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Iran Tests Missile Systems for N. Korea, AP Says, Citing U.S.

AFP, The U.S. government said North Korea is developing ballistic missile systems designed to carry nuclear warheads and having them tested in Iran, the Associated Press reported, citing an unidentified Bush administration official. North Korea is providing technological information to […]


Virgin Atlantic to buy 26 Airbus planes

http://www.iht.com, LONDON: Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to purchase as many as 26 Airbus planes worth $5.5 billion, which would double the company's fleet, as it continues its efforts to surpass its main rival British Airways, the company's chairman, Sir Richard […]


Bush Signs Bill With $25B More for Wars

http://abcnews.go.com, Bush Signs Wartime Defense Bill Providing Additional $25 Billion for Iraq and Afghanistan WASHINGTON: President Bush signed a $417.5 billion wartime defense bill Thursday providing an additional $25 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan, body armor for troops and reinforced […]


BAE SYSTEMS Provides Communications Jamming Systems for EA-6B Aircraft

http://businesswire.com, NASHUA: BAE Systems recently received an $8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide 25 AN/USQ-113(V) 3 communications jamming systems for the EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The EA-6B Prowler is a tactical electronic warfare aircraft that provides day and […]


Who will arm the Gripens

http://www.budapestsun.com, HUNGARY has an agreement for 14 BAE-SAAB JAS39 Gripen fighter aircraft, but who will supplier the weaponry remains a major question mark, although the US is in poll position at present. P


Moscow warns Georgia against harming Russians in "illegal ship"blitz

http://news3.xinhuanet.com, MOSCOW: The Russian authorities Wednesday warned Georgia to take care not to harm Russians by firing on ships “illegally” entering the waters of its breakaway region Abkhazia. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement “Russia is warning Tbilisi […]


Senior officials say Arrow missile needs upgrading

http://www.maarivintl.com, Stress that despite successful test in which Scud downed, Arrow still unable to be fully effective against Iran


North Korea to deploy new missile

http://www.guardian.co.uk, North Korean nuclear missile 'could reach US' North Korea is deploying a new missile which may be able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear warhead, a report in Jane's Defence Weekly says today. In the most alarming […]


Georgia navy will open fire on trespassing vessels – military

http://www.interfax.com/com?item=Geor&pg=0&id=5745227&req=, Poti: The Georgian navy is ready to obey President Mikheil Saakashvili's order aimed at preventing any vessels, apart from ships on humanitarian missions that have permission from Georgia's authorities, from entering territorial waters near the self- proclaimed republic of […]


 
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