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January 24, 2013
AEROSPACE
China buys Russian bombers
Melbourne (UPI) Jan 23, 2013
China is to purchase Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers through a contract with the Russian Federation for 36 aircraft. The agreement calls for 12 bombers to be delivered first and the other 24 coming in a second tranche. The Tupolev Tu-22M3 is a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Soviet Union. A number the bombers remain in service with the Russian military - as of 2010, the Russian air force fielded 93 Tupolev Tu-22s and the Russian navy 58 - ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but ... more
MILTECH

China unmanned car to 'help driver sleep': reports
The Chinese army is developing an unmanned road vehicle, official military media reported Wednesday, adding it could be put to civilian use to reduce fatigue at the wheel and allow drivers to "sleep in peace". ... more
NUKEWARS

New UN sanctions spark North Korean fury
The UN Security Council ordered expanded sanctions Tuesday against North Korea for a banned rocket launch, triggering a defiant pledge by Pyongyang to bolster its nuclear deterrent. ... more
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NUKEWARS

UN sanctions unlikely to bring N. Korea to heel: analysts
The latest sanctions against North Korea will have little impact on its nuclear and missile programme, despite the added clout of China's support for the UN measures, analysts said Wednesday. ... more


SUPERPOWERS

Outside View: NATO RIP
A recent half-day conference at a major Washington think tank on "the budget and U.S. defense strategy" was most telling for what was dramatically omitted from a wide-ranging discussion. Not until the final question had NATO been once mentioned. ... more
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WAR REPORT

First African forces moving to central Mali: French FM
The first contingent of an African force being deployed in Mali has begun moving towards the centre of the country, where French troops are seeking to help Mali's army push back Islamist fighters, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea slams Kim Jong-Un plastic surgery reports
North Korea has finally responded to persistent rumours that leader Kim Jong-Un had plastic surgery to look like his revered grandfather, issuing an angry denial criticising "sordid" media reports. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Iran proposes Cairo for P5+1 nuclear talks: report
Iran on Wednesday proposed Cairo as the venue for the next talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear drive, adding that the Egyptians have welcomed the idea, the ISNA news agency reported. ... more
THE STANS

Top Kashmir minister calls nuclear conflict warning 'daft'
The top elected official in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday described a public advisory telling residents to prepare for nuclear war by building basement shelters as a "daft idea". ... more
MILPLEX

US military to lift ban on women in combat
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a ban on women serving in combat, officials said Wednesday - a ground-breaking move after a decade of war that saw female troops thrust onto the battlefield. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend
NATO Patriot missiles deployed in Turkey to protect against a spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria will be operational this weekend, a senior NATO officer said Wednesday. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS

Taiwan 'not ruling out' culture pact with China: official
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou would consider cultural agreements with China, an official said Wednesday, triggering an angry response from the island's anti-Beijing opposition. ... more
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Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

WAR REPORT

Dawn missile attack kills Syrian family: activists
Five members of one family - a couple and three children - were killed when a missile hit their village in Syria's northern province of Aleppo before dawn on Wednesday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Iraq suicide bomb at Shiite mosque kills 42
A suicide bomber made his way into a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad and blew himself up in the middle of a funeral on Wednesday, killing 42 people and leaving corpses scattered across the floor. ... more
THE STANS

Afghan 'spy' killed over US drone strikes: officials
Militants on Wednesday dumped the mutilated body of a purported Afghan spy accused of collaborating on US drone strikes that killed a prominent warlord in Pakistan this month, officials said. ... more
THE STANS
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend


THE STANS
Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher


THE STANS
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


THE STANS
Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios

CYBER WARS

US charges East European cyber virus gang
The United States on Wednesday charged three young East European men with running an international cyber theft ring that broke into a million computers, including at the space agency NASA. ... more
WAR REPORT

FARC signal progress in peace talks
Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said Wednesday it had established some common ground with the government on sensitive land issues in peace talks aimed at ending their decades-long conflict. ... more
WAR REPORT

Child soldiers still recruited in Myanmar
Child soldiers are still being recruited in Myanmar despite the nation's recent political reforms, an advocacy group said Wednesday, as it urged better monitoring of the powerful military. ... more
WAR REPORT

Israel centrists gain, but Bibi squeaks in
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a beating in Israeli parliamentary elections, with his right-wing bloc giving ground to a new center-left alliance, but it won enough to keep him in office. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

WAR REPORT

Netanyahu's new govt to face pressure on peace, Iran

THE STANS

Prince Harry 'thrilled' to be back in Britain

MILTECH

Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft

MILPLEX

Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs

SUPERPOWERS

Japanese PM holds out olive branch to China

TERROR WARS

US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon

SUPERPOWERS

Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality

SUPERPOWERS

Outside View: What Obama can learn

MILPLEX

India and Israel deepen defense ties

MISSILE DEFENSE

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

Spate of Iraq attacks kill 26

Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for nuclear war

Further Chad troops assemble for Mali deployment

US Navy fined for 'illegal entry' at Philippine reef

Israelis vote in poll seen returning Netanyahu

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to UN disarmament stalemate

Le Pouvoir and Algeria's war on terror

Russia's Afghan anti-drug efforts panned

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

Falling Up: DARPA To Launch Just-In-Time Payloads From Bottom Of Sea

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

A call to prevent unsafe high-risk medical devices from reaching the marketplace

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