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Newscast: October 19, 2007

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Recent News Analysis:

  • What is really behind Putin's unprecedented hop to Tehran? New!
    Is it only a coincidence that Israel's Prime minister Ehud Olmert rushed to Moscow two days after the Russian president meeting with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Is it only an attempt to ease Israel's growing concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions? The Russian should be concerned, after the alleged failure of their top notch air defenses in Syria.
  • Syria's Chemical Weapons Proliferation Hydra
    Parallel to its nuclear development ambitions, Syria dramatically expanded its chemical warfare capabilities. This feature outlines some of the recent developments and brings vivid images showing the extensive buildup in Al-Safir base, where on 25th of July this year, a mysterious explosion killed 15 military personnel.

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October planned events:

Intelligence Analysis and Processing., 22 - 24 Oct. Washington DC USA
Border Management Summit., 22 - 25 Oct. Washington DC, USA
NATO/EU Air Systems Requirements Conference, 24-25 Oct. Riga, Latvia
Heli-Asia 2007., 24 - 25 Oct. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Energizing Indian Aerospace., 25 - 26 Oct. New delhi, India
MILCOM 2007., 28 - 31 Oct. Orlando, FL, USA

November 2007 - planned events:

DARPA Urban Grand Challenge, Nov. 3, 2007 - Victorville, CA USA
UV North America 2007, Nov. 6-7, 2007 - San Diego, CA, USA
Heli-Power 2007, Nov. 7-8, 2007 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Defense Security 2007, Nov. 7-10, 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand
Aviation Nation 2007, Nov. 7-10, 2007 - Las vegas, NV, USA
Dubai Air Show 2007, Nov. 11-15, 2007- Dubai
Light Armored Vehicles Summit, Nov. 13-15, 2007 - Arlington, VA. USA
Expomil 2007, Nov. 20-23, 2007 - Bucharest, Romania
IDGA's Helicon 07, Nov. 26-28, 2007 - Huntsville, AL, USA
I/ITSEC (Training & simulation), Nov 26-29, 2007 - Orlando, FL, USA
Central European Aerospace, Nov. 28 - Dec 1, 2007 - Budapest, Hungary

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USMC Releases New Orders for 2,288 MRAPs

The US Marine Corps announced yesterday the release of new orders worth $1.2 billion, for a total of 2,288 new Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles destined for delivery by the end of April 2008.


Lockheed Martin Expands AFV Offering Through Teaming with Patria

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Patria announced today a teaming agreement to offer the US Marine Corps Patria's Advanced Modular Vehicle (AMV) to compete for the Corp's next generation armored troop carrier known as Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC). The service is expected to release a request for proposals during the second quarter of 2008. Lockheed has expanded its military vehicle offering with the recent introduction of a company funded, production ready JLTV technology demonstrator, as well as prime movers and command vehicles for the USMC, and a rocket carrier and an improved Warrior combat fighting vehicle, both considered for future British army programs.


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