Archive for December 20th, 2012

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe wants to stop delivery of four F-16s to Egypt

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday to delay delivery of the first four F-16s for Egypt.

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Dutch troops supporting Patriot batteries in Turkey “lack experience”

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The chairman of the largest military trade union in Netherlands said some Dutch troops that are to man Patriot missile batteries in Turkey are inadequately trained.
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Russia orders 30 more Su-30SMs

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The Russian Defense Ministry signed an order for 30 Su-30SMs with Irkut on Wednesday. These fighters will be delivered to the Russian Air Force by 2016.

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Cassidian develops electro-optics to protect against laser-guided weapons

Posted in Industry on December 20th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Cassidian develops electro-optics to protect against laser-guided weapons

Cassidian has developed an electronic defense system that will protect vehicles, ships and helicopters from laser-guided weapons.
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