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January 31, 2013
Smartphone to hold integrated warrior gear
Washington (UPI) Jan 30, 2013
Soldiers on the battlefront will soon be able to run complex computerized warrior systems as integrated units on hand-held devices, including smartphones and tablets. Command-and-control systems for military personnel fighting on land have long bedeviled defense strategists, planners and manufacturers. Many of the pioneering systems were unwieldy, heavy to carry and prone to failure at critical times. The United States' recent and ongoing engagement in several conflicts has led to demand ... read more
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Elbit Systems to Develop Advanced UAS Features for Israel MoD
Elbit Systems has received an approximately $35 million contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") for the development of advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS") to be sup ... more

H-1 Helicopter Mission Computer Contract Awarded
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for the H-1 Upgrade helicopter program. Under the $9.3 million firm-fixed ... more

Japan ex-minister warns of Okinawa unrest, secession
A former Japanese minister has warned domestic terrorists could strike Tokyo if the government fails to address anger in Okinawa over a heavy US military presence there. ... more
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Boeing Completes FAB-T Software Qualification Testing For AEHF and Milstar Birds
Boeing recently achieved two important milestones on the U.S. Air Force Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program, which will provide protected wideband satellite communicatio ... more


Syria says Israel hit military research centre
An Israeli air strike hit a military research centre near Damascus at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, denying reports that the raid targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border. ... more
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S. Korea warns North against nuclear test
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak held an emergency security meeting Thursday that warned North Korea of "serious consequences" if it went through with an expected nuclear test. ... more

Israel strike on Syria 'unacceptable': Russia
Russia warned on Thursday that any air strike against its ally Syria would be "unacceptable", as Israel maintained a strict silence on claims that it had bombed Syrian targets. ... more
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Philippines to buy 12 S. Korean fighter jets
The Philippines will buy 12 South Korean FA-50 fighter jets to strengthen its poorly-armed military, government spokesmen said Wednesday, amid increasing maritime tensions with China. ... more

EU, UN 'concerned' over Israel shooting of Palestinians
Officials from the United Nations and European Union on Wednesday expressed concern over a spate of incidents in which Palestinian civilians in the West Bank have been killed by Israeli fire. ... more

France in 'final phase' of Mali intervention: experts
France is entering the final phase of its military intervention in Mali after a lightning advance that quickly exposed the weakness of Islamist rebels holding the country's north, experts said. ... more
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'Israeli jets strike Syria border convoy'
Israeli warplanes reportedly carried out an attack early Wednesday on a convoy of vehicles on the border between Syria and Lebanon. ... more

Iran to install new nuclear equipment at Natanz site
Iran intends to install more modern equipment at Natanz, one of its main nuclear sites, according to a document seen by AFP on Thursday. ... more
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IAEA says no indications of blast at Iran nuclear site
The UN atomic agency and a US research group said Wednesday that they had no indications that an explosion took place at an Iranian nuclear facility, as reported by Israeli and US media. ... more

Fule 'concerned' about Ukraine probes
The integration chief for the European Union says he's concerned about the recent escalation of investigations aimed at associates of Yulia Tymoshenko. ... more

New York Times says victim of Chinese hackers
The New York Times said it had fallen victim to hackers possibly connected to China's military, linking the sophisticated attacks to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by Premier Wen Jiabao's family. ... more
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First Patriot missiles 'operational' on Turkey-Syria border

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Elbit Systems to Develop Advanced UAS Features for Israel MoD

US military plans drone base near Mali: official

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

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French enter last main Islamist-held town in northern Mali
French troops on Wednesday entered Kidal, the last Islamist bastion in Mali's north to be recaptured in a whirlwind Paris-led offensive amid reports the radicals have regrouped in remote hills near Algeria. ... more

Pakistani security kills 33 in NWFP
A counter-terror operation by Pakistani security resulted in 33 militants being killed in the Northwest Frontier Province. ... more

US Navy to dismantle ship on Philippine reef
A badly damaged minesweeper stranded on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines for nearly two weeks will need to be dismantled before it is removed, the US Navy said Wednesday. ... more

Colombia to resume FARC talks despite kidnapping
Colombia on Thursday was to resume peace talks with FARC guerrillas aimed at ending the half-century conflict despite the kidnapping of two police officers by the leftist insurgent group. ... more
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Japan launches new satellites to boost surveillance

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China convicts Tibetan burning 'inciters' of murder

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