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February 18, 2013
Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves
Marignane, France (UPI) Feb 15, 2013
Eurocopter this week announced a major company event and a contract signing in Mexico and India that underline company growth. In Mexico, Eurocopter and its local subsidiary, Eurocopter de Mexico, officially opened a new manufacturing facility to produce structural metallic components for its aircraft. In India, the company secured a deal to supply aircraft for use in medical missions. The company, which has headquarters in France, said the facility in Queretaro, Mexico, is about ... read more
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Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile's Worst Nightmare
Space-based sensors can expand the range and effectiveness of the U.S. Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capabilities, a recent missile defense test has shown. Conducted Feb ... more

Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist
Lockheed Martin's second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system achieved its first intercept using tracking information from the space tracking and surveillance system demonstration ... more

Extracting Relevance from Mountains of Data
DARPA held a multi-program performer meeting for researchers to hear presentations on the latest innovations and promising approaches in the area of Big Data and data analytics. Speakers durin ... more
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Next Phase of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems Starts
Northrop Grumman will help drive down costs and speed the availability of new hardware and software upgrades for the B-2 stealth bomber under a recently awarded contract from the U.S. Air Force. ... more


Graduation day in the 'scariest place on Earth'
Shadowed by a nuclear test, guarded by armed soldiers and with a two-star general handing out prizes, Kim Min-Jung's elementary school graduation was a moment to savour. ... more
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Tensions in Iraq are 'troubling': US general
Sectarian tensions and political discord in Iraq signal a "troubling" trend in the country since US troops withdrew a year ago, a top American general warned on Thursday. ... more

Syria: Mystery shrouds slaying of Iranian
Mystery still swirls around the assassination of a top Iranian general in war-torn Syria but details are emerging that suggest he was a key figure in Tehran's campaign to save its beleaguered ally, President Bashar Assad, and in running Hezbollah. ... more
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Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year

IceCube finds Earth can block high-energy particles from nuclear reactions

First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'

NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P


Republicans snub White House, delay Hagel vote
US Senate Republicans on Thursday ignored a White House demand for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's pick for defense chief, throwing up a roadblock at a time of rising national security tensions. ... more

China's North Korea dilemma grows worse: experts
North Korea's third nuclear test presents China under its new leader Xi Jinping with an unwelcome choice - confront its defiant ally or accept having an uncontrollable atomic state on its border. ... more

Medal for high-tech warriors draws fire from US veterans
Combat veterans on Friday denounced a new medal for US troops who direct drone strikes or cyber attacks, calling the award an insult to those who risk life and limb on the battlefield. ... more
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US warns N. Korea against further 'provocative' acts
The United States Friday called on North Korea not to take any further provocative steps, as a US think tank said Pyongyang was preparing a launchpad that could pave the way to firing a long-range missile. ... more

Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report
Japan will next week send a foreign ministry official to Beijing for three days for talks on an ongoing territorial dispute and North Korea's recent nuclear test, a report said Saturday. ... more
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Ocean acidification harms young mussels

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China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard
Three Chinese government ships entered disputed waters Friday, the Japanese coastguard said, as the two countries' soured relationship grew more complex following North Korea's nuclear test. ... more

Hanging on the telephone? Kerry awaits Lavrov call
US Secretary of State John Kerry is still waiting for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to return a telephone call to discuss North Korea's nuclear test, a top US official confirmed Thursday. ... more

Iran sought nuclear parts in China: report
Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialized magnets through China for its centrifuges, in an effort to speed its path to reaching nuclear weapons capability, according to a new US report. ... more
S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist

Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

Astrium tapped for communications network

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare

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France seeks Indian defense contracts
French President Francois Hollande has met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a special look at defense relations on the agenda. ... more

Dissident Mali army unit to be dispersed by March: official
An elite army unit loyal to Mali's ousted president that has clashed repeatedly with rival units since his ouster will be dispersed by March, the crisis-torn country's government said Friday. ... more

Colombian guerrillas release two police hostages
Colombia's largest guerrilla group, the leftist FARC, on Friday released two police officers they had held for three weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. ... more

Lebanon arrests 11 armed men including 4 Syrians
The Lebanese army on Friday said it has arrested 11 men, including four Syrians, for weapons possession in a tense border town that has seen frequent unrest linked to the war in neighbouring Syria. ... more
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New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology


Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier near Kashmir border


Activist takes Hong Kong ID card database offline


Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' attack


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India says to cancel scandal-plagued Italian helicopter deal


Italian bribery scandal shakes Indian politics


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Military experts doubt Sweden's ability to defend itself


Outside View: Iran years after the revolt


8 years after Hariri, the killing goes on

For US, N.Korea nuclear status a red line

Old moves from N. Korea's new leader

Indian helicopter defense deal unresolved

In India, French president pushes $12bn jet deal

Lack of data shrouds nature of N. Korea nuclear test

Slaying hints Iran hikes backing for Assad

IAEA says Iran nuclear talks fail again

Karzai summons top NATO commander in Afghanistan

South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Defiant Iran announces uranium enrichment upgrade

Many hurdles await U.S. cybersecurity law

Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone warriors

Malian coup leader sworn in as head of army reform committee

White House demands vote on Hagel nomination

Cybersecurity battle looms after Obama directive

Astrium tapped for communications network

Outside View: Pivot to Europe?

NATO accused of killing 10 Afghan civilians in air strike

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Time to address root causes of nuclear crisis on Korean Peninsula

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