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MENL, LONDON [MENL] — An Israeli program to upgrade MiG fighter-jets has been offered to a range of countries, including NATO aspirants. Industry sources said the marketing of the Israeli upgrade is based on the success of the modernization of […]

Israel publishes map of fence that would cut off 70,000 Palestinians

AP, JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel published a detailed map Friday of its planned security barrier, which would encircle tens of thousands of Palestinians, cutting them off from the West Bank, and would keep about 80 per cent of Jewish settlers […]

General Dynamics quits BAE talks

FT, General Dynamics, US defence group, has walked away from a transatlantic merger with BAE Systems after exploratory discussions with its British rival, people close to the talks said. BAE has acknowledged talking to all five prime US defence contractors […]

First Raptor Squadron Announced

US Air Force, LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The 27th Fighter Squadron will be the first of three squadrons here to transition to the F/A-22 Raptor. The Air Force

AMSTE Demonstrates Improved Tracking Capability with Live JDAM

DARPA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) program has demonstrated for the eighth consecutive time the ability to precisely engage moving surface targets using precision-guided weapons. The weapon used this time was a […]

First Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Brigade Activated

US Army, PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Colorado Army National Guard activated the nation

Religion Takes Spotlight in Terror War

AP, WASHINGTON (AP) – The subject of religion has taken a prominent spot right where President Bush didn't want it – front-and-center in the war against terrorism. The president's journey through Asia, a trip designed to allay fears that America […]

A war of words but still far from WMDs

SMH, President George Bush has rendered to the Australian Parliament his ex post facto justification for the war in Iraq. It is a justification somewhat different from the one he advanced before the war began. Back then it was a […]

Israelis allege Saudi-Pakistan nuclear pact

The Herald, ISRAEL'S senior military intelligence officer claimed yesterday that Saudi Arabia is secretly trying to exchange cheap oil for Pakistani nuclear technology to counter the threat of neighbouring Iran's quest for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Major General […]

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