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Iran May Be 'Six Months' From Nuclear Bomb: Israeli FM
Paris, France (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
Iran may be only six months from having the necessary means to make an atomic bomb, Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom said Thursday, urging quick international action on Tehran's nuclear program. "The next meeting of the IAEA is a crucial meeting, because there is a limit of time until (Iran) will have a full knowledge of how to develop a nuclear bomb," Shalom said after meeting with his French counterpart.

BAE Systems Demonstrates MASS Aboard US Army Vessel
Austin TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2005
BAE Systems, supported by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition, successfully demonstrated the Multi-Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) shipboard decoy launcher system aboard the U.S. Army Theater Support Vessel Spearhead (TSV-1X).

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Diplomacy On Iran's Nuclear Program To Continue: Analysts
Vienna, Austria (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
The Iranian president's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" is a blow to international talks over Iran's nuclear program but does not mean Tehran necessarily faces UN reprisals, diplomats and analysts told AFP Thursday.

Moscow Condemns Iran, But Says Nukes Cooperation To Continue
Moscow, Russia (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
Russia vowed to continue supporting Iran's controversial nuclear programme Thursday, but joined Western capitals in condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

Blair: Iran Could Be Seen As 'Real Threat'
Hampton Court, England (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
Iran will be seen by the rest of the world as a "real threat" if it persists with its hard line on Israel and its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday.
Northrop Grumman Delivers Key Hardware For SBIRS
Woodland Hills CA (SPX) Oct 28, 2005
Northrop Grumman has delivered the final laser-gyro reference systems for the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

Sandia Demonstrates Device For Preventing Battlefield Friendly Fire
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 28, 2005
Sandia National Laboratories, along with partners General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Sierra Monolithics, demonstrated the Athena Radar-Responsive Tag during Exercise "Urgent Quest" in the United Kingdom Sept. 19 through Oct. 9, 2005.

Liquidmetal: Redefining Metals For The Twenty First Century
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 28, 2005
A revolution in metals has arrived. NASA, Caltech and the U.S. Department of Energy united to help develop a new building material.

Russia Launches Iran's First Satellite
Moscow, Russia (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
Russia put Iran's first ever satellite into space Thursday, as a Kosmos-3M rocket blasted off from the northwestern Plesetsk launch site carrying one Russian and seven foreign devices, the Russian space agency said.

Rumsfeld Orders Review Of Special Operations Forces' Needs
Washington DC (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has ordered an outside review of US special operations forces to determine how well they are positioned for a growing role in the war on terrorism, a spokesman said Thursday.

Predator's Success Ups Procurement And Development
Wright-Patterson OH (AFPN) Oct 28, 2005
With the MQ-1 Predator logging significant hours in counterinsurgency operations and earning troop support, the Air Force wants to buy more of the aircraft and develop the next-generation variant.
North Korean Envoy To Hold Talks With US Lawmakers On Capitol Hill
Washington DC (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
North Korea's envoy to the United Nations will hold talks with US lawmakers Thursday in his first visit to the House of Representatives, as Washington moves to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapons drive.

India, Russia To Develop New Weapons
Moscow, Russia (AFP) Oct 27, 2005
India wants to collaborate with Russia in developing new weapons, Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh said Thursday during a visit to Moscow.

Outside View: Russian Eye On Plamegate
Moscow (UPI) Oct 26, 2005
Moscow is looking with concern as a political hurricane whose consequences could be worse than the destruction wrought by Hurricane Wilma moves toward Washington.
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