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Clashes Rise in Southern Iraq

The Washington Post, Jobless Protesters Confront Ukrainian Troops and Local Police KUT, Iraq, Jan. 13 — The boom of exploding dynamite packets, followed by the rat-a-tat of returning assault-rifle fire, echoed all Tuesday morning through the streets of this gritty, […]

Australian and US discuss missile shield amid fears of Asia backlash

AFP, SYDNEY: Prime Minister John Howard will meet US military chief General Richard Myers this week for talks expected to focus on Australia's commitment to the US missile defence shield as fears emerge of a diplomatic backlash from Asia over […]

Indonesia says Australia-backed missile defense could spark arms race

AFP, JAKARTA: Indonesia said Wednesday that an Australian-backed US program to develop a missile defence shield could trigger an arms race and undermine regional stability. “We see that Australia's participation in the missile defense shield program is not conducive for […]

India tests anti-aircraft missile for second time

AFP, BHUBANESWAR, India: India on Wednesday test-fired its surface-to-air Akash (Sky) missile for the second time in two days, officials said. Officials from the Defence Research and Development Organisation said the Akash was launched at 2:08 pm (0838 GMT) from […]

Indra Will Modernise Ukraine's Air Traffic Management Systems

Indra Systems, UKSATSE, the Ukrainian air traffic services state-owned enterprise, has chosen Indra to design and start the new control centre of Dnipropetrovsk that will be in charge of controlling the air space of the south of Ukraine. The contract, […]

Boeing Apache Longbow Lifts Off With New

Boeing Co., ST. LOUIS — Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow combat helicopter pilots soon will

From Defence Procurement Agency to armasuisse

armasuisse, A new name, a new corporate identity and new structures: Since 1 January 2004 the former Defence Procurement Agency operates under its new name armasuisse. armasuisse is the Procurement and Technology Center of the DDPS. With its around 1000 […]

Air Force Official Evaluates Lockheed Sniper Pod During Flight Test

Lockheed Martin, ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force recently conducted a successful flight demonstration of the Lockheed Martin Sniper XR Advanced Targeting Pod for Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, Commander, Air Combat Command.   The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), […]

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