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January 16, 2013
USAF and Lockheed Martin Deliver Next Infrared Surveillance Satellite
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a March liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Featuring a mix of satellites in geosynchronous orbit, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth (HEO) orbit, and ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers resilient and improved missile warning capabil ... read more
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Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites
Russia will launch on Tuesday three Cosmos series military-purpose satellites, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. A Rokot launch vehicle carrying the satellites will lift off from the Plesetsk Spa ... more

Operators use JLENS for IED warfare simulation
A recent demonstration proved that operators can observe surface moving targets - including a terrorist role-player planting an improvised explosive device - in real time using a Raytheon Company ... more

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development
Raytheon is observing a significant program milestone, its 40th year as the U.S. Navy's provider of AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems for the Navy's AEGIS weapon system. ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to supply Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTDs). The HHPTD is an advanced targeting system weighing less than 5.5 pounds and providi ... more


Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program completed 30 aircraft deliveries and achieved significant advances in flight test highlighting a year of continued progress for 2012. The 30 F-35 delive ... more
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India tells troops to be 'aggressive'
India's top army general has given approval for troops to "be aggressive" and open fire when provoked by Pakistani soldiers along the Kashmir frontier. ... more

Outside View: Syrian 'Coward of the Alamo'
On the evening of March 5, 1836, the 189 Americans defending the "Alamo" - a Spanish mission in Texas - faced a monumental decision. ... more
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Assad may run for 2014 election, air strikes across Syria
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad may defy calls to step down and stand for election in 2014, an official said, as his army on Tuesday pounded rebel zones with shells and air strikes, killing dozens. ... more

Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official
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Russia, Bangladesh seal $1 bln arms deal
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Libyans file suit against French tech firm over torture
Five Libyans tortured under Moamer Kadhafi have filed legal complaints against a French technology firm that provided his regime with surveillance equipment, a rights group said on Tuesday. ... more

Indian firing kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir: military
Pakistan's military said Wednesday that "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops had killed one of its soldiers across their tense border in disputed Kashmir, the fourth deadly incident reported this month. ... more
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China to survey islands disputed with Japan: Xinhua
Beijing is to carry out a geographical survey of islands in the East China Sea, state media said on Tuesday, the latest salvo in an increasingly tense dispute with Tokyo over the uninhabited territory. ... more

Israel: Uprising fears rise as poll nears
With Israel's hard-line right wing expected to score heavily in the Jewish state's parliamentary elections next week, there's growing concern the Palestinians, fearful their last hopes of statehood will vanish, could rise up again against occupation. ... more

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A militant posing as a construction worker killed a Sunni Iraqi MP and six others on Tuesday by wrapping his arms around the lawmaker before blowing himself up, as a political row engulfs Iraq. ... more
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Iran hopes for IAEA deal, with eye on new P5+1 talks
Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog probing its atomic ambitions geared up on Tuesday for a new round of talks, with Tehran expressing hope for a deal but no apparent optimism on the agency's part. ... more

France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers
French warplanes hit a town newly-seized by Islamists in Mali as African troops on Tuesday prepared to join the offensive which has sent the jihadists fleeing from their northern strongholds. ... more

In Mali, an old war on terror reignites
French military operations in Mali against Islamist militants who have carved out a desert sanctuary in the north of the country could trigger a new wave of terrorist attacks on Western Europe, a war that began long before the carnage of Sept. 11, 2001. ... more

Hagel wins key endorsement for Pentagon job
US defense secretary-designate Chuck Hagel cleared a key bar to his Senate confirmation Tuesday, winning the backing of a powerful Democrat who had been concerned about his stances on Iran and Israel. ... more
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