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Pakistan Can Make Russia Queen OF Asia

The relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, despite the numerous attempts to revive them, are falling apart. Therefore, establishing close cooperation with Pakistan will give Russia a real chance to gain a foothold in Central and South Asia. In addition, Russia will be able to access the Indian Ocean, and make the U.S. troops in Afghanistan directly dependent on its ...

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Futuristic Ships On Top in U.S. Navy Surface Plans

DDG-1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer The budget-cutters swipe at major Pentagon programs and sequestration threatens to tighten the leash on expected expenses, the U.S. Navy remains focused on building its future surface warfighting fleet, says Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, Navy Surface Warfare Div. director. And the service is pinning its hopes on futuristic ships like the DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer and the Littoral ...

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India Receives EMB-145 AEW&C Aircraft

           EMB-145 AEW&C Aircraft India has received its first Embraer EMB-145 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. The first of three aircraft was delivered at Embraer’s São Josė dos Campos headquarters, says the Brazilian airframer. The aircraft has undergone ground and flight tests, meeting targets set by Embraer and the Centre for Airborne Systems unit ...

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Australia To Convert 12 Super Hornets Into EA-18G Growlers

Australia will convert 12 of its Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets into EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. The country currently operates 24 Super Hornets, half of which were pre-wired to accept the Growler configuration. “It will provide options for the air force to undertake electronic threat suppression operations in support of Australian Defence Force operations, including land and sea forces,” says ...

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Sukhoi ‘s FGFA Stealth Fighter To Roll-Out In 2014

Sukhoi’s FGFA Stealth Fighter India’s fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), which the country is co-developing with Russia, is set to be rolled-out in 2014, the Indian air force’s (IAF) top uniformed officer says. “The first prototype of the FGFA is scheduled to arrive in India by 2014 after which it will undergo extensive trials at the Ojhar air base,” Air Chief ...

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China Test Fired 10-MIRV DF-41 ICBM

China’s DF-41 ICBM China’s future ‘Dongfeng -41’ intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with nuclear warheads, enough to aim at a population of more than 50,000 U.S. cities and towns.” China’s Second Artillery missile tests on July 24 to study the Chinese nuclear program at Georgetown University Professor Philip Carbonell to make such a warning. British “Jane’s Defense Weekly, 22 (advance), declared ...

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India Boring Border Tunnels To Take On China, Pakistan

India is finally kick-starting the plan to build as many as 18 tunnels along the borders with Pakistan and China for faster troop mobility as well as storage of critical war-fighting assets like missiles, without the threat of detection by enemy satellites and spy drones. While preliminary work on seven tunnels is underway after requisite approvals, the construction of 11 ...

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