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Israel-built ship commissioned in Indian Navy

PTI, Mumbai, October 9 -Indian Navy's coastal defence capabilities have been bolstered with the commissioning of an Israel-built ship, the fastest in its fleet,...

Malaysia gets space ride, palm oil deal along with Russian jets

AFP, KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) Oct 09, 2003Russia will buy 300 million dollars worth of palm oil and send a Malaysian into space as part...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...