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January 14, 2013
Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles
Dallas TX (SPX) Jan 14, 2013
Lockheed Martin received a contract totaling $755 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment program. The contract includes Fiscal Year 2013 (FY'13) missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army and a follow-on sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Taiwan. In 2009, Taiwan became the fifth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. The contract includes pro ... read more
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TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. has received $3.4 million in incremental funding from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services support and maintenance of Secure Internet Protocol Router and Non-S ... more

N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report
A North Korean official has apparently told Chinese authorities that the communist state is planning to conduct a third nuclear test in the coming week, a news report said Saturday. ... more

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice
Despite counting itself among China's "partners," the United States has failed to follow through on its promises. Last week, the U.S. decided to maintain its controls on satellite exports to China, ... more
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Russia's new submarine: arming for peace
From December 10, Russia is starting to exploit a new military submarine, called "Yuri Dolgoruky". This is a long-standing project that had been suspended for some time. Then, the old project underw ... more


Taiwan expecting US-made Apaches: report
The first of a fleet of Apache helicopters ordered by Taiwan from the United States are due to be delivered in October as the island modernises its military despite warming ties with China, local media reported Sunday. ... more
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Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk
Northrop Grumman and EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, together achieved a major milestone with the first full system test flight of the EURO HAWK unmanned aircraft system (UAS) eq ... more

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications
The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Because the r ... more
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Pakistan, Indian military to hold border talks
Pakistani and Indian military officials are due to meet on Monday at the border of divided Kashmir after soldiers from both sides were killed in cross-border attacks, officials said Sunday. ... more

Colombia pushes for more momentum in peace talks
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French forces on Sunday carried out airstrikes in Mali for a third straight day and extended their bombing campaign to the northern strongholds of Islamist forces they are trying to drive out of the centre of the country. ... more

Civilians killed after NATO-Taliban clash: officials
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US to speed up Afghan troop transition
US President Barack Obama said Saturday that the US goal in Afghanistan was "within reach" as he vowed to move ahead with a timetable to end the 11-year-old military campaign and focus on a broad domestic agenda. ... more

Colombian government, rebels to resume peace talks
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Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 126
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