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Iran Will Hit Dimona Nuclear Reactor If Attacked By Israel

TEHRAN will target Israel’s Dimona reactor in a retaliatory attack if the it is attacked by an Israeli or US air strike, a Iranian official told the Arabic-language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Monday.  Tehran is aware that Israel and the United States want to attack Iran, but we are also aware that while they actually have the option to launch ...

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Indian Navy Answer to Chinese Rapid Growing Navy

The Termendies speed at which China has been moving to build up its navy is causing concern in the  Japan, the United States—and  in India. Recent decisions by China’s People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) have left China-watchers wondering where the Chinese juggernaut will stop. The latest decision to garner attention has been the apparent decision by the Central Military Commission—China’s highest ...

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INDIAN Navy Sub Torpedoes Private Shipyards Role In New Project

A far-reaching decision by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) will come as a jolt for domestic shipbuilders in the private sector seeking to participate in India’s submarine programme. Top sources in the ministry have told Business Standard that its apex defence acquisition council has decided to exclude Indian private shipyards from the construction of six submarines for the Indian Navy ...

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Iran sets 2020 target for nuclear fusion reactor

Iran says it has set a 2020 target date to build its first experimental nuclear fusion reactor, a feat that has yet to be achieved by any nation. Iran said in July that its nuclear agency began research on the experimental reactor. Nuclear fusion, the process powering the sun and stars, has so far only been mastered as a weapon, ...

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Pentagon Chooses Two Companies to Build Flying Humvee

The race to build the world’s first flying military jeep just moved a step closer to the finish line. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected two companies to proceed with the next stage of its Transformer, known as TX. A fully automated four-person vehicle that can drive like a car and then take off and fly ...

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Pakistan to get US guided-missile frigate on Aug 31

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and United States signed a contract for the transfer of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney here on Tuesday. The contract will enable Pakistan to take over the USS McInerney at the US Naval station Mayport, Florida on August 31 this year, after which it will be commissioned as PNS Alamgir .A comprehensive refurbishment of the ship will be ...

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Second submarine line for Mazagon Dock

With public sector shipyard Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), Mumbai, years behind schedule in building six conventional Scorpene submarines for the Indian Navy, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is handing Mazagon Dock another lucrative order to build three more submarines. Although private sector shipbuilders — especially L&T and Pipavav Shipyard Ltd (PSL) — argue that Mazagon Dock already has more than ...

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US helicopter firm makes commercial offer to Indian Navy

In a bid to counter bad press that they are receiving, the US helicopter company Sikorsky has made a commercial offer to the Indian Navy. The offer includes servicing and spares for six obsolete Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King helicopters that came onboard the USS Trenton renamed as INS Jalashva which have received a lot of flak for their sub standard ...

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Scorpene Stumbles Towards The Finish Line

India’s effort to build French Scorpene submarines, under license, has been further delayed, and the price has now gone up to $5 billion ($834 million each). While this effort will leave India with thousands of workers and specialists experienced in building modern submarines, that will be wasted because the defense procurement bureaucrats seem to have learned nothing. These officials already ...

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China Warns US Against Selling Taiwan Radars

China objected Friday to a U.S. plan to supply radar equipment to Taiwan’s air force, even though the sale was far short of the F-16 fighter jets the island’s president urged Washington to provide last week. U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said earlier this week that the U.S. sale includes “defense services, technical data, and defense articles” for ...

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