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February 20, 2013
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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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

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

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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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


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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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

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
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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

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

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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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

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
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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

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

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
S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test

South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist

JASSM Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing

Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

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

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


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

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

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

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
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Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials

Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean - and cold

Community in chaotic Jakarta goes green to fight eviction

China inks $4.6 billion deal for Australia mine project

American Airlines said to buy stakes in China airline


Iran urges full 'rights' recognition ahead of nuclear talks


China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore


Walker's World: A declining West?


Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion


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


Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings


Filipino NPA rebels ready to free 2 POWs


UAE signs $1.42 bn defence deals


Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves


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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