Archive for March 20th, 2012

Syria training Hezbollah to use Buk-M1

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Israeli defense officials are seeing signs of Syria arming and training Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon to use advance surface-to-air missiles such as the Buk-M1.

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Indian Air Force lost 33 fighters since 2008

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The Indian Air Force has lost 33 fighters in accidents since 2008, Defense Minister A K Antony said in a written reply to lawmakers.

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Australia getting sixth C-17

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Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith announced that a sixth C-17 will be added to RAAF’s fleet so that four aircraft will be available for duties at all times.

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One-ton World War II bomb found in France

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A one-ton German World War 2 bomb was found in Marseille, southern France, on Sunday. Officials in Marseille evacuated 1,000 people in order to remove the relic.

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U.S. State Department blocks Paveway IV for Saudi Arabia

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Raytheon’s U.K. arm has been unable to sell a large batch of Paveway IVs to Saudi Arabia due to objections from the U.S. State Department.

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