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Israel extends nuclear weapons capability

LA Times, Israel has modified American-supplied cruise missiles to carry nuclear warheads on three of its submarines, giving the Middle East's only nuclear power the ability to launch atomic weapons from land, air and beneath the sea, according to senior […]

India's plan to buy Israeli radar bolsters military

FT, New Delhi yesterday agreed to buy the Israeli-made Phalcon early warning radar system, a move that will bolster India's conventional military superiority over regional rival Pakistan. Indian, Israeli and Russian defence officials signed a memo that commits India's air […]

Israel kills six in tank attack on Gaza camp

Independent, At keast six Palestinians, including two children aged eight and 12, were killed by Israeli forces yesterday in the biggest military operation in the Gaza Strip for three months, witnesses said. Residents of Rafah refugee camp contacted by phone […]

US aircraft maker ruled out by Singapore

FT, Singapore yesterday sent a clear signal to Lockheed Martin that it was not prepared to tie itself to one supplier of fighter aircraft when it excluded the US defence contractor from a key competition. The decision came as a […]

SA and Swedes sign R100m arms contract

The Mercury, Linkoping – Saab, the Swedish aircraft maker, announced that it was placing further manufacturing orders worth R100-million with South African arms maker, Denel. The state-owned manufacturer is assembling two sections of the advanced Gripen fighter aircraft. Under the […]

Why Sharon is dangerous

Haaretz, Why? Because he doesn't even try to keep hispromise of peace, and has made his promise ofsecurity worthless. Because he is a bloodyadventurer who scoffs at dangers, even if you paythe price. Because this week he revived theincitement against […]

Singapore short-lists Dassault, Boeing, Eurofighter for fighter jet deal

MCN International /, Singapore has short-listed three aircraft makers to bid for the supply of fighter aircraft to the Republic's air force. The three are France's Dassault Aviation, US firm Boeing and a European consortium, Eurofighter. Rivals US-based Lockheed […]

Missile could strike at the heart of China

Taipei Times, HITTING BACK: A defense report presented to the legislature calls for the development of a missile capable of hitting military bases deep inside China The military plans to build a missile capable of striking deep inside China, according […]

Where to, NATO?

The Foundation for National Progress, All 19 NATO member states and the seven new members to join next year gathered in Colorado Springs over the past two days. It was the largest NATO meeting ever, which is one sign of […]

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