Af/Pak & Other News (10/3/2012)

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Without Taliban Talks, the U.S. Will Lose in Afghanistan:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/afghanistan-lost/



Logos Technologies Awarded $111.8 Million for Kestrel Surveillance
Systems:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/logos-technologies-awarded-111-8-151500839.html



UK reveals pilot levels on Reaper UAV unit:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-reveals-pilot-levels-on-reaper-uav-unit-377263/



British Royal Marines To Get Revamped Vikings:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121003/DEFREG01/310030003/British-Royal-Marines-Get-Revamped-Vikings?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Too Thor to Go Off: The FY 2012 EOD Jammer Buy:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Too-Thor-to-Go-Off-The-FY-2012-EOD-Jammer-Buy-07556/




Indian Aircraft Carrier Handover Delayed – Builders:

http://www.defencetalk.com/indian-aircraft-carrier-handover-delayed-builders-44884/




IAF to Upgrade Israeli Made UAV Fleet:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/138971/india-to-upgrade-israeli_made-uav-fleet.html




ULFA insurgents eye south Bhutan bases:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/ULFA_insurgents_eye_south_Bhutan_bases_999.html



Iranians attack French embassy over prophet film:

http://news.yahoo.com/iranians-attack-french-embassy-over-prophet-film-115618753.html;_ylt=AqNSwd942iZRtm5KrxpSjTSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTVsbDJua2xoBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBGb3IgWW91IDUgU3RvcmllcwRwa2cDMzA2N2MyNDktYjMxZC0zMmY4LWJjYTAtZjJjMDIxNTJmZTZiBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJMaXN0TWl4ZWROZXdzRm9yWW91Q0FUZW1wBHZlcgM2ZWEyMWRlMC0wYzg4LTExZTItODNmZS04Y2MwM2VhNDg3MDE-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3



Report: Riot police quash Iran protests as currency crisis deepens:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/03/14199812-report-riot-police-quash-iran-protests-as-currency-crisis-deepens?lite#



Saudi religious police losing some powers:

http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-religious-police-losing-powers-132952802.html;_ylt=Ai8P4x.BUMaGNYjYduAMhTJvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNyNGNlbWQwBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGBHBrZwMyYjE3ODk0Yy0zMGJlLTM5MTctOTBjOC04ZjhkZWQ2ZmI4ZWEEcG9zAzEzBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzk2M2U1MzEwLTBkNWUtMTFlMi1hYmZmLWRjZmVhNTMwODA5Yg--;_ylg=X3oDMTFqOTI2ZDZmBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3



Baghdad moves to end Turkish presence in north Iraq:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Baghdad_moves_to_end_Turkish_presence_in_north_Iraq_999.html



Aleppo explosions kill at least 40, Syria activists say:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/03/14196625-aleppo-explosions-kill-at-least-40-syria-activists-say?lite



Three dead in blast in Hezbollah stronghold:

http://news.yahoo.com/three-dead-blast-hezbollah-stronghold-151934068.html;_ylt=AgNcRsfhx2CFtIMNVUK0m2NvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNxb2Q2cWkyBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGBHBrZwM4YjA5NGQ5NS0zODJhLTNjOGYtYTMxZi0yMWUwYTgxYWI3NmUEcG9zAzcEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDNWQ2ZGQ5NjAtMGQ2ZS0xMWUyLTllZmQtN2ZjYzBiNWFmYjgy;_ylg=X3oDMTFqOTI2ZDZmBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3




Lebanon border a new front in Syria's war:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Lebanon_border_a_new_front_in_Syrias_war_999.html




Russia tells NATO to stay away from Syria:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/us-syria-crisis-russia-nato-idUSBRE8910B420121002



Israeli military: Armed Syrians approach border:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2012/10/03/israeli-military-armed-syrians-approach-border/EucK6PfVrCFAwYeZtuKrJO/story.html




Al Qaeda ally orchestrated assault on US embassy in Tunisia:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/10/al_qaeda_ally_orches.php




Libya forces prepare for sweep of pro-Gadhafi town:

http://news.yahoo.com/libya-forces-prepare-sweep-pro-gadhafi-town-192504915.html;_ylt=AutJ.jOgV.GaF9eBMoGdQWFvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNnczluYjgwBG1pdAMEcGtnAzRjZWE3ZDYyLTdiOWYtM2UyOC1iODYwLTRlYWQ3MDQ0NTdhNwRwb3MDMTMEc2VjA2xuX01pZEVhc3RfZ2FsBHZlcgNiMGYxNTZmMC0wY2Q1LTExZTItYjJlZS05ZTYzOGQ3NTM4Mzg-;_ylv=3



Kidnappings by militant groups increase in North Africa:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/02/14189474-kidnappings-by-militant-groups-increase-in-north-africa?lite



After Libya attack, US renews focus on AQIM: officials:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/After_Libya_attack_US_renews_focus_on_AQIM_officials_999.html



US special forces setting up strike teams in N. Africa:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49271035/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_weighing_drone_strikes_in_north_Africa_report_999.html



Somali troops take control of al-Shabab stronghold Kismayo:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/02/14185692-somali-troops-take-control-of-al-shabab-stronghold-kismayo?lite#




Ghana holds Argentine frigate over debt: Buenos Aires:

http://news.ph.msn.com/business/ghana-holds-argentine-frigate-over-debt-buenos-aires




HMS Illustrious departs for Mediterranean with Apaches and Chinooks:

http://alert5.com/2012/10/03/hms-illustrious-departs-for-mediterranean-with-apaches-and-chinooks/



PICTURE: France accepts first AESA-equipped Rafale:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-france-accepts-first-aesa-equipped-rafale-377216/



AP Exclusive: Mexico cartel may have targeted CIA:

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-mexico-cartel-may-targeted-cia-201223176.html;_ylt=AtKc0gxYHjC8YPwdQatx4hRvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTR1b3MyMzVzBGNjb2RlA2N0LmMEbWl0A01vc3QgUG9wdWxhciBXb3JsZARwa2cDNDM4ZGFkODgtYWQyMS0zNjg5LWJjOWUtOTU3MmE0NWMxZWYwBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJMaXN0TWl4ZWRNb3N0UG9wdWxhckNBVGVtcAR2ZXIDZDBmN2M3NTItMGQ2YS0xMWUyLWI1ZTEtYzQyNjQ4YWFmY2Ji;_ylg=X3oDMTFqOTI2ZDZmBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3



Taiwanese Pilot Killed in Warplane Crash in France:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121003/DEFREG01/310030008/Taiwanese-Pilot-Killed-Warplane-Crash-France?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Chinese to commission 36 cutters in three years:

http://cgblog.org/2012/05/11/chinese-to-commission-36-cutters-in-three-years/




Photo of the day: Three 1300t class CMS cutters being being built
simultaneously at Huangpu:

http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2012/10/photo-of-day-three-1300t-class-cms.html




ROKN:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/10/rokn.html



Japan shows bomb-detecting plane ticket reader:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/computer/315342/japan-shows-bomb-detecting-plane-ticket-reader



Canada aware of two cyber attacks, won't say if China involved:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27878:canada-aware-of-two-cyber-attacks-wont-say-if-china-involved&catid=48:defence-technology&Itemid=109



Adventures in Babbleland: Technological Bloat (excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/138977/technological-bloat-decaying-us-forces.html



Navy's P-8 Sub Hunter Bets On High Altitude, High Tech; Barf Bags
Optional:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/10/02/navys-p-8-sub-hunter-bets-on-high-altitude-high-tech-barf-bag/?icid=trending2



Rescue Me, Robot: Machines Ready for Firefighting Duty:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/fire-fighting-robots/



Augmented Reality in the Battlefield 2012-2016:

http://www.defencetalk.com/augmented-reality-in-the-battlefield-2012-2016-44902/



Army seeks commonality in fixed wing fleet:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/10/02/army-seeks-commonality-in-fixed-wing-fleet/



Army lists top inventions of 2011:

http://defensetech.org/2012/10/03/army-lists-top-inventions-of-2011/



Wanna Build A Tank? DARPA Offers $4M Prize For Marine Amphib:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/10/02/wanna-build-a-tank-darpa-offers-1m-prize-for-marine-amphib/



Navy’s Second Joint High Speed Vessel Launched:

http://www.defencetalk.com/navys-second-joint-high-speed-vessel-launched-44891/



Zombie-animating malnets increase 300% in just 6 months:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/03/malnets/




“Pardon Me, Soldier, but Would You Happen to Have the Atomic Time?”:

http://defensetech.org/2012/10/03/pardon-me-soldier-but-would-you-happen-to-have-the-atomic-time/



DHS Counterterror Centers Produce ‘a Bunch of Crap,’ Senate Finds:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/fusion-centers/



Air Force Seeks Out NASCAR For Video Data Mining Lessons:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/10/02/nascars-fast-data-tagging-intrigues-air-force-searching-for-how/



Converting sea water to Navy jet fuel:

http://defensetech.org/2012/10/02/converting-sea-water-to-navy-jet-fuel/



Senators Accuse Obama of ‘Bribing’ Defense Firms:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121002/DEFREG02/310020004/Senators-Accuse-Obama-8216-Bribing-8217-Defense-Firms?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



How to Watch SpaceX's Private Rocket Launch Sunday:

http://news.yahoo.com/watch-spacexs-private-rocket-launch-sunday-202215185.html



Good wood revival: Kiwi Mosquito gets airborne:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/10/good-wood-revival-kiwi-mosquit.html





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Andrew Swallow

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Oct 3, 2012, 2:36:37 PM10/3/12
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On 03/10/2012 19:08, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> HMS Illustrious departs for Mediterranean with Apaches and Chinooks:
>
> http://alert5.com/2012/10/03/hms-illustrious-departs-for-mediterranean-with-apaches-and-chinooks/

Looks like Apaches and Chinooks is going to be the Britain's military
aircraft for the next few years.

Andrew Swallow

Bill

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Oct 3, 2012, 3:48:41 PM10/3/12
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Plus Merlin, Lynx and the Sea King.

Both Apache and Chinook aren't usually naval equipment and certainly
aren't on the FAA inventory...

The aircraft mixture is for support of a land operation rather than
some hypothetical marine conflict.

Syria?
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Bill

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Oct 4, 2012, 7:42:14 AM10/4/12
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On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:09:27 +0100, Jef <je...@assystems.com> wrote:

>
>>> Looks like Apaches and Chinooks is going to be the Britain's military
>>> aircraft for the next few years.
>>
>> Plus Merlin, Lynx and the Sea King.
>>
>> Both Apache and Chinook aren't usually naval equipment and certainly
>> aren't on the FAA inventory...
>>
>> The aircraft mixture is for support of a land operation rather than
>> some hypothetical marine conflict.
>>
>> Syria?
>>
>
>Nope; Exercise Cougar 12.
>That is Illustrious' role now, to support land operations.
>
><http://www.defenceviewpoints.co.uk/military-operations/deploying-for-exercise-cougar-12>
>
>Ex Cougar is a pretty much annual event in Cyprus, there was Cougar 11
>for example.

Ah, well following the activities of the Turkish Army yesterday and
today they may just find something else to do...
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