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December 21, 2012
Israel's air force gets ready for a blitz against missile foes
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Dec 20, 2012
Israel's air force, the Jewish state's strike arm, was reported Thursday to be planning massive, pulverizing strikes against foes who bombard the country with missiles. That means switching from the recent focus on passive defense with anti-missile systems developed at great cost and hefty U.S. funding, to Israel's long-held military doctrine of large-scale offensive operations, taking the fight to the enemy. Lebanon beware. The most direct threat comes from there these days. Hezb ... read more
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Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete At-Sea Deck Handling Trials of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed a series of deck handling trials of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS H ... more

Boeing's Final Design for Wedgetail AEW and C Airborne Mission Segment Accepted by Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia has completed its acquisition of six Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW and C) aircraft and related mission systems by accepting the final design of the ... more

DPRK Has Right To Launch Its Satellite
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has successfully launched its satellite into orbit - a great technical advance for the DPRK people. Understandably, the DPRK government and its peopl ... more
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Research finds crisis in Syria has Mesopotamian precedent
Research carried out at the University of Sheffield has revealed intriguing parallels between modern day and Bronze-Age Syria as the Mesopotamian region underwent urban decline, government collapse, ... more


Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone
Raytheon's Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), which will be installed on more than 300 U.S. Navy ships, subs and shore stations, has successfully completed a Full Rate Production (FRP) review by the Nav ... more
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Boeing to Continue Technical Support of USAF Space Observation Sites
Boeing will continue to provide engineering and scientific support for U.S. space situational awareness under an Innovative Research and Optical Site Support (IROSS) contract extension from the Air ... more

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF
General Dynamics C4 Systems' recent delivery of 674 AN/PRC-112G radios to the U.S. Air Force included the 30,000th combat search and rescue (CSAR) radio fielded by General Dynamics. The PRC-112 radi ... more
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Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth's history

Space radiation is risky business for the human body

New research suggests Mercury's poles are icier than scientists thought

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Exploring 'Perseverance Valley' During Winter

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Yemen president sacks Saleh's military cronies
President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has dramatically restructured Yemen's military to curb the influence of those linked to toppled strongman Abdullah Ali Saleh with strong US and Gulf backing. ... more

US school massacre fuels social media debate on guns
The Newtown school massacre has fueled an unprecedented wave of social media discussion on US gun control, with the overwhelming majority favoring new limits on firearms, a study showed Thursday. ... more

Russia building nuclear submersible craft
A Russian shipyard is building a nuclear-powered deep-sea submersible capable of both research and rescue missions, officials said. ... more
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Iraq finance minister demands PM's resignation
Iraqi Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi demanded that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki resign after a "militia force" allegedly raided the ministry and detained its guards on Thursday. ... more

Iran outwits sanctions, but feels pinch
U.S. and European sanctions are taking their toll of the Iranian economy, even though Tehran has become adept at getting around them to sell its oil. ... more
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Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

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Science denial not limited to political right

Ice age may have clipped bird migration

Scientists Produce Best Estimate of Earth's Composition

Dinosaur evolution: Lumbering giants had agile ancestors


Britain's Cameron visits troops in Afghanistan
Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday paid a pre-Christmas visit to British troops serving in Afghanistan, insisting that the "high price" paid by servicemen had been worthwhile, his office said. ... more

Leadership change in Asia offers new start: analysts
Near-simultaneous leadership changes in China, Japan and South Korea offer East Asia a fresh start after a period of tension, say analysts, despite the hawkish pedigree of those coming to power. ... more

Philippine rebels call for Aquino 'alliance'
Communist rebels said Thursday they have called for an "alliance" with Philippine President Benigno Aquino to undertake programmes aimed at ending a long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. ... more
U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

Brazil invests in rocket technology

Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete At-Sea Deck Handling Trials of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator

Mystery Air Force space plane launched

Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

Europe launches major British military satellite


After Benghazi, pleas to better fund US diplomacy
Lawmakers divided along party lines as US officials Thursday urged more funding to protect diplomats in hearings into the Benghazi attack marked by the absence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ... more

ISAF soldier goes missing in Afghanistan: spokesman
An ISAF soldier has gone missing in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said on Thursday, more than three years after an American army sergeant was taken prisoner by the Taliban. ... more

Europe launches major British military satellite
A European rocket has launched a major satellite designed to expand telecommunications for the British military from the Kourou space base in French Guiana, flight operators said. ... more

Commentary: Geopolitical malignancy
The only democracy Egypt has known in 5,000 years of recorded history lasted six years - from 1946, when the World War II British protectorate came to an end, until 1952 when Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser and his Free Officers movement dethroned and exiled King Farouk. ... more
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Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

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UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade, study suggests

Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power

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US to deploy newest weapons to Asia-Pacific


Outside View: Ticking time bombs


Rights focus urged for EU-Russia summit


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Japan's Abe voices security concerns


Iraq president 'improving' in hospital: doctor


UN, Europe, Russia warn Israel over settlements


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US to open military ties soon with Myanmar: official

Britain to pull nearly half its troops from Afghanistan

Yemen's Hadi restructures army, removes Saleh cronies: TV

Iraq faces turmoil if ailing leader dies

Philippines, communists agree to new talks and ceasefire

BAE says Saudi jet deal facing unresolved 'issues'

Embraer, Astronics collaborate on KC-390

Upgraded MiG-29s supplied to India

Bulgaria to modernise air force

Brazil invests in rocket technology

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

Boeing Raises Dividend 10 Percent and Resumes Share Repurchase Program

NGC Provides Attitude Heading Reference For Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter

Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Army Software and Systems Engineering Contract

World Bank sets $900 mn aid program for Iraq

Turkey urges Iran to pressure Syria for end to violence

Kabul sets ambitious 'roadmap for peace' with Taliban

Iraq president in hospital after 'stroke'

China commentary questions Abe's sincerity

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