Iran Determined to Acquire Nuclear Weapons: Gates

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 22/04/2008 - 18:46:41

Iran Determined to Acquire Nuclear Weapons: Gates

Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, spoke on the 21st April of Iran’s determination to acquire nuclear weapons. He warned, however, against launching military action over the issue."Another war in the Middle East is the last thing ...

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US Army, Marines Criminal Record Recruit Increase

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 22/04/2008 - 17:48:24

US Army, Marines Criminal Record Recruit Increase

Newly-released data shows how, in 2007, there was an increase in the number of recruits with criminal records taken on both by the United States Army and United States Marine Corps over the previous year — a situation created by the demands...

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New Support Programme for Troubles Soldiers

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 20:04:08

The Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt, is presently in Northern Ireland where he will launch a new programme aimed at helping former members of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Irish Regiment.The two million pou...

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Russian Air Force Mig Launched Missile at UAV: Georgia

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 19:38:54

Russian Air Force Mig Launched Missile at UAV: Georgia

Officials in Georgia have released footage that appears to show a Russian Air Force Mig 29 fighter launching a missile at a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) over the region of Abkhazia.Speaking to news agency Reuters, a Russian Air Force spoke...

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Pakistani Nuclear Missile Ready for Operational Use

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 17:34:27

Pakistani Nuclear Missile Ready for Operational Use

Pakistan said on the 21st April that a missile launched for the first time in the context of an exercise was ready for operational use. The missile has been described as being able to strike any part of India.According to the military, the ...

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New Homes Search for Royal Navy Trial Goats

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 16:27:34

New Homes Search for Royal Navy Trial Goats

The search is on to locate new homes for 28 goats employed during Royal Navy trials, and now surplus to requirements.The goats took part in trials to assess how pressure affected submarine crews leaving their vessels during an emergency. Th...

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Apr. 28th Deadline for Indian Jet Fighter Contract: Official

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 14:06:28

Apr. 28th Deadline for Indian Jet Fighter Contract: Official

An Indian defence official stated on the 20th April that the deadline for the Indian Air Force jet fighter contract would definitely be the 28th April, after a previous March expiry had passed.The Indian Air Force's need is for 126 new-gene...

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India, US to Sign Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft Deal

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 11:03:35

India, US to Sign Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft Deal

India is understood to be on the verge of signing a multi-million pound military deal with the US, though which it will acquire eight new LRMR (Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance) aircraft for the Indian Navy.Boeing P-8 PoseidonThe aircraft...

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Ex-Servicemen Seek Compensation over Nuclear Testing

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/04/2008 - 18:54:01

The Ministry of Defence is set to be presented with a lawsuit by a number of former British military servicemen who allege that, in the 1950s, they were effectively "atomic guinea pigs."The Atomic Veterans' Groups, acting on behal...

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Investigators Found Military Parts Being Sold on eBay

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/04/2008 - 16:40:58

Investigators Found Military Parts Being Sold on eBay

US-based investigators have found that sensitive US military parts have been sold on eBay. Among the equipment that the online auction site listed were combat jet parts and uniforms.Earlier this year, the investigators purchased large numbe...

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