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December 25, 2012
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Iran set to unveil new domestic satellite
Tehran (UPI) Dec 24, 2012
Iran's space agency says it will unveil a domestically manufactured satellite named the Nahid in February on Iran's National Space Technology Day. "The project to complete the satellite is going well, and we hope that the satellite will be unveiled on National Space Technology Day" Feb. 2, Hamid Fazeli, director of the Iran Space Agency, said. The Nahid will join two other satellites - Fjar (Dawn) and Sharifsat - in Iran's space program although Fazeli did not elaborate on the technolo ... read more
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MILPLEX

Putin signs helicopter, jet deals with Indian PM
Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin signed deals to sell 71 military helicopters and kits to build 42 fighter jets to India on Monday as he sought to firm up ties with a traditional ally. ... more
WAR REPORT

Air raids pound rebels near Damascus: watchdog
Warplanes carried out several strikes on Monday on rebel-held areas in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where fresh clashes pitting insurgents and troops erupted, said a monitoring group. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Baghdad Christians attend mass at attacked church
Behind blast walls and with police nearby, 200 worshippers attended Christmas mass Monday at Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation Church, which officially reopened this month after a massacre in 2010. ... more
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THE STANS

Afghan policewoman fatally shoots foreign adviser
A female Afghan police officer shot dead a NATO civilian adviser inside Kabul police headquarters on Monday, officials said, in the first "insider" attack by a woman. ... more


NUKEWARS

S. Korea says North 'rocket' could reach US
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. ... more
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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
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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
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
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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
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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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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
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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
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IRAQ WARS

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