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January 10, 2013
Raytheon's Quick Kill System Defeats Lethal Armor-Piercing RPGs
McKinney, TX (SPX) Jan 10, 2013
As the U.S. Army prepares for formal testing to evaluate a system to protect combat vehicles from shoulder-fired and tube-launched Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Raytheon Company's Quick Kill Active Protection System (APS) has again shown its maturity and accuracy in a series of tests. In a recent test, held in December 2012, the Quick Kill APS demonstrated its protective capability by successfully defeating an extended set of threats, including one of the most lethal RPG threats by destroying ... read more
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Northrop Grumman, Navy Select Telephonics Radar For Fire Scout UAS
Northrop Grumman, under contract to the U.S. Navy, has selected Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, Long Island, N.Y., to provide a multimode maritime radar sy ... more

MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities
Lockheed Martin has completed and delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The new waveform will enable military satellite communications terminal pro ... more

France's Hollande to push for Rafale sale in UAE
French President Francois Hollande will head to the United Arab Emirates next week where he will push the Gulf state to buy Rafale fighter jets, a French diplomatic source said Wednesday. ... more
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Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawks to USAF
Northrop Grumman has completed early delivery of two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Global Hawk allows military commanders to receive high-resolution imagery, survey vast geogr ... more


Northrop Grumman Building Company-Owned UAVs For Navy
Northrop Grumman is building a company-owned unmanned aircraft for use as a development and demonstration platform for at-sea surveillance under the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton program. Triton pr ... more
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Syrian refugees in Jordan battle winter storms
Thousands of Syrian refugees in northern Jordan have appealed for help after three days of winter storms left them battling mud, water and plummeting temperatures. ... more

Abe calls for 'resolute' action against N. Korea
Japan's new prime minister Shinzo Abe called for "resolute" action against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program as the major powers struggle to decide steps against the isolated regime, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Four Polish soldiers re-tried in Afghan war crimes case
Four Polish soldiers, accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan, on Wednesday faced the first day of a re-trial after Poland's Supreme Court last year overturned their acquittal, a military court spokesman said. ... more

India, Pakistan warn against escalation over border killings
India delivered a dressing-down Wednesday to Islamabad's envoy to Delhi as it accused Pakistan's army of beheading one of two soldiers killed in Kashmir, but both sides warned against inflaming tensions. ... more

US plays tough with Karzai on Afghan troops
US officials plan a mix of hardball negotiating and flattery during a visit by Afghan President Hamid Karzai as President Barack Obama decides how deeply to cut forces in America's longest war. ... more
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US visitors pay respects to late N. Korea leaders: KCNA
US politician Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt visited North Korea's largest library and paid respects to its late leaders on the third day of their visit Wednesday, the state news agency said. ... more

Zarqawi's legacy: Jihadist rebels in Syria
The ghost of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the notorious jihadist leader killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq in June 2006, pervades the operations of Jabhat al-Nusrah, the Islamist group that spearheads rebels fighting the Damascus regime in Syria. ... more
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Russia, Ukraine sell arms to Syria, Iraq
Russia and Ukraine, old hands at selling arms in the war-torn Middle East, are reported to be providing weapons, paid for by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to anti-government rebels in Syria and for the regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, courtesy of the Pentagon. ... more

Indian cops hold 'hate' speech politician
Police in India are questioning a state politician for allegedly delivering a hate speech at a public meeting. ... more

UN says no complaint received over Kashmir 'beheading'
The United Nations on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to ease new tensions over disputed Kashmir through dialogue and said no complaint has been made about a clash in which India alleged that one of its soldiers was beheaded. ... more
Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars

Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

US Patriot missiles begin arriving in Turkey

Iran develops new missile launcher

Thatcher 'warned France to cut off Exocets in Falklands war'

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile

NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush

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NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush

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Two dead in West Bank as Mideast battered by hail, snow
Two women were found dead in the West Bank Wednesday after their car was swept away in floods brought by a storm that for days has blasted the Middle East with rain, hail and snow. ... more

Briton jailed in US over Iran missile smuggling
A British businessman was sentenced to 33 months in a US prison Wednesday for trying to smuggle a key missile component to Iran, officials said. ... more

Outside View: The Iranian cliff
If 2012 turned out to be the year of the "Cliff Hanger," what will 2013 bring? This column has written about the fiscal, strategic and civility cliffs. Alarmingly, the worst may yet to come: Consider the "Iranian cliff." ... more

Iran dents UN nuclear watchdog hopes of access to key site
Iran on Wednesday poured water on the UN nuclear watchdog's hopes of securing access in talks next week to a military complex where suspected past research intro atomic bomb triggers might have been carried out. ... more
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India to decide response after 'ghastly' Pakistan attack


Shiites hold counter-demos in southern Iraq


White House would consider Afghanistan 'zero' option


Judge reduces possible sentence for WikiLeaks suspect


Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

'Stampede' hurts Jordan aid workers helping Syrian refugees

India says two soldiers killed in clash with Pakistan

Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway

Iran, Syria, not settlements, threaten world: Israel PM

Outside View: Islamists and the U.S.

Canada's F-35 program problems multiply

Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe

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Obama picks new CIA, Pentagon chiefs

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Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

China ships off disputed isles in Japan row

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