Af/Pak & Other News (1/24/2013)

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Jan 24, 2013, 12:34:13 PM1/24/13
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Coming This Year to Afghanistan: Way More Artillery Strikes:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/afghanistan-artillery/



Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs:

http://defensetech.org/2013/01/23/marines-buy-tiny-wasp-uavs/



9/11 Defendants Seek to Preserve CIA Sites Where They Were Tortured:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/black-sites/



700 alleged militants held in limbo in Pakistan:

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-01-24/700-alleged-militants-held-in-limbo-in-pakistan



Pentagon Starts to Acknowledge Women Already Serve in Combat:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/women-combat/




Simple, Low-Cost Drones a Boost for U.S. Military:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/us/simple-scaneagle-drones-a-boost-for-us-military.html?_r=0



Showdown With Iran? Maybe Not In 2013:

http://defense.aol.com/2013/01/24/showdown-with-iran-maybe-not-in-2013/





US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/us_drones_strike_aga_5.php




Drones, Beware: United Nations Investigates Obama’s Targeted Killings:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/united-nations-drones/




NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NATO_Patriot_missiles_operational_in_Turkey_at_weekend_999.html



Basing The C-Ram System Close To Home:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_01_21_2013_p52-534982.xml




France sees no sign Syria's Assad will be toppled soon:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE90N0RC20130124



Syrian jets bomb rebel-held areas near Damascus:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2013/01/24/syrian-jets-bomb-rebel-held-areas-near-damascus/ilxEs0INslmQuVkW0GJP7I/story.html




Britain warns Westerners to avoid Benghazi, Libya:

http://news.msn.com/world/britain-warns-westerners-to-avoid-benghazi-libya



Dutch warn citizens to leave Libyan city:

http://news.yahoo.com/dutch-warn-citizens-leave-libyan-city-154534676.html




Algeria Gas Compound Lacked Armed Guards:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/world/africa/algerian-gas-facility-did-not-have-armed-guards.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes



Algeria militants played a shrewd media game:

http://news.msn.com/world/algeria-militants-played-a-shrewd-media-game




French air raids 'destroy two Islamist bases in Mali':

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gpbA5PJOENQkL-_BSlZ_oOYJAJDA?docId=CNG.0d1ab43d7d9b8fd11cd6fee6989c6c35.1d1



Burkinabe troops join French-led push against Mali rebels:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/us-mali-rebels-idUSBRE90M16T20130124



Under French pressure, key Mali rebel group splits:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/01/24/france-mali-rebels-qaeda/1861043/



Terrorists Flee French Precision:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mali/articles/20130124.aspx




GBADS a reality for the Army:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29165:gbads-a-reality-for-the-army&catid=55:SANDF&Itemid=108




Sweden Looking To Build Nordic Defense Pact:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130124/DEFREG01/301240015/Sweden-Looking-Build-Nordic-Defense-Pact?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Certification of Tiger’s HAD Version:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141982/france-certifies-tiger-helicopter-had-variant.html



Cassidian’s New TRS-4D Naval Radar Demonstrates Its Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141984/german-navy-accepts-cassidian%E2%80%99s-trs_4d-radar.html



Putin orders Russian computers to be protected after spy attacks:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29146:putin-orders-russian-computers-to-be-protected-after-spy-attacks&catid=113:international-news&Itemid=248



Russia: Paint It Black:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20130124.aspx




NKorea warns of nuke test, more rocket launches:

http://news.msn.com/world/nkorea-warns-of-nuke-test-more-rocket-launches



A Strategy for Australia's National Security:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/141991/australia-unveils-new-national-security-strategy.html



PM Says Bangladesh To Buy 1st Submarines:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130124/DEFREG03/301240016/PM-Says-Bangladesh-Buy-1st-Submarines?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



China buys Russian bombers:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_buys_Russian_bombers_999.html




KC-135 Tankers Get A Boost From Innovative, Fuel-Saving Engines:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141979/usaf-upgrades-kc_135-tankers-with-cfm-engines.html



Moving Target: Raytheon’s GBU-53 Small Diameter Bomb II:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/raytheon-wins-usas-gbu-53-small-diameter-bomb-competition-06510/



Navy to Test-Fire DARPA's Hellads Laser:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:7cb0a0b1-7082-41f8-aabb-7ad70a08a420



Mastermind Behind Gozi Bank Malware Charged Along With Two Others:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/mastermind-behind-gozi-charged/



Flexible G/ATORs: The USMC’s Multi-Mission AESA Ground Radars:

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/us-marines-to-get-gator-aesa-ground-radars-01245/



USS Monsoon Griffin Test:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/uss-monsoon-griffin-test.html



New miniseries on Flying Tigers:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/24/new-miniseries-on-flying-tigers/





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Jan 24, 2013, 7:06:42 PM1/24/13
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So, how does the Super-Hornet/AIM-120D combo compare to the now-
defunct Tomcat/Phoenix combo?

Keith W

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Jan 25, 2013, 4:01:59 AM1/25/13
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Its in service and is affordable. The F-14 was a one trick pony with
a high maintenance requirement and the Phoenix was of dubious
utility against anything more agile than a Backfire.

The main advantage of the Phoenix was not its range as
the rules of engagement rarely permitted usage at anything
like that. Being semi-active it did not required the launcher
to illuminate the target as did AIM-7 Sparrow.

AIM-120 is also semi-active and the D version has a range
thats close to the practical range of the Phoenix.

Keith

Keith


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Jan 25, 2013, 2:08:03 PM1/25/13
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On Jan 25, 1:01 am, "Keith W" <keithnospoofsple...@demon.co.uk> wrote:
Did you mean fully-active terminal homing? As far as I know,
both Phoenix & AMRAAM use that.

dott.Piergiorgio

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Jan 26, 2013, 9:27:38 AM1/26/13
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Il 25/01/2013 01:06, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:

> So, how does the Super-Hornet/AIM-120D combo compare to the now-
> defunct Tomcat/Phoenix combo?

well, if you have solid evidence on the Tomcat/Phoenix being fully
defunct, I guess is your patriotic duty to present said evidences to the
Pentagon...

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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