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Australia Bars Chinese Huawei From Broadband Project—–Cyber Warfare?

Australia has blocked Huawei Technologies of China from bidding on contracts in the $38 billion Australian National Broadband Network, citing security concerns, Huawei said Monday. “We were informed by the government that there is no role for Huawei” in the network, said Jeremy Mitchell, a spokesman in Australia for Huawei, one of the world’s largest suppliers of telecommunications equipment. The ...

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Iran Equips IRGC With ‘Qiyam-1’ Ballistic Missiles

The Iranian Defense Ministry started supplying large numbers of ‘Qiyam (Rise) 1’ high-precision ballistic missiles to the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday. The new missiles were supplied to the IRGC in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. ...

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India’s Two Million Strong Army Exposed As ‘Hollow’————-Letter Leaked

  Contrary to the Indian government’s defence spending announcements and recent studies showing India as the world’s biggest military hardware importer, India’s tank fleet lacks ammunition, its air defences are ‘97% obsolete’ and its elite forces need essential weapons, the country’s army chief wrote in an explosive letter leaked on Wednesday.   The letter to the prime minister dated March ...

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India Likely To Install Israeli Systems On Rafale Fighter Jet

The Israeli defense industries are becoming optimistic. An updated assessment says that it is likely that India will purchase Israeli systems for its newly procured fighter aircraft – the French Rafale. A senior source close to the issue said that while the first eighteen aircrafts will be equipped with French systems, it is possible that the other aircraft will be ...

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Tahir Rafique Takes over As New PAF Chief

Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt took over as the new chief of the air staff of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at a ceremony held here at the Air Headquarters on Monday. Outgoing Air Chief Marshal, Rao Qamar Suleman formally handed over the PAF’s Sword of Command to Air Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt. Both the outgoing and ...

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Chinese Spies Target Taiwan’s US-made Defense Systems

When Taiwanese security personnel detained a suspected spy for China at a top secret military base last month, they may have had a sense of deja vu. Air force Capt. Chiang — he was identified only by his surname — was the fourth Taiwanese in only 14 months known to have been picked up on charges of spying for China, ...

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China’s PLAN Naval J10

                                                    PLAN Naval J10 Fighter                                                             ...

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China Solds Type 053 Frigates To Burma And Bangladesh

 Type 053 Frigates China has recently sold used frigates to Myanmar and Bangladesh, two nations that have had naval disputes with each other in the past. Burma got two Type 53H1 frigates, built in the 1980s. The Burmese Type 53s are 2,000 ton ships armed with four anti-ship missiles, two 100mm guns, and lots of depth charges. Bangladesh is getting ...

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