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North Korea Accelerates Nuclear Plans – Construct Light Water Reactor, Uranium Enrichment Facilities at Yongbyon

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The scope of the North Korean nuclear program is much larger than previously estimated by the west, as the North develops new nuclear capabilities at an alarming pace. Pyongyang is not trying to hide its activities, but openly invites U.S. nuclear scientists to witness...

New Missiles to Extend Offensive, Defensive Capabilities of the U.S. Navy

The U.S. military is embarking on several new missile development programs promising to change the rules of air- and naval warfare as it is fought today. Many of the new programs are tailored for forward deployment with the naval surface fleet, with the majority...

DARPA to Test new Lightweight Armor Solutions from Kairos

Kairos Partners, Inc announced today it was selected by DARPA to participate in the “Armor Challenge for Vehicles” with its new lightweight vehicle armor. The solution proposed by Kairos uses cutting edge technologies which combine metal matrix composites (MMCs) and three-dimensionally woven fiber composites...

U.S. Teams Grab All Prizes at Magic 2010 – Australian Robotic UGV Competition

With a squad of 14 robots that worked together autonomously in a complicated mapping exercise, a team from the University of Michigan has won the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010) in Australia. MAGIC 2010 featured some of the world’s most ground-breaking robotics...

Falcon is Healthy, Few Tweaks Will Suffice to Fly the Next Mission in Late 2011

Six months after the first test flight of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle’s (HTV-2) which failed to meet its objective, an independent Engineering Review Board (ERB) identified the anomaly that caused the vehicle to exceeding the design flight control envelope. “No major changes to...

HMS Ark Royal Set on its Last Voyage before Decommissioning

After celebrating 25 years in the fleet commission at a special ceremony attended by HM The Queen in Portsmouth on November 5, the British Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is sailing into the Clyde on her final voyage. The Invincible class carrier...

U.S. Challenges Iran, Equipping Gulf States with More Ballistic Missiles

Bahrain and Dubai are expecting to get more MGM-164 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Last week the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the U.S. Congress about the planned sale of 130 ATACMS missiles carrying Unitary Warheads T2K (MGM-164), equipping the...

Smaller, More Powerful Snake Robot Demonstrated by Technion Lab

Snake Robot
Researchers at the BioRobotics and BioMechanics Labortory (BRML) or Israel Technion are working on an improved, more robust and agile snake robot that will enhance the performance already demonstrated by an earlier BRML 'robotic snake' in 2009. Unlike the previous robot, that used a...

Israel Delays Deployment of Iron Dome

While the first Iron Dome battalion continues its training toward achieving Initial Operational Capability, the military is reluctant to deploy them in positions protecting population centers near the Gaza strip as originally planned. Instead, the single system currently available will be stored at a...

Update: Israel Changes Rules in Gaza, Targets Terror Activist Affiliated with al Qaeda

Israel claimed responsibility of the killing of Muhammad Jamal al-Namnam, resident of Shati-suburb of Gaza. According to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announcement Namnan, age 25 was a senior leader of the "Army of Islam", (AOI) an extremist militant organization operating in Gaza and East...

Head of Israel’s ‘Shin Bet’ Outlines Israel’s Joint Counter-Terror Strategy

Israel's security services required time to adjust and develop new and effective countermeasures to combat the new threat of suicide bombers. The results were remarkable: Compared to 452 suicide attacks carried out by the Palestinians in 2003, only two such attacks occurred since 2007....

Japan Completes Upgrading Four of its Destroyers for Ballistic Missile Defense

Japan has completed testing of its upgraded AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system with the 4th Kongō class destroyer, JS Kirishima, equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target above the atmosphere during an international...

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Wins Additional Order for VOSS

Lockheed Martin has received delivery orders totaling $138 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center for additional 200 Vehicle Optics Sensor Systems (VOSS). These delivery orders are new releases against a multi-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to Gyrocam in 2008. The...

1st Israel HLS Conference

Over 600 participants, of whom 250 senior experts, are expected in Israel next week for the First Israel HLS International Conference, a two-day seminar organized by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute to be held 31 October - 2 November, 2010. Among the...