Af/Pak & Other News (4/18/2013)

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German NH90s Bound for Afghanistan:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:aab332b2-feca-48d9-999b-8613ee0eda15




Jets pound militant hideouts in Orakzai tribal region:

http://dawn.com/2013/04/18/jets-pound-militant-hideouts-in-orakzai-tribal-region/



Pakistan's Musharraf flees court to avoid arrest:

http://news.msn.com/world/pakistans-musharraf-flees-court-to-avoid-arrest



Red Cross: Security deteriorating in Afghanistan:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23051565/red-cross-warns-afghan-spring-violence



Afghan electric company struggles to make powerful pay:

http://news.msn.com/world/afghan-electric-company-struggles-to-make-powerful-pay





Qatar Strikes Deal To Buy Tanks, Artillery from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130418/DEFREG04/304180015/Qatar-Strikes-Deal-Buy-Tanks-Artillery-from-Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann





UAE says it has arrested plotters linked to al Qaeda:

http://news.msn.com/world/uae-says-it-has-arrested-plotters-linked-to-al-qaeda





Rebels capture army base in central Syria:

http://news.yahoo.com/rebels-capture-army-central-syria-121815436.html;_ylt=AqvpMi6pDZXuFNiRtfvJswpvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNmbnRlYmM4BG1pdAMEcGtnAzA3ZTY2NGIxLTIwMDUtMzNhNi05MjBiLTM0YmY3Mjc3NTEyMgRwb3MDNQRzZWMDbG5fTWlkRWFzdF9nYWwEdmVyAzE3YzFmZGMwLWE4MjItMTFlMi1iN2YxLWM4NjU0YjVjMjZhYg--;_ylg=X3oDMTB1ZTdtNTNzBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEdGVzdANONFVfaG9tZXJ1bmFwaQ--;_ylv=3




U.S. sends Army planners to Amman but wary of Syria intervention:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30195:us-sends-army-planners-to-amman-but-wary-of-syria-intervention&catid=113:international-news&Itemid=248




Palestinians Lose Enthusiasm For Rocket Attacks:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/israel/20130418.aspx





First Moroccan FREMM frigate beings sea trials:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30197:first-moroccan-fremm-frigate-beings-sea-trials&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106





Britain seeks 500 AGM-114s:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/18/britain-seeks-500-agm-114s/






Don’t Panic, But Mexico’s Zetas Cartel Wants to Recruit Your Kids:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/zetas-recruitment/






Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-System Delivered To Adelaide:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/144359/raytheon-delivers-phalanx-for-aussie-destroyers.html





South Korea to buy 36 AH-64E Apaches:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/south-korea-to-buy-36-ah-64e-apaches-384810/




North Korea Hackers Get Caught:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20130418.aspx




PICTURES: KAI to develop amphibious assault variant of Surion:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-kai-to-develop-amphibious-assault-variant-of-surion-384819/





USN axed X-47B autonomous aerial refueling tests:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/18/usn-axed-x-47b-autonomous-aerial-refueling-tests/




Apache Helicopter: Congress Asks Army Why It's Accepting Unfinished
AH-64Es:

http://defense.aol.com/2013/04/17/apache-helicopter-congress-asks-army-why-its-accepting-unfinis/



Darpa Finally Shrinks Massive Thermal Cameras Into Handheld Devices:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/darpa-infrared-cameras/



MDS offers Black Gold to extend engine life:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mds-offers-black-gold-to-extend-engine-life-384826/



Frustrated by Benghazi Questions, Kerry Urges Broader Foreign Policy
of ‘Strategic Impatience’:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130417/DEFREG02/304170019/Frustrated-by-Benghazi-Questions-Kerry-Urges-Broader-Foreign-Policy-8216-Strategic-Impatience-8217-



USAF plans to upgrade 175 F-15C/Ds, 1018 F-16s:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/18/usaf-plans-to-upgrade-175-f-15cds-1018-f-16s/





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