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Archive for: November, 2010

Russia upgrades ICBMs with quad-warheads

Russia will replace its single-warhead mobile RS-12M2 Topol-M intercontinental strategic missile system with one that can carry up to four nuclear warheads, the chief commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Force, Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev, said Nov. 30. Developed by the same Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology that had designed the Topol-M (referred to by […]

Iran Nuclear Swap Offer Still On Table

The international community is still prepared to provide Tehran with fuel for a civil research reactor if Iran agrees not to try to enrich its own uranium, France said Nov. 30. The six-nation contact group on Iran – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – offered last year to enrich 1,200 kilos […]

Soldier rescue robot for the future battlefield

A robot being tested now may soon have the ability to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives. The Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot, or BEAR, has been tested over the past year by Soldiers at the U.S. Army Infantry Center Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning, Ga. The BEAR can be controlled remotely by […]

South Korea upgrades cyber defenses

South Korea has completed the installation of special hardware and software to protect government and military Internet sites from the massive attacks they have received in the last two years. These DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks prevent users from accessing the attacked sites. These defensive preparations are expensive, and ISP (Internet Service Provider) companies […]

Russia offers Lebanon free weapons

Russia has offered a collection of weapons, for free, to Lebanon. This will include six Mi-24 helicopter gunships, 31 T-72 tanks, 36 130-millimeter artillery and 500,000 rounds of ammunition for artillery Lebanon already has. This comes in the wake of a 2008 Russian offer to sell Lebanon ten MiG-29 fighters, at a “large discount” (less […]

Chinese espionage of American technology

A Chinese born engineer, Xiang Dong Yu who worked for Ford Motor Company for over a decade, pled guilty on November 17th of stealing over $50 million worth of Ford technology and selling it to a Chinese automobile company. The most Yu can get is six years in prison and a fine of $150,000. Many […]

Iranian nuclear scientist assasinated

Assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding the other, state media and officials said.   Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the man killed was involved in a major project at the country’s chief nuclear agency, […]

North Korea places missiles on launch pads

North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks.   China made clear that the talks would not amount to a resumption of six-party disarmament discussions which North Korea walked out […]

Havelsan named one of the top flight simulator producers

Developed markets such as the United States and Europe collectively account for a lion´s share of the global commercial and military flight simulations market. The market for Commercial Full Flight Simulators in Asia-Pacific is forecast to grow the strongest at a CAGR of more than 6.0% over the analysis period. Driven by the growing focus […]

Israeli military ups strategic relations with Greece

Israel is seeking to tighten strategic cooperation in the Mediterranean via joint aerial and naval maneuvers with Greece, and joint Italian-Israeli military flights. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Friday concluded a two-week training exercise in Sardinia, Italy, according to a statement issued by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday. The IAF allocated F-15 […]

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