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Bat-winged drone bomber in test flight: US Navy

Bat-winged drone bomber in test flight: US Navy

A robotic, bat-winged bomber designed to take off from a US aircraft carrier has passed its first test in a debut flight in California, the US Navy said. The X-47B jet, which looks like a smaller version of the B-2 […]


US and China launched space weapon tests: documents

US and China launched space weapon tests: documents

The United States and China both used advanced missiles to blow up their own satellites in a mutual show of military strength, documents published in Thursday’s Telegraph newspaper showed. The memos, leaked by the WikiLeaks website, revealed that the US […]


US recruiting young cyber warriors

US recruiting young cyber warriors

The United States is looking for the next generation of cyber warriors. The US Cyber Challenge Cyber Foundations competition, kicked off this week by the nonprofit Center for Internet Security, is out to find 10,000 students with the potential to […]


Contenders for Indian fighter deal to show in force at Aero India 2011

Contenders for Indian fighter deal to show in force at Aero India 2011

All six participants of a tender to supply 126 light fighter jets to the Indian air force will showcase full flight displays at Aero India 2011 air show, the organizers said. Six major aircraft makers — Lockheed and Boeing from […]


North Korea has secret nuclear sites: UN report

North Korea has secret nuclear sites: UN report

North Korea has at least one secret nuclear military facility, a panel of experts has told the UN Security Council in a report calling for tougher implementation of sanctions, diplomats said Monday. The subterfuge work was probably started in the […]


Afghan war winnable without Pakistan help on border: US

Afghan war winnable without Pakistan help on border: US

NATO-led forces can still win the war in Afghanistan even if Pakistan fails to move against militant havens on the border, a top US general said on Tuesday. “That’s not a mission stopper in my mind,” General David Rodriguez, deputy […]


Egypt braces for mass protests as army holds back

Egypt braces for mass protests as army holds back

Egyptians plan mass marches on Tuesday in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak, reassured by the all-powerful army, which has said their demands are legitimate and that it will not fire on them. As Mubarak announced a new cabinet […]


Indian navy probes warship collision

Indian navy probes warship collision

Indian defence officials began a probe Monday into a collision between a warship and a merchant vessel near Mumbai, in the latest incident in the busy waters outside the city, an officer said. The INS Vindhyagiri suffered damage and a […]


Pakistan nuclear arsenal tops 100: report

Pakistan nuclear arsenal tops 100: report

Pakistan has doubled its nuclear weapons stockpile over the past several years, increasing its arsenal to more than 100 deployed weapons, The Washington Post reported late Sunday. Citing US non-government analysts, the newspaper said that only four years ago, the […]


 
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