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December 24, 2012
NUKEWARS
S. Korea says North 'rocket' could reach US
Seoul (AFP) Dec 23, 2012
North Korea's recent rocket launch amounted to the test of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a half-tonne payload as far as the US west coast, the South Korean defence ministry said Sunday. North Korea launched its three-stage Unha-3 rocket on December 12, insisting it was a purely scientific mission aimed at putting a polar-orbiting satellite in space. Sunday's estimate was based on analysis of an oxidiser container - recovered from the rocket's first-stage splashdown site - which stor ... read more
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SPACEWAR

Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb.: report
Iran Space Agency (ISA) has announced that it will unveil a new home-made satellite in February, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday. Director of ISA, Hamid Fazeli, said Saturday that a new ... more
MILPLEX

Putin targets arms deals, doubling in trade on India trip
Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to tighten defence ties with India and double levels of bilateral trade within three years as he headed to New Delhi for a summit on Monday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $254.6 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2013. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomaha ... more
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WAR REPORT

Air strike 'kills 60' as peace envoy Brahimi in Syria
More than 60 people were killed in a regime air strike on a bakery in a rebel-held town on Sunday, monitors said, as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi launched a new bid to resolve Syria's brutal 21-month conflict. ... more


MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks
NATO said Saturday it would be deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey over the coming weeks to defend against any threats from neighbouring Syria. ... more
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Turkey lifts veto on NATO cooperation with Israel
NATO member Turkey has agreed to lift its veto on non-military cooperation between the alliance and Israel which it imposed over a deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship to Gaza in 2010, a diplomat said Sunday. ... more
IRAQ WARS

US delivers two naval vessels to Iraq: embassy
The United States has delivered two naval support ships to Iraq, which is seeking to boost its fledgling maritime capabilities, the US embassy said on Sunday. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Iran fighting 'smart economic war': Ahmadinejad
Iran is engaged in a "smart economic war" with Western powers whose sanctions against its nuclear programme are hurting some Iranians, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Russia widens anti-U.S. retaliation
Russia widened its retaliation against the United States, banning adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens and warning of tit-for-tat measures against U.S. visitors over a spiraling human rights debate. ... more
MILPLEX

Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama
A major $633-billion defense spending bill was awaiting President Barack Obama's signature Saturday after the US Senate gave it its stamp of approval, tightening penalties on Iran, funding the war in Afghanistan and boosting security at US missions worldwide. ... more
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UAV NEWS

Pakistani drone crashes in northwest: officials
A Pakistani reconnaissance drone has crashed in a restive northwestern tribal region after developing a technical fault, security officials said on Friday. ... more
MILTECH

Supacat opens Australian design facility
Supacat has opened a vehicle engineering design and analysis facility in Australia as part of its contract to produce a special operations vehicle for the army. ... more
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MILPLEX

Cameron in Oman as BAE unveils $4bn defence deal
British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Oman on Friday as Britain's defence giant BAE Systems announced a Pounds 2.5-billion ($4.1-billion) deal to supply fighter planes and trainer jets to the sultanate. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China ships in disputed waters, first since Japan poll
China sent its ships into territorial waters around disputed islands Friday, in the first incursion since Japan elected a new government. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'
NATO has accused the Syrian regime of firing Scud-style missiles at rebels, amid Russian criticism that the West's "dangerous" stance risks bringing chaos to the country and beyond. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
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MISSILE NEWS
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MISSILE NEWS
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MILPLEX

Putin to push for arms deals in India
Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to India Monday on an official visit expected to focus on gaining contracts for Russia's arms manufacturers and boosting ties with one of Moscow's oldest allies. ... more
NUKEWARS

Park puts security top concern for Seoul
South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye put top priority on national security, saying North Korea's successful long-range rocket launch shows the "grave" situation between the two Koreas. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria 'firing Scud-style missiles,' Palestinians return
The Syrian regime has fired Scud-style missiles at rebels, NATO said Friday, as Russia raised the alarm over the risk of chaos in Syria and Palestinians forced to flee their Damascus camp returned. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Japan's incoming PM pledges to mend ties with China
Japan's incoming premier Saturday pledged to seek a thaw in ties with China after a report said he will send a special envoy on a fence-mending mission to Beijing. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq without key mediator as new crisis looms

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NUKEWARS

US sanctions Iranian companies

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CYBER WARS

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N. Korea leader urges development of bigger rockets

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