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Is the search for weapons over?

The Independent, After eight months with no discoveries, mission chief quits; Fewer than 40 of the 1,400 inspectors still in the field; As attacks on US military grow, WMD hunt no longer a priority After eight months of fruitless search, […]

Pakistan Air Force inducts BVR missiles

PNS/PTI, Pakistan Air Force has inducted H-4 Beyond Visual Range missile which could strike a target from a distance of 120 km without visually citing it, evading enemy radars. “It is a step towards adding the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) […]

India tests anti-aircraft missile

AFP, BHUBANESWAR, India (AFP) Dec 19, 2003-India tested its Trishul anti-aircraft missile Friday for the second straight day, defence officials said. The Trishul (“Trident”) was fired from a mobile launcher at a moving airborne target from the testing range in […]

Iraq weapons hunter to quit early as hopes of finding arsenal dwindle

The Guardian, The man leading the US hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction will leave his post prematurely in the next few months amid dwindling expectations that there is anything to be found. David Kay, a former UN weapons […]

Qatar Offers 12 Mirage 2000s To India


Embraer Delivers First ALX Super Tucano to Brazil

Embraer, GAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil — Embraer today delivered the first ALX Super Tucano multi-purpose military turboprop to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The ceremony, which took place at the Gaviao Peixoto facility in the interior of the state of Sao […]

AF Identifies Operational Shortfalls

US Air Force, WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released a list of operational shortfalls Dec. 17. The list came from a two-year analysis of current and future war fighting effects and capabilities, a process called a capabilities review and risk […]

Ministry Vows Transparency in AWACS Purchase

Korean Information Service, The Defense Ministry said on Friday (Dec. 19) that the acquisition of early-warning systems, estimated to cost 2 trillion won ($1.6 billion), will be done with transparency and fairness.   Maj. Gen. Won Jang-hwan, acquisition policy bureau director […]

Japan to purchase US defence shield

, The Japanese Government has announced plans to buy an American-made missile defence shield in a decision prompted by North Korea. The multi-billion-dollar missile defence system will allow Japan to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles from both land and sea. […]

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