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February 20, 2013
CYBER WARS
China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm
Washington (AFP) Feb 19, 2013
China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai. Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them." The 74-page report focused on one group, which it called "APT1" from the ... read more
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NUKEWARS

Outside View: North Korea's nuclear test
In the 1976 psychological drama "Taxi Driver," Robert De Niro plays a socially outcast cab driver. In a real-life drama today, North Korea's Kim Jong Un is an internationally isolated world leader. In both roles, these characters communicate messages delivered with a sense of bravado, taunting a non-existing threat. ... more
NUKEWARS

Researchers See Ionospheric Signature of North Korean Nuclear Test
The explosion of an underground nuclear device by North Korea this week disturbed the Earth's ionosphere. The blast generated infrasonic waves that propagated all the way to the upper atmosphere cau ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios
General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $40 million contract modification in December 2012 from the U.S. Navy to port the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform and the Integrated Waveform into ... more
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AEROSPACE

First F-35 Production Model Takes Flight
The first Lockheed Martin production model F-35C carrier variant, known as CF-6, flew its first sortie Thursday. Upon delivery later this year, the jet will be assigned to US Navy Fighter Atta ... more


MISSILE NEWS

JASSM Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing
Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed Reliability Assessment Program (RAP) Lot 6 testing with two final flights.The tests met success criteria and demons ... more
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NUKEWARS

Analysis: New Pakistani Tactical Nuclear Weapons - Implications And Ramifications
Pakistan test fired a short range battlefield nuclear capable tactical missile, according to a press release and statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the press relations arm of t ... more
MILPLEX

Crisis-hit arms market shrinks, first time since 1994: SIPRI
For the first time since the mid-1990s, sales of the 100 biggest arms dealers excluding China declined in 2011 as the economic crisis prompted budget cuts, a Stockholm-based think tank said on Monday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

WAR REPORT

Lifting the veil: Mideast's covert ops
The assassination of an Iranian general in Syria and the discovery of the mysterious death in an Israeli prison of an Australian linked to Israel's intelligence have, once again, exposed the murky and complex shadow war being fought in the Middle East. ... more
NUKEWARS

China paper blames US for N. Korea nuclear crisis
A Chinese state-run newspaper blamed Washington Monday for the North Korean nuclear crisis and another stressed Beijing's limited scope for action, six days after tensions rose with a third atomic test. ... more
NUKEWARS

How do you solve a problem like North Korea?
The UN Security Council has been here before... several times: debating how to punish North Korea for - as Pyongyang would have it - reacting to the last time it got punished. ... more
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THE STANS

NATO 'will comply with Afghan air strike ban'
The commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan said Sunday he would comply with President Hamid Karzai's order banning Afghan security forces from seeking NATO air support. ... more
WAR REPORT

French defence minister urges Syria power transfer
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called for urgent action to bring about a power transfer in Syria that excludes President Bashar al-Assad. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

TERROR WARS

Sudan-Saudi navies in first exercises: media
The navies of Sudan and Saudi Arabia have launched their first joint military exercises in the Red Sea, the official SUNA news agency reported on Sunday. ... more
NUKEWARS

EU tightens sanctions against N.Korea after nuclear test
The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week which it condemned again in the strongest possible terms. ... more
UAV NEWS

Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform
Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper ... more
UAV NEWS
S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist


UAV NEWS
JASSM Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing

Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports


UAV NEWS
Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform

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

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials


UAV NEWS
Astrium tapped for communications network

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios

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

MILTECH

Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response
Biological warfare agents pose more than a hypothetical threat to U.S. military servicemembers. Troops operate in hostile areas where they could come under attack from adversaries wielding bio-agent ... more
AEROSPACE

France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE
A top French defence industry official said Sunday that talks to sell Rafale jet fighters to the UAE were "progressing well", expressing confidence that a deal could be reached with the Gulf state. ... more
MILTECH

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon, together with teammate Thales Visionix(TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing d ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target
A Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IA fired from the USS Lake Erie destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using tracking data from a remote Raytheon sensor payload on the Space Tr ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

NUKEWARS

Iran urges full 'rights' recognition ahead of nuclear talks

FLOATING STEEL

China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore

SUPERPOWERS

Walker's World: A declining West?

SUPERPOWERS

Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

NUKEWARS

US unable to stop it if Iran wants the bomb: Khamenei

TERROR WARS

Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings

WAR REPORT

Filipino NPA rebels ready to free 2 POWs

MILPLEX

UAE signs $1.42 bn defence deals

AEROSPACE

Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves

AEROSPACE

Next Phase of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems Starts

Graduation day in the 'scariest place on Earth'

Tensions in Iraq are 'troubling': US general

Syria: Mystery shrouds slaying of Iranian

Republicans snub White House, delay Hagel vote

China's North Korea dilemma grows worse: experts

Medal for high-tech warriors draws fire from US veterans

US warns N. Korea against further 'provocative' acts

Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Hanging on the telephone? Kerry awaits Lavrov call

Iran sought nuclear parts in China: report

France seeks Indian defense contracts

Dissident Mali army unit to be dispersed by March: official

Colombian guerrillas release two police hostages

Lebanon arrests 11 armed men including 4 Syrians

Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier near Kashmir border

Activist takes Hong Kong ID card database offline

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' attack

The Pirate Bay to sue over look-alike site

India says to cancel scandal-plagued Italian helicopter deal

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