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January 23, 2013
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Jan 22, 2013
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." The ministry didn't identify the threats but the upgrade, Iron Dome's second in recent months, follows reports that the Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have been test-firing a new long-range missile that could threaten cities in southern and central Israel. The I ... read more
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UN to sanction N. Korea space agency: diplomat
The UN Security Council will order sanctions against North Korea's space agency in a resolution to be passed this week condemning the secretive state's ballistic launch, a diplomat said. ... more

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Last month, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) held its 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which brought together government leaders from the Department of Defense along with commerci ... more

Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft
The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have completed a fit check of the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. During the test, four SDB II shapes were loaded into an F ... more
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Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs
The British government said on Tuesday it was making up to 5,300 army personnel redundant as part of cuts that will see troop numbers reduced to the lowest since the early 19th century. ... more


Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations
Boeing will upgrade U.S. Air Force Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) handheld radios with new capabilities to enable faster search and rescue of isolated personnel, and also upgrade the CSEL ult ... more
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Japanese PM holds out olive branch to China
Hawkish Japanese premier Shinzo Abe held out an olive branch to China on Tuesday, sending a letter to Beijing's leader-in-waiting to be hand-delivered by a coalition ally. ... more

US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon
The United States will not demand payment from France for the use of US transport planes ferrying French forces and equipment to Mali, the Pentagon said Tuesday. ... more
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Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality
President Barack Obama has inaugurated his second term with an ardent call for unity, but warned his foes their "absolutism" must not thwart action on climate, immigration and gun control. ... more

Outside View: What Obama can learn
Having met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington to work out the post-2014 mission for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama could learn a lesson from the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. ... more

India and Israel deepen defense ties
Indian air force Chief of Air Staff N.A.K. Browne is visiting Israel, a sign of deepening Indian-Israeli defense ties. ... more
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Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment
A group of around 150 people gathered in front of the German embassy in Ankara on Tuesday, protesting against the deployment of Patriot missiles near the Syrian border. ... more

Spate of Iraq attacks kill 26
A wave of attacks in and around Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed 26 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, shattering a relative calm after a spate of deadly violence last week. ... more
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Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for nuclear war
Police in Indian Kashmir have warned residents to build underground bunkers to prepare for a possible nuclear war in the disputed region, which is on edge after a string of deadly border clashes. ... more

Further Chad troops assemble for Mali deployment
Chad has doubled its troops arriving in Niger to help local forces mount a new front to battle Islamists in the northern Malian city of Gao, from 200 to 400, a Chadian military source said Tuesday. ... more

US Navy fined for 'illegal entry' at Philippine reef
Philippine authorities said Tuesday they have fined the US Navy for "unauthorised entry" after an American minesweeper went aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef. ... more
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

German, Dutch Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey: NATO

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

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Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


Israelis vote in poll seen returning Netanyahu
Israelis voted on Tuesday in an election seen as returning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power in a rightwing coalition charged with tackling the key issues of peace talks and Iran's nuclear drive. ... more

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to UN disarmament stalemate
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for the UN Conference on Disarmament to end years of stalemate over Pakistan's reluctance to discuss a ban on the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. ... more

Le Pouvoir and Algeria's war on terror
The Algerian military's take-no-prisoners response to the jihadist seizure of a major natural gas complex in the southern desert and the bloodbath that ensued underlines how the military controls the energy-rich North African state and will brook no challenge. ... more

U.S. Complacency in Space?
Right before we left for our holiday break, we read a powerful article in Air Force magazine titled "Breaking the Space Status Quo." The magazine article focused on the observations of several senio ... more
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Russia's Afghan anti-drug efforts panned


Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's


Russia ready for seeking a compromise with NATO on air defense


QinetiQ's Hyperbaric Trials Unit supports the MOD in testing new composite materials for UK submarine fleet


Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements


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China media urge Obama to ease distrust


Prince Harry ends Afghan tour, says killed Taliban


Syria minister says nation will defeat conspiracy


Filipino economy to benefit from peace

Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan

Rheinmetall wins 280 mn euros in contracts in Kuwait, Asia

Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality

North Africa: Is this al-Qaida resurgent?

US seeks quick vote on N. Korea sanctions resolution

IAEA says Iran talks now Feb 13

Brazil signs deal to manufacture 'copters

Syria builds paramilitary force aided by Iran: NGO

Behaviour of death-masked French soldier 'unacceptable': army

German, Dutch Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey: NATO

US position on Japan island dispute a 'betrayal': China

Clinton stands by Japan on China island row

France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet

Pakistan averts crisis, heads towards historic polls

US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal

Iran says still differences with UN atomic watchdog

Pentagon rejects request to drop 9/11 charge

Five family members die in Syria air raid: watchdog

China's Xi says 'no leniency' in corruption fight

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