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News Briefs April 24, 2012

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Military chief: Israel increases covert operations Israel’s military chief of staff says he has ordered his forces to step up covert operations in enemy countries. Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz made the remarks April 22 in an interview published in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot daily. “You almost won’t find a point in time where something isn’t happening…

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Japan signs order for advanced chemical, biological, radiological detection, early warning systems

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The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry® systems from Lockheed Martin and its trading partner ITOCHU Corporation to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of…

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News Briefs April 23, 2012

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South Korea asks China about North Korean missile carrier A South Korean official says Seoul is asking China whether it is the source of a missile carrier displayed by North Korea during a recent military parade. Military experts have pointed to China as the probable supplier of the 16-wheel truck, but China has denied it….

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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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