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Arms

A shot in the right direction
The US already has thousands of military robots and unmanned aircraft in Afghanistan. As for the prospect of killer robots stalking the battlefield – Russia is catching up, with a Russian team building one too.

February 01, 2010 10:27

Charges dropped against arms plane crew in Thailand
Thailand’s Prosecutor’s office has dropped charges against the crew members of a plane illegally transporting arms from North Korea to Ukraine. The plane was seized at the end of last year as it was refueling in Bangkok.

February 11, 2010 14:42

“Nuclear disarmament is in both US and Russian interests” – ex-ambassador
Russia and the US could be closer than ever to signing a new arms reduction treaty. Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to Russia, believes that a state of zero-weapons is just a matter of time for both.

January 30, 2010 09:24

Russian fifth-generation fighter jet takes to the air
The maiden flight of the first Russian fifth-generation fighter jet was completed successfully on Friday morning.

May 12, 2010 13:00

Arms supplies to Iraq and Afghanistan possible – arms exporter
Russia is ready to supply weapons to Iraq and Afghanistan if there is an order from the US purchasing committee, according to Russian arms exporter’s head, Anatoly Isaikin.

February 02, 2010 22:22

Five former Taliban officials removed from UN blacklist
UN Security Council has removed five former Taliban officials from its sanctions list, imposed for alleged links with al-Qaeda. The decision came ahead of key international conference on Afghanistan to be held in London.

January 27, 2010 21:43

Russian company eyes offensive military satellite
Leading Russian spacecraft producer Energia has presented a concept of a universal military satellite with offensive capabilities.

June 22, 2010 07:47

New START Treaty is 95% ready – Dmitry Medvedev
Russia’s President announced on Sunday evening that the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is almost complete.

February 02, 2010 15:16

Patriot Games: Poland playing on Russia’s nerves over missiles
In response to Warsaw’s recent announcement that it will base US Patriot missiles near the border with Kaliningrad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow needs more information.

July 30, 2010 05:54

Kim Jong Il’s huge underground bunker uncovered
The Hong Kong bureau of the Canadian defense information center “Kanwa” reports that they have discovered a huge underground facility built to host North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in case war breaks out in his country.

July 26, 2010 14:37

Patriots under scrutiny: three views on missiles in Poland
Under amended plans, the Patriot missile launchers, designed to shoot down planes and cruise missiles, are to be placed just 100 kilometers from the border with Russia’s Kaliningrad region.

April 10, 2010 05:06

Poland to place American missiles at Russian border
The site chosen by Poland’s defense ministry for the deployment of the US “Patriot” air defense system is only 100 km from the Russian border, according to a report in Polish media.

March 05, 2010 21:06

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