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February 24, 2013
MISSILE DEFENSE
US radar to boost missile defence in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 24, 2013
Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat, reports said Sunday. The X-band radar, capable of precisely tracking the trajectory of a ballistic missile, allows US forces to launch intercept missiles from the ground and sea once a ballistic missile has been detected. It will be the second X-band radar system to be installed in Japan after another was set up in northern Aomori prefectu ... read more
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Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum
When three out of four Pakistanis consider the United States "the enemy," it's Mission Impossible to build an alliance worth the name. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China slams Japan's Abe over interview comments
China sharply criticised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday for telling a US newspaper that Beijing had a "deeply ingrained" need to challenge its neighbours over territory. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Russia, China proclaim unity ahead of Xi visit
Russia and China said on Friday they saw eye-to-eye on all the worlds problems including the Syria conflict, as the Chinese foreign minister held talks in Moscow to prepare a visit by new leader Xi Jinping later this year. ... more
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NUKEWARS

N. Korea leader inspects military as tensions high
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a military drill, state media said Saturday, his third such inspection in as many days as tensions run high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test. ... more


SUPERPOWERS

Outside View:Saudis found religious center
The opening last November of a Saudi-backed interfaith center in Vienna, Austria, has created speculation and controversy in the religious and human rights worlds. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Iran installing new nuclear equipment: IAEA
World powers condemned Iran just days before talks on its controversial nuclear programme, after an IAEA report said it had begun installing advanced equipment at one of its main nuclear plants. ... more
NUKEWARS

World powers, Iran set for Kazakh showdown
World powers meet negotiators from Iran in Kazakhstan on Monday in the hope of curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions by advancing a "significant" new offer, despite low expectations of a breakthrough after years of dashed hopes. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Iran refuses to go beyond nuclear obligations
Iran said Saturday it will not go beyond its obligations or accept anything outside its rights under the non-proliferation treaty (NPT), ahead of talks with major powers on its disputed nuclear drive. ... more
CYBER WARS

Fixmo Offers New Level of Security Authentication for Mobile Devices
Lockheed Martin and Fixmo have integrated technologies to provide a new level of secure authentication for consumer grade mobile devices with unparalleled ease of use by joining forces with Fixmo's ... more
MILTECH

New clip-on Thermal Weapon Sight offers more accurate targeting
Raytheon is showcasing a new, clip-on Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2013. The surveillance and targeting sight, which mounts in front of a r ... more
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Raytheon's new precision artillery ready for low-rate initial production
Raytheon has received a U.S. Army fiscal year 2012 contract for the production of Excalibur Increment Ib precision-guided projectiles. The $56.6 million contract, awarded in December, marks the star ... more
CYBER WARS

Boeing, SecureTech Partner to Enhance UAE Cybersecurity
Boeing and SecureTech will collaborate to jointly offer solutions that protect critical data and national infrastructure for customers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the region through a cybe ... more
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Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

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Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

FLOATING STEEL

Developing new naval capabilities to defend against surface targets
Raytheon acting through its Missile Systems business, and Chemring have agreed to develop a naval capability to defend against surface targets, for use on ships ranging in size from small patrol boa ... more
WAR REPORT

US condemns Syria slaughter
Washington on Saturday condemned the Damascus regime for a missile strike that killed dozens of people a day after Syria's opposition protested at the world's silence over the slaughter of civilians. ... more
WAR REPORT

Opposition slams world inaction on Syria slaughter
Syria's main opposition group said on Saturday that it was pulling out of international talks and demanded world action to stop the slaughter of Syrians, after missiles slammed into the city of Aleppo killing dozens. ... more
WAR REPORT
JLENS demonstrates tactical ballistic missile defense capability

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WAR REPORT
India wants to sell Russia BraMos missiles

Brazil to open talks on buying Russian missiles

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WAR REPORT
First Flight of nEUROn UAV Demonstrator Conducted

Lockheed Martin's SMSS UAV Vehicle Operates Via Satellite Control

Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems


WAR REPORT
Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed

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THE STANS

Two GNLA militants killed in Assam
Indian security forces have killed two Garo National Liberation Army militants in Assam. ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea honours nuclear scientists
North Korea has awarded state medals and other honours to thousands of scientists and workers behind its recent nuclear test, state media said. ... more
THE STANS

NATO may station up to 12,000 troops in post-2014 Afghanistan
NATO may station up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan to train and assist Kabul's forces after its combat mission against the Taliban ends there in 2014, US officials said Friday. ... more
CYBER WARS

HTC settles US charges of security flaws on devices
Taiwan-based electronics maker HTC settled charges with US regulators that it failed to provide adequate security for smartphones and tablet computers sold to Americans, officials said Friday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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MILPLEX

Gulf states go big for Western hardware

AEROSPACE

US military halts test flights for F-35 fighter

WAR REPORT

As French troop drawdown looms, Malian army still in crisis

WAR REPORT

Colombia president threatens to end peace talks with FARC

SUPERPOWERS

Japan PM won't 'tolerate' China island challenge

MILPLEX

India seeks more local arms production

UAV NEWS

Lockheed Martin's SMSS UAV Vehicle Operates Via Satellite Control

UAV NEWS

First Flight of nEUROn UAV Demonstrator Conducted

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution

Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Turkish jets strike Kurd rebels in Iraq: military source

Outside View: Obama sequestration strategy

NATO head warns against spending cuts

N. Korea top task for South's first female president

Israel: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb

US says new Iran centrifuges would be 'provocative'

Mali troops battle Islamists in Gao as car bomb targets camp

China steps up defence on hacking allegations

Japan coastguard says China ship in disputed waters

Outside View: Return to Ashraf

India wants to sell Russia BraMos missiles

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Outside View: The Pyongyang Persian Pickle

Brazil to open talks on buying Russian missiles

Photos show new activity at N.Korea nuclear site

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