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January 17, 2013
NUKEWARS
US official warns N. Korea against nuclear test
Seoul (AFP) Jan 16, 2013
The top US diplomat for East Asian affairs warned North Korea on Wednesday against any "provocative" act, as concerns grow that Pyongyang might be preparing a nuclear test. "We are very clear in our position that provocative steps are to be discouraged," Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell told reporters in Seoul when asked about the nuclear test speculation. Campbell was in Seoul to meet with top officials, including president-elect Park Geun-Hye. The impoverished but nuclear-armed N ... read more
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NUKEWARS

IAEA experts back in Iran for fresh nuclear talks
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were back in Tehran early Wednesday to try to resolve long-running differences with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme. ... more
WAR REPORT

France battles Mali Islamists as hostage crisis unfolds
French troops battled Islamist rebels in Mali Wednesday in a war that escalated as Al-Qaeda-linked fighters claimed to have taken 41 foreigners hostage in a retaliatory attack in neighbouring Algeria, with two reported dead. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Japan mulling military equipment near disputed isles
Japan may station military equipment on islands near an archipelago at the centre of a dispute with China, officials said Wednesday, after a number of airborne near-confrontations. ... more
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WAR REPORT

US blames Assad regime for 'despicable' campus blasts
The United States on Wednesday condemned the "despicable attack" on university buildings in the Syrian city of Aleppo, blaming the regime for unleashing air strikes that killed at least 82 people. ... more


TAIWAN NEWS

China-Taiwan undersea cable set to open: state media
The first undersea fibre-optic cable between China and Taiwan is set to begin operating this week, official media reported Wednesday, the latest sign of closer links between the Cold War rivals. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Former US commander warns of Iran attack risks
A former US military commander warned Wednesday that a potential US strike against Iran would take weeks and probably only set back the country's nuclear program by several years. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

Raytheon continues successful performance on DDG 1000
Raytheon has delivered more than six million lines of software to the U.S. Navy for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. Part of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) - the integrate ... more
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MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $12.3 million contract to begin full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section Modification (HCSM) upgrade units. Raytheon ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite
Lockheed Martin has completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to a ... more
NUKEWARS

US, Myanmar hold non-proliferation talks
US nuclear officials have held talks with their counterparts in Myanmar, weeks after the former pariah nation agreed new safeguards allowing inspections of suspected atomic sites, the US Embassy said Wednesday. ... more
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Iran must alter strategy to counter sanctions: Ahmadinejad
Iran must fundamentally tailor its economy to overcome Western sanctions since Tehran's current approach is a losing strategy, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday. ... more
THE STANS

Turkey hits PKK in Iraq as bodies of slain Kurds at home
Turkish jets have pounded Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq in the fiercest aerial campaign in years, military sources said Wednesday, as the bodies of three Kurdish activists who were killed in Paris arrived home. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

Japan, Vietnam vow to cooperate on regional challenges
Vietnam and Japan must "play a more active role" in maintaining regional peace and security, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, in the face of growing maritime tensions with China. ... more
MILTECH

Lockheed Martin Receives USAF Approval For Sniper Pod Full-Rate Production Under ATP-SE Program
The U.S. Air Force approved full-rate production for Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) under the ATP-Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE) program. Building on the technology of lega ... more
IRAQ WARS

Wave of Iraq attacks kills 42
Attacks in Baghdad and north Iraq killed 42 people on Wednesday as hundreds attended the funeral of a Sunni MP who died in a suicide attack a day earlier, as a political crisis grips the country. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO


IRAQ WARS
Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher


IRAQ WARS
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IRAQ WARS
Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

SUPERPOWERS

Senate to hold Hagel confirmation hearing Jan 31
US lawmakers will have their first chance to formally question Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, on January 31 when the Senate convenes a confirmation hearing. ... more
WAR REPORT

'No credible evidence' Syria used chemical arms: US
A top US official on Wednesday categorically denied a report that according to a leaked State Department cable Syria had used chemical weapons in December. ... more
TERROR WARS

Mali: Hostages seen as Islamists' revenge
The kidnapping of as many as 20 expatriate workers at a natural gas facility in southeastern Algeria underlines the danger of revenge attacks that now face Europe following France's military intervention against jihadist forces in Mali. ... more
MILTECH

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
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

MILTECH

Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army

AEROSPACE

Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

THE STANS

India tells troops to be 'aggressive'

WAR REPORT

Outside View: Syrian 'Coward of the Alamo'

WAR REPORT

Assad may run for 2014 election, air strikes across Syria

SUPERPOWERS

Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official

MILPLEX

Russia, Bangladesh seal $1 bln arms deal

TERROR WARS

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THE STANS

Indian firing kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir: military

China to survey islands disputed with Japan: Xinhua

Israel: Uprising fears rise as poll nears

Suicide bomb kills Sunni Iraqi MP, six others

Iran hopes for IAEA deal, with eye on new P5+1 talks

France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers

In Mali, an old war on terror reignites

Hagel wins key endorsement for Pentagon job

China's army told to prepare to fight: state media

Anglo-Italian helicopter firm wins $567 mln S. Korea deal

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO

Iran set for 2014 nuclear capability: US think tank

Commentary: Pakistan inferno

IAEA meeting kicks off crunch year for Iran diplomacy

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France pounds Islamist strongholds in northern Mali

US to support Afghan village operations: envoy

Air strike near Damascus kills 8 children, 5 women

Japan boosts defence of disputed islands

Austrian Airlines stops flying to Tehran

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites

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