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January 17, 2013
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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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

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

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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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


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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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

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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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

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

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

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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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

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

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
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

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

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


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

'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

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

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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India tells troops to be 'aggressive'


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Assad may run for 2014 election, air strikes across Syria


Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official


Russia, Bangladesh seal $1 bln arms deal


Libyans file suit against French tech firm over torture


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

Kaspersky finds 'Red October' virus targeting EEurope

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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