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NATO Flexes Anti-Submarine Muscle in Mediterranean Exercises

AFP, Eleven NATO states will provide hundreds of personnel aboard seven submarines, 14 maritime patrol aircraft and seven surface ships in the alliance

India orders further artillery trials before signing deal

AFP, NEW DELHI: India has ordered further trials of artillery pieces being offered by three foreign firms in a deal worth an estimated 640 million dollars, defence ministry sources said Friday. Shortlisted Swedish-US SWS Defence, formerly Bofors AB, Israel's Soltem […]

Australia to spend $23m to upgrade missile system

Xinhuanet, CANBERRA, Feb. 13 – Australia will spend 30 million Australian dollars (23 million US dollars) to upgrade its defense forces' anti-ship missiles, Defense Minister Robert Hill said Friday. The current Harpoon Block I missiles will be replaced with Harpoon […]

USS Yorktown to join strike group

AP, Guided-missile cruiser set for maiden deployment The guided-missile cruiser USS Yorktown will be deployed Tuesday from its homeport at Naval Station Pascagoula. It will be the cruiser's maiden deployment. The Yorktown, with a crew of about 400, will join […]

U.S. Helicopters in Iraq Face Threats

AP, KIRKUK, Iraq – The Black Hawk helicopter lifted slightly to clear the power lines as it skimmed over the Iraqi countryside, its gunners scanning the ground for possible attackers taking aim with shoulder-fired missiles. Pilot Maj. Michael Tetu was […]

China vows to step up int'l anti-terror cooperation

People’s Daily, The Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Friday reiterated China's firm support for international cooperation in combating terrorism and its hope of gaining more assistance from other countries for its anti-terror endeavor. A MPS spokesperson said in an […]

U.S. Administration Staunchly Defends Pakistan on its Nuke Probe

, White House Press Briefings Daily Press BriefingRichard Boucher, SpokesmanWashington, D.C.February 5, 2004 12:35 p.m. EST MR. BOUCHER: All right. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I don't have any statements or announcements. I'd be glad to take your questions. QUESTION: […]

Defence spends up big on systems

ComputerWorld, Australia's military will go hell for leather over the next 10 years to network, integrate and make interoperable all of its force systems as part of the $10 billion Defence Capability Plan. Released this month, the public version of […]

China Backs Bush on Illicit Arms Battle

AP, BEIJING (AP) – China declared its support Thursday for President Bush's call for steps to halt illicit arms trafficking, saying it had a “common interest” with Washington in fighting the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman […]

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