPACE

Commando II Takes To Sky
Lockheed Martin has delivered an MC-130J Commando II to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., yesterday. Aircraft 5710 is the twelfth of 27 MC-130Js to be assigned to the Air Force Special Operations C ... more
AEROSPACE
Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

Turkey assures Russia Patriot missiles for defence: diplomat

Japan authorises N. Korea rocket interception


AEROSPACE
Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm

Tehran denies Iranian missile experts in North Korea

Iran to observe North Korea missile test


AEROSPACE
Mystery Air Force space plane launched

Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army

Boeing's Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins Second Flight


AEROSPACE
US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

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UAV NEWS

Boeing's Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins Second Flight
Boeing has successfully returned an unmanned U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to orbit, continuing to demonstrate how the system provides responsive, reusable access to space. An Atlas V ro ... more
SPACEWAR

Global anger as N. Korea fires long-range rocket
North Korea launched a long-range rocket Wednesday days before its young ruler marks 12 months in power, intensifying the threat posed by the nuclear-armed state and provoking global condemnation. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US
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
FLOATING STEEL

Briton jailed for plot to pass nuclear sub secrets to Russia
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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NUKEWARS

'Enormous joy' in N. Korea, but Asian neighbours unamused

TERROR WARS

China marks massacre amid tense Japan ties

THE STANS

Panetta weighs future US troop levels in Kabul talks

SPACEWAR

N. Korea defends right to continue space programme

NUKEWARS

IAEA 'hopes' for Parchin access in Iran visit

AEROSPACE

Canada widens search for fighter jet beyond F-35

AEROSPACE

Rockwell Collins wins Navy E-6b upgrade

CYBER WARS

US diplomacy goes virtual with youth video game

CYBER WARS

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TERROR WARS

U.S. escalates African counter-terror war

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

Launch thrusts N.Korea back on US agenda

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Mystery Air Force space plane launched

North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket

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Israeli forces raid offices of West Bank NGOs

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