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Franco-British Carrier Would Cost Less Than 2B Euros

AFP, Building a future French aircraft carrier along with Britain would cost less than 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion), the chairman of French defense electronics group Thales said Oct. 16. Responding to a journalist

Alvis OMC to upgrade S. African Tanks

DefenseNews, The South African Army will upgrade part of its Olifant Mk1B main battle tank fleet in a deal with local contractor Alvis OMC, according to an Oct. 13 company statement. The first phase of the contract is valued at […]

China's flight in outer space doesn't mean the sky is falling

The Virginian-Pilot , Just about anywhere outside of China, the news that the glorious People's Army had catapulted a man into outer space was greeted with a yawn about as wide and as deep as the Yangtze River. Been there, […]

Bangor Trident fleet to get bigger

The SUN, USS Nebraska will move to West Sound late next year, underscoring the new role the Pacific Fleet is playing in world affairs A third East Coast-based Trident submarine will move to West Sound by this time in 2004, […]

Taiwanese develop missiles to deter Bejing

The Age, The Taiwanese Government, facing a build-up of hundreds of ballistic missiles on the nearby Chinese mainland, has revealed its own missile program and refused to rule out a “pre-emptive” attack on communist forces. Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence […]

'N.K. has 800 mid-range missiles'

, “A nuclear-capable North Korea is a threat to not only Korea but also neighbors. (It has) 800 missiles that can reach many places outside Korea,” U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Leon LaPorte said “North Korea is a very, very […]

Chinese, Greek military chiefs hold talks

Xinhuanet, BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhuanet) — Liang Guanglie, chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), held talks here Thursday with Georgios Antonakopoulos, chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Department.

U.S. spy plane crash-lands near N. Korea

AP, SEOUL (AP) — An unmanned U.S. military spy plane crash-landed near the border with communist North Korea, forcing the U.S. military to ground all planes of the same type deployed in South Korea last month, officials said Friday. Nobody […]

Canada eyes Pakistan for offshore oil exploration

Asia Pulse, KARACHI – Canadian Minister for Industry and Trade Allan Rock said his country is interested in offshore oil exploration in Pakistan, in addition to other areas of mutual interest. Rock was talking to reporters Thursday at a local […]

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