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February 06, 2013
S. Korea leader says North may stage multiple nuke tests
Seoul (AFP) Feb 5, 2013
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak believes North Korea could detonate multiple devices when it goes ahead with a nuclear test expected in the coming weeks or even days. In an interview published Tuesday in the Chosun Ilbo daily, the outgoing president also acknowledged the huge challenge the international community faces in seeking to wean Pyongyang off its nuclear weapons programme. The North has signalled that it will carry out a "higher level" nuclear test very soon, in a defiant response ... read more
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Japan summons China envoy in island row
Tokyo summoned China's envoy Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute. ... more

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports
Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence battery to the north of the country a few days after carrying out an air strike inside neighbouring Syria, Israeli media said on Tuesday. ... more

China frigate locked radar on Japan navy: minister
A Chinese military frigate locked weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese navy vessel, Tokyo's defence minister said Tuesday, in an apparent upping of the stakes in a bitter territorial row. ... more
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Global naval maintenance costs seen rising
Global naval maintenance costs are expected to almost treble in 10 years and it's not clear if naval forces worldwide will have the resources to cope with the rising costs. ... more


Iran 'danger' threatens Israel's existence: Peres
Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran was growing under the "terrifying dictatorship" ruling the Islamic republic. ... more
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Boeing Committed to India's Growing Aerospace Industry
Boeing has underscored the strength of its commitment to expand its partnerships in India to become the aerospace company of choice in this important market. Company executives at the Aero Ind ... more

Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane
Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as "one of the most advanced" aircraft in the world. ... more
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Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission
Maritime surveillance requirements are demanding specific capabilities and performance such as mission endurance, flight profiles, mission equipment and human factors. Until recently, such missions ... more

Boeing Delivers 6th Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy
Boeing delivered the sixth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy Jan. 31, successfully completing the first group of low-rate initial production aircraft that are dramatically improving ... more

US Energy Department was hacking victim
The US Department of Energy on Monday confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack in January, which stole employee and contractor data, but said no classified data was compromised. ... more
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Afghan deployment report causes stir in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka said Tuesday it had rejected a US request to send troops to Afghanistan but retracted the claim within hours, triggering angry responses on social media about the government's credibility. ... more

Embraer draws more partners to KC-390 jet
Brazilian defense manufacturer Embraer has added more international partners to its program for marketing KC-390, said to be a cheaper alternative to Lockheed Martin's C-130J. ... more
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F-16s for Egypt stirs anger in Congress
The delivery of four Lockheed Martin F-16 strike jets to Egypt has stirred congressional ire as Egypt's pro-democracy revolution hangs in the balance, with Islamists seeking to tighten their grip on power. ... more

Filipino military battles NPA in Samar
The New People's Army has engaged in a new skirmish with the Philippine army. ... more

Obama plans first Israel visit as president
President Barack Obama plans to soon make his first trip to Israel as US leader to confer on the Iranian nuclear showdown and to soothe his delicate relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ... more
Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

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Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission

US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta

Northrop Grumman's Next-Gen Fire Scout to Beef Up Avionics Protection

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Russian minister unhappy with French warship buy
Two warships Russia is buying from France will be difficult to operate and maintain because of a lack of proper fuel and possible other problems, a top official said on Tuesday. ... more

Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone
A picture of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un with a smartphone has triggered fevered speculation about which brand is favoured by the leader of one of the world's most repressive nations. ... more

Eight dead on third day of Iraq suicide bombs
Attacks north of Baghdad, including a third suicide blast in as many days, killed at least eight people Tuesday, officials said, amid a spike in violence that has left almost 70 people dead in all. ... more

Iran, world powers agree to resume stalled nuclear talks
Iran and world powers on Tuesday broke a deadlock over the date and venue of stalled negotiations on Tehran's disputed nuclear ambitions, agreeing to meet in Kazakhstan later this month. ... more
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Lithuania FM seeks improved Russia ties


S. Korea, US hold naval drill under nuclear test threat


UN Council vows 'strong' action on N.Korea nuclear test


Surprise envoy protects Taiwan's 'shield' of ambiguity


Israel preparing for post-Assad Syria chaos


Syria opposition head seeks talks with Assad's VP


Assad fumes as Israel admits Syria air strike


GNLA guerrillas kill two in India


Israel seeks major arms deals with India


Israel 'eyes more airstrikes again Syria'

Iran 'optimistic' US shifting its view on Tehran

US may use preemptive cyber strikes: report

China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations

Two Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

6 children killed in air raid near Damascus: watchdog

Suicide bomber kills 23 near Baghdad

US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta

Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Assad lashes out as Israel admits Syria raid

Yemen troops kill 12 'Qaeda militants': source

Iran announces nuclear talks, open to 'authentic' US meet

Hackers attack embattled Iraq PM's website

N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test

Taiwan opposition chief visits Japan despite islands row

Israel's chief of staff on US visit

Car bomb and attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30

Iraq mobile firm debuts on Baghdad bourse

Iran showcases defiance amid bid for nuclear talks

France bombs Islamist targets in Mali after Hollande visit

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

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