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Tigers doubled military power since Sri Lanka truce: defence minister

AFP, COLOMBO (AFP) Oct 09, 2003Sri Lanka's defence minister accused Tamil Tiger rebels of doubling their military strength since they entered a Norwegian brokered truce in February last year, but said troops were ready if war broke out.Tilak Marapana, in […]

U.S. Navy Seeks More Money for Shipbuilding in 2005

DefenseNews, In its proposed 2005 budget, the U.S. Navy seeks to boost spending to build new ships and buy reconnaissance aircraft that fly for extended periods, providing troops with a steady stream of intelligence. Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval […]

Iraqi Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles Missing: Report

, U.S. military officials are alarmed over their inability to find a large number of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles that were part of Saddam Hussein

General Dynamics Teams With Denel for Artillery Solutions

General Dynamics Land Systems , General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has signed a teaming agreement with Denel of South Africa to jointly customize and market more lethal, long-range and lightweight 105-mm artillery systems […]

Chinese Space Program and Muslim World

, The so called Free world, the western powers, have no doubts about the military objectives of the Chinese Space Program. Muslim and Arab world has to realize fast, that, with some efforts, their wealth and friendly ties   might help […]

Northrop Grumman to Offer UAV Customers One-Stop Solutions

, WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 8, 2003 — In a move that aligns a successful acquisition strategy with increasing customer demand for mission-ready unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that its Advanced Tactical C4I (ATC4I) organization, […]

Russia Does Not Dismiss the Use Nuclear Weapons in Preventive Strike

, On the threshold of his 51st birthday, Vladimir Putin has apparently decided to remind the West of his existence. At any rate, foreign mass media outlets were rather alarmed discussing the latest statement from the Russian president. This time, […]

Keppel Says Unit in Final Stages of Talks for U.S. Contract

, Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp. said Oct. 7 its U.S. subsidiary, Amfels, is nearing the end of talks to secure a potentially lucrative defense contract with the United States.

Taiwan To Reduce Troops, Bring in Advanced Weapons

, Taiwan will slash its military manpower by 80,000 troops by 2011, while continuing its arms build-up against rival China, Defense Minister Tang Yao-ming said Oct. 8. Beginning in January, the force of 380,000 troops will be cut by 45,000 […]

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