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Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesian partner companies to produce ground-based radar systems

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Northrop Grumman executed a memorandum of understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia. The Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-78 is the latest generation of state-of-the-art…

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SAIC To establish cybersecurity research, development center In Australia

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Science Applications International Corporation announced April 18 it has initiated plans to expand its current Australian operations to include a regional cybersecurity research and development center in Melbourne, Australia. The center will focus on R&D in new technologies and applications that mitigate risk, protect critical data and establish a comprehensive defense against cybersecurity attacks for…

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News Briefs April 22, 2012

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Taiwan stages military exercises aimed at China Taiwanese troops have practiced overtaking Chinese commandos landing at their base in a simulated air attack during an annual military exercise. During the April 19 drill at Hsinchu Air Base near Taipei, the troops were acting under the cover of tanks and helicopters firing dummy rounds and non-lethal…

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Panetta, Dempsey agree international accord needed on Syria

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Syria is in the midst of a tense, fluid and dangerous time, and the U.S. military stands ready to do whatever mission the president and Congress assign to it, top Defense Department leaders told the House Armed Services Committee April 18. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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General Dynamics, Rheinmetall Defence form tank ammunition joint venture company

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and Rheinmetall Defence of Dusseldorf, Germany, have formed a tank ammunition joint venture company named Defense Munitions International, LLC. The new company will develop and market new and existing 120mm kinetic energy and multi-purpose cartridges for the U.S. and international tank ammunition markets….

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Australian troops to exit earlier from Afghanistan

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Kristen Gelineau

Australia expects to pull most of its troops out of Afghanistan nearly a year earlier than planned, the prime minister announced April 17, saying Australian soldiers have nearly completed their mission to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in the decade-long war. Prime Minister Julia Gillard cited security improvements and the death of Osama bin…

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News Briefs April 19, 2012

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U.S. helo crashes in Afghanistan A U.S. Army helicopter crashed on a nighttime mission in southwestern Afghanistan April 19, and the initial reports from the scene indicate that as many as four soldiers may have bene killed, a U.S. defense official said. In a brief official announcement, the American military command in Kabul said there…

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Russia slams NATO withdrawal plans from Afghanistan, calls them ‘artificial’

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Slobodan Lekic

Russia’s foreign minister sharply criticized NATO’s plan to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014, saying April 19 that coalition troops should remain in the country until Afghan government forces are capable of ensuring security. “As long as Afghanistan is not able to ensure by itself the security in the country, the artificial timelines of…

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Russia, China boost arms spending

Posted April 18, 2012 by by Malin Rising

The global financial crisis hit military spending in the U.S. and Europe last year, while Russia and China kept increasing their spending on weapons, a leading think-tank said April 17. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says budget cuts kept worldwide military expenditures nearly flat at 0.3 percent in 2011, marking an end to an…

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Boeing begins maintenance training for Turkey’s Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft

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Boeing has begun an extensive maintenance training program for Turkey’s Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control program at a Boeing facility near Seattle, Wash. Classroom training for 10 Turkish Air Force personnel and two Turkish Airlines employees is being conducted by instructors from Boeing Defence Australia and Boeing Training and Flight Services. The training…

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