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December 31, 2012
Russia designs new types of intercontinental missiles
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 31, 2012
Russia and China are working to modernize their strategic defence capabilities. However, they have chosen different approaches to replacing their key heavy missiles, notes Vasily Kashin, an expert at the Centre for Strategy and Technology Analysis, who compares the latest steps taken by the two countries to increase their missile defence potential. Sergey Karakaev, commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, announced that Russia is currently designing a minimum of two new types of intercontin ... read more
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Russia to triple state defense order by 2015
Russia will gradually increase the annual amount of the state defense order to 2.8 trillion rubles (about $92 billion) by 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday. "The stat ... more

India gets 4 Russian carrier-based fighters
Russia's Mikoyan warplanes manufacturer has delivered to India the first bulk of its MiG-29K carrier-based fighters, its press office reported Saturday. The shipment was made under the contrac ... more

Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology
Autonomous is nearly a household word. We hear about autonomous cars, military drones and robots. But what about spacecraft? NASA is working on that - technology to autonomously land a spacecraft on ... more
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Fused Reality: Blending Reality and Simulation
Computer-based simulation is an excellent flight-test tool that has been used for decades to allow pilots an opportunity to train in an unfamiliar aircraft or to gain experience and confidence for a ... more


Nunn-Lugar Delivers 20 Years of Nuclear Threat Reduction
Raytheon Technical Services Company is recognizing the anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Program, also known as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program - which R ... more
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Record number of Afghan soldiers killed in 2012
More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers died in action this year, the highest since the Taliban insurgency began, as the army assumes more responsibility before NATO forces withdraw in 2014, officials said Sunday. ... more

Russia sends landing ships to Syria: report
A Russian warship carrying a marines unit has left its Black Sea port for Syria amid preparations for a possible evacuation of nationals living and working in the strife-torn country, news reports said Sunday. ... more
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Two hurt as protesters attack Iraq deputy PM
Two people were wounded when security forces opened fire to disperse protesters who attacked Iraq's deputy premier on Sunday, forcing him to flee a rally he was addressing, an AFP reporter said. ... more

Israel must complete peace deal with Abbas: Peres
President Shimon Peres on Sunday urged Israel to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, saying their president Mahmud Abbas was a willing partner with whom an agreement could be reached. ... more

11 children killed in Syria bombardments: watchdog
Syrian troops bombarded rebel bastions near the capital on Sunday a day after at least 32 civilians including 11 children were killed by air strikes and artillery fire in the Damascus area, a watchdog said. ... more
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Missing Georgian soldier shot dead: Afghan official
A Georgian soldier who went missing in Afghanistan earlier this month was found dead in an abandoned mud house with multiple bullets to his body, local officials said Sunday. ... more

Obama signs law against Iran's influence in Latin America
President Barack Obama enacted a law Friday to counter Iran's alleged influence in Latin America, through a new diplomatic and political strategy to be designed by the State Department. ... more
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US should play proactive role in Mideast: Arab League chief
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Saturday called on US President Barack Obama to be proactive in ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his forthcoming term. ... more

Saudi mulls German tank deal: report
Saudi Arabia is planning to buy 30 German Dingo 2 armoured vehicles worth about 100 million euros, Bild am Sonntag reported in its Sunday edition. ... more

Japan's PM seeks security ties with Australia, India: report
Japan's hawkish new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to expand the Japan-US security partnership to Australia and India as it faces a bitter territorial row with China, a newspaper reported Saturday. ... more
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NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'

Japan security firm to offer private drone

US drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials

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China opens its version of GPS to public

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Japan new foreign minister vows China patch-up
Japan's new foreign minister said Friday he would work to patch up ties with China, soured over a bitter territorial row that has blighted relations for months. ... more

Israeli-Palestinian talks only after Abbas goes: Lieberman
The head of Israel's ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, lashed out Friday against Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, saying new peace talks would be possible only if he leaves office. ... more

US drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials
US drones targeting a suspected militant compound on Friday killed four people in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. ... more

Russian investigators probe ousted minister
Russian investigators on Friday questioned the country's ousted defence minister as part of one of the most high-profile corruption probes of President Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule. ... more
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China tightens Internet rules


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Syria rebels attack key army base


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Syrian warplanes raid Damascus province


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Abbas warns of disbanding PA if no peace talks

N. Korea is nuclear test-ready: US think-tank

'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dead at 78

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China opens its version of GPS to public

N. Korea's China trade nearly triples in four years

Philippines to buy three naval helicopters

Blast kills two teens in Algeria's Bouira: reports

Russian investigators question ex-minister in graft probe

Australia plans war games with China: report

Japan security firm to offer private drone

Lithuania seeks trial in absentia for Soviet commandos

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Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks

Syria military police chief defects to opposition

Netanyahu targets Iran in re-election bid

Kazakhstan mourns deaths of elite guards in plane crash

Scuffles erupt at Hong Kong pro-government march

China law says family members should visit elderly relatives

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