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January 11, 2013
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Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated
Dusseldorf, Germany (UPI) Jan 10, 2013
A German defense company has demonstrated a laser weapon it says successfully shot down two drone aircraft at a distance of a mile. Rheinmetall Defense said the high-energy system using two lasers has also been used to cut through a steel girder almost two-thirds of a mile away, the BBC reported. The laser weapons system, with a power output of 50 kilowatts, used a combination of radar and optical systems to detect and track two incoming drones, the company said. Radar provided an ... read more
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THE STANS

Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 125
Extremist bomb attacks killed 125 people in one of Pakistan's deadliest days for years, raising concerns Friday about rising violence in the nuclear-armed country ahead of general elections. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Japan PM fires fresh broadside at China in row
Japan's hawkish new prime minister took aim at Beijing again Friday, accusing China of deliberately allowing Japanese businesses to suffer in the corrosive row over disputed islands. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran, world powers set nuclear talks date: report
World powers will meet Iranian top representatives to discuss the Islamic state's disputed nuclear programme in Istanbul at the end of January, a Russian official said on Thursday. ... more
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UAV NEWS

US Army Awards AeroVironment Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract
AeroVironment, Inc. reports that the United States Army has selected it and four other companies to compete for future small UAS requirements under a new Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefin ... more


NUKEWARS

China notes S. Korean frustration with Pyongyang policy
A top Chinese envoy acknowledged Friday South Korea's "dissatisfaction" with China's policy towards North Korea, but asked for Seoul's understanding over Beijing's reluctance to punish Pyongyang. ... more
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Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop ("Elop") recently was awarded a contract to supply long-range observation and target acquisition systems to the Israel Ministry of Defense ... more
MILTECH

Elbit Systems to Supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with Cardom Artillery Systems
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I, was recently awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") to supply Cardom artillery systems (known in the Israel Defense Forc ... more
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WAR REPORT

US focused on Syria's chemical arms after Assad: Panetta
The United States is increasingly focused on how to secure Syria's chemical weapons if President Bashar al-Assad falls from power, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. ... more
MILPLEX

US military ordered to prepare for fiscal 'perfect storm'
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday ordered the US military to "prepare for the worst" and take cost-saving measures as it faces the threat of potential deep budget cuts. ... more
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Israel arms sales rose by 20% in 2012: report
Israeli arms exports rose by 20 percent to $7 billion (5.3 billion euros) in 2012, according to defence ministry estimates cited by the Haaretz newspaper on Thursday. ... more
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THE STANS

Pakistan says Indian fire kills Pakistani soldier
Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed Thursday by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria warplanes try to dislodge rebels from military airbase
Regime warplanes launched air raids Thursday on a military airbase in northwest Syria to try to dislodge rebels who have seized more than half of the compound amid fierce clashes on the ground, a watchdog said. ... more
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Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

AEROSPACE

Canada urged to buy more C-17 Globemasters
Canada's department of national defense is being urged to invest in acquiring the Boeing Co.'s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to cope with the Canadian armed forces' demand for peacetime and combat tactical transport. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO
A short-range ballistic missile was fired inside Syria on Wednesday following similar launches last week, a NATO official said Thursday. ... more
AEROSPACE

India says contract on French Rafale jets being fine-tuned
India is fine-tuning a contract to buy 126 French-made Rafale fighter jets, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday, adding that Paris would have to "wait a little" to pop the bubbly. ... more
AEROSPACE
Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars

Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

US Patriot missiles begin arriving in Turkey


AEROSPACE
Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

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


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

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

Northrop Grumman, Navy Select Telephonics Radar For Fire Scout UAS


AEROSPACE
MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

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BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender

THE STANS

NATO truck drivers on strike in Pakistan: union
Pakistani staff working on half the 10,000 trucks tasked with carrying NATO supplies overland into Afghanistan are on strike to protest against new working arrangements, their union said Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS

Google's Schmidt urges N. Korea Internet freedom
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday he had told North Korea it would not develop unless it embraces Internet freedom, as he returned from a controversial visit to the communist state. ... more
MILPLEX

Associate of arms trafficker Bout arrested in Australia: US
The United States announced Thursday that Australian police have arrested an alleged associate of the notorious jailed international arms trafficker Viktor Bout. ... more
MILPLEX

India's Tatra truck order in the balance
India's armed forces are looking for an alternate missile deployment truck after the Defense Ministry put on hold procurement of a Tatra vehicle because of bribery allegations. ... more
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THE STANS

US will stand by Afghanistan, Panetta tells Karzai

MILPLEX

Dassault, India tussle over supply chains

SUPERPOWERS

China paper says regulation must 'keep pace with times'

SUPERPOWERS

Hong Kong reporters slam bid to curb information

SUPERPOWERS

Japan scrambles jets against China military planes

THE STANS

India, Pakistan calm tempers after border beheading

SUPERPOWERS

Philippines warns of 'very threatening' China

CYBER WARS

Iran blamed for cyber onslaught on US banks

CYBER WARS

US schoolgirl loses ID locator chip battle

FLOATING STEEL

Pride of Argentine navy back home after debt tussle

Israeli, US defense chiefs discuss Middle East issues

Nine killed in spate of Iraq attacks

US drones kill six in Pakistan: officials

Chinese state media mocks government officialese

Imperial Japan's peaceful legacy in Chinese outpost

Myanmar denies using chemical weapons on rebels

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Abe calls for 'resolute' action against N. Korea

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