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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    US air campaign in Middle East proving windfall for arms industry

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by MCT

    ... military companies appear to be benefiting from the new war against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Many analysts foresee a boost to profits for munitions manufacturers, weapons producers ... missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a US$251 million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon, a windfall for the military giant and its many ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... assurances that Japan's forces would never take part in a conflict comparable to the Gulf war. Japan has pledged aid in response to Islamic State's capture of areas in Iraq and Syria, while ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea accused of smuggling arms to Syria

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York and Tokyo

    ... tried to exportarms to Syrians North Korea is suspected of having tried to send missile components to Syria in violation of UN sanctions, but the shipment was intercepted by South Korean ... surrounding the incident. "It appears the cylinders were intended for Syria's missile programme," a diplomat said. "China assured us they will investigate what looks like ...

  4. News - World - DEFENCE

    US says fighter jets, missiles will stay in Jordan after joint exercises

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... The United States is concerned about a possible spillover of violence from Syria to its southern neighbour Jordan, a key US ally and one of only two Arab states to have signed a peace treaty ...

  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    Saudis' big deal for anti-tank missiles may be meant to help Syrian rebels

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by FOREIGN POLICY

    ... for arms aimed at Syria? No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for US-made anti-tank missiles that has Saudi-watchers scratching ... consumed by its internal demons and the fallout from the war in Syria to ponder such foreign adventurism. But one Saudi ally could desperately use anti-tank weapons- the Syrian rebels. In the past, ...

  6. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:03am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to the 1970s from Syria, an unidentified military source told the South Korean Yonhap news agency last year. South Korea in March said it would buy four Global Hawk drones from US manufacturer Northrop ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Congress to stop Turkey using American funds on Chinese missiles

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by AFP

    ... Corporation for its first long-range anti-missile system. CPMIEC, which makes the HQ-9 missile system, is under US sanctions for selling arms and missile technology to Iran and Syria. Turkey's ...

  8. News - World - DEFENCE

    Nato commander questions Turks' Chinese missile defence deal

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 08:25pm by Reuters

    ... firms. CPMIEC is under US sanctions for violating the Iran, North Korea and Syria Non-proliferation Act. Turkey later said its decision on the deal was not final. Stressing that the choice ... is keeping its options open in case its talks with CPMIEC fall through. On Syria, Breedlove held out the possibility that Nato could play a co-ordinating role in eliminating chemical weapons, ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Turkey to buy Chinese missile defence system

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... of the Iran, North Korea and Syria Non-proliferation Act. Beijing and Ankara have strengthened military ties in recent years, including the staging of a joint military drill last year. Antony Wong ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US 'uncertain' over North Korea's nuclear threat

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... said. The report said North Korea has exported ballistic missiles and associated materials to countries including Iran and Syria. It also displayed what appeared to be a road-mobile ...




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