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December 19, 2012
Brazil invests in rocket technology
Brasilia, Brazil (UPI) Dec 18, 2012
Brazil is pursuing a multimillion-dollar program to revive and modernize its precision strike technologies with the aim of developing rockets and missiles both for domestic military use and exports. The Latin American country, under military rule from the mid-1960s to mid-1980s, profited from precision rocket exports, many to former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein and Arab states in the Persian Gulf. The end of the Iraq-Iran war and the Cold War set Brazil's defense industry back, with pr ... read more
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Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $108 million contract for continued production of Standard Missile-2 all-up rounds, a majority of which will be sold to U.S. allies through foreign military sale ... more

Boeing Raises Dividend 10 Percent and Resumes Share Repurchase Program
Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney announced a 10 percent increase in the company's regular quarterly dividend to 48.5 cents per share and the resumption of its stoc ... more

NGC Provides Attitude Heading Reference For Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter
Northrop Grumman is supplying the LCR-100 attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for Sikorsky's new S-76D helicopter, which recently received Type Certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation ... more
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Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Army Software and Systems Engineering Contract
The U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin to compete for task orders through a new Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation (SSES NexGen) program. The indefinite delivery, indefi ... more


World Bank sets $900 mn aid program for Iraq
The World Bank announced Tuesday a $900 million support plan for Iraq aimed at helping the war-ravaged country better manage its human and vast oil resources. ... more
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Turkey urges Iran to pressure Syria for end to violence
Turkey urged Iran Tuesday to pressure Syria's regime to stop violence against its own people, as Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off Iranian criticism of Ankara's plans to deploy Patriot missiles as "random remarks". ... more

Kabul sets ambitious 'roadmap for peace' with Taliban
Kabul has laid out an ambitious and contentious five-step plan that could bring hardline Taliban Islamists into government as efforts to broker peace accelerate ahead of the withdrawal of Western troops. ... more
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Iraq president in hospital after 'stroke'
President Jalal Talabani, a former Kurdish rebel who became a major player in Iraqi politics and worked to reconcile its feuding leaders, was in hospital on Tuesday after what state television said was a stroke. ... more

China commentary questions Abe's sincerity
China's state media Tuesday questioned whether Japan's incoming prime minister sincerely wants to improve ties with Beijing, which have been severely strained by a row over a disputed island chain. ... more

China politician 'little Hu' promoted
A senior politician tipped as a future candidate for one of China's highest leadership posts has been named as the top official in the country's most populous province, state media said Tuesday. ... more
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Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile
Brazil and South Africa will collaborate on building a short-range, air-to-air missile as part of a multibillion-dollar Brazilian program to develop avionics and military aviation for domestic and export markets. ... more

Russia: Businesses to fund Caucasus effort
Russia says it is counting on businesses to pour billions of dollars in social and development funding into the terrorism-plagued North Caucasus region. ... more
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New Japanese PM might tweek constitution
Japan's new prime minister - for the second time - could try to revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the country's Constitution. ... more

Iraq president hospitalised due to 'health emergency'
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalised in Baghdad due to a "health emergency," his office said on Tuesday. ... more

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Far from home, poorly paid and discriminated against, Mushtaq and Sefadullah are among thousands of Afghans who are deserting the army in a worrying trend two years before NATO troops leave. ... more
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Russia is sending a new flotilla of warships to the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, amid the escalating situation in Syria. ... more

China resists moves to sanction N. Korea: diplomats
China is resisting US-led efforts to order new sanctions against North Korea over its rocket launch and the UN Security Council could take weeks to decide a formal move, diplomats said. ... more

Russia and Libya: will they restore military and technical cooperation?
Moscow will resume cooperation with Tripoli on training military specialists for the Libyan army, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Thursday. Such a cooperation, whi ... more

Russia's arms export plan exceeded
Russia set a record in arms export. The volume of contracts has exceeded 14 billion against the planned 13.2 billion dollars planned for this year, President Putin told a session dedicated to milita ... more
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End is near for regime of Syria's Assad: France

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India's clout in question as regional troubles mount

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India probing presence of Swedish arms in Myanmar

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S. Korea says North nuclear test 'highly probable'

Russia backs Syria as US, Germany send Patriots

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