Thursday, December 27, 2012

DTN News - INDIA DEFENSE NEWS: India To Buy $3 Billion Worth of Russian Warplanes, Helicopters

DTN News - INDIA DEFENSE NEWS: India To Buy $3 Billion  Worth of Russian Warplanes, Helicopters

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 27, 2012: Russia is to sell India dozens of combat helicopters and warplanes under two $2.9 billion contracts signed on Monda

Under one contract, India will buy 71 Mi-17B-5 Hip helicopters worth $1.3 billion, while the other provides for the delivery of assembly kits for 42 Su-30MKI Flanker fighters, worth $1.6 billion.

The two countries also signed a number of cooperation agreements in the defense and technology sector, notably between Russian Helicopters and Elcom Systems Pvt Ltd.

A memorandum of understanding between Russia’s FarmEco and India’s Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd and a strategic partnership agreement between Russia’s OAO NIS and India’s TATA Consultancy Services were also signed.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015 Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015  Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 25, 2012: This new Beijing-HK line ending in West Kowloon will be the world's largest underground railway station.

The Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Line or Jingguangshengang High-Speed Railway from its Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 京广深港高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 京廣深港高速鐵路) is a high-speed railway of the CRH passenger service, ultimately connecting Beijing West Railway Station and West Kowloon Station in Hongkong. When finished, it will be 2230 km long. The existing, conventional Jingguang railway runs largely parallel to the line.

Construction was started in 2005, and as of 2012, the Wuhan–Guangzhou section was opened in December 2009, the Guangzhou–Shenzhen section was opened in December 2011, the Zhengzhou–Wuhan section was opened in September 2012, the Beijing–Zhengzhou section was opened on December 26, 2012, and the 36-km Shenzhen–Hong Kong section will be opened in 2015.

Rising 148 feet high above the surroundings, the structure's roof line acts as dynamic-shaped pedestrian trails alongside green spaces.  This park/terminal hybrid fabricates a promised view of  the future.

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DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015 Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015  Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 26, 2012: This new Beijing-HK line ending in West Kowloon will be the world's largest underground railway station.

The Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Line or Jingguangshengang High-Speed Railway from its Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 京广深港高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 京廣深港高速鐵路) is a high-speed railway of the CRH passenger service, ultimately connecting Beijing West Railway Station and West Kowloon Station in Hongkong. When finished, it will be 2230 km long. The existing, conventional Jingguang railway runs largely parallel to the line.

Construction was started in 2005, and as of 2012, the Wuhan–Guangzhou section was opened in December 2009, the Guangzhou–Shenzhen section was opened in December 2011, the Zhengzhou–Wuhan section was opened in September 2012, the Beijing–Zhengzhou section was opened on December 26, 2012, and the 36-km Shenzhen–Hong Kong section will be opened in 2015.

Rising 148 feet high above the surroundings, the structure's roof line acts as dynamic-shaped pedestrian trails alongside green spaces.  This park/terminal hybrid fabricates a promised view of  the future.

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DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015 Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station


DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT: New Hong Kong Rail Terminal 2015  Will Be The World's Largest Underground Railway Station

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 26, 2012: This new Beijing-HK line ending in West Kowloon will be the world's largest underground railway station.

The Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Line or Jingguangshengang High-Speed Railway from its Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 京广深港高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 京廣深港高速鐵路) is a high-speed railway of the CRH passenger service, ultimately connecting Beijing West Railway Station and West Kowloon Station in Hongkong. When finished, it will be 2230 km long. The existing, conventional Jingguang railway runs largely parallel to the line.

Construction was started in 2005, and as of 2012, the Wuhan–Guangzhou section was opened in December 2009, the Guangzhou–Shenzhen section was opened in December 2011, the Zhengzhou–Wuhan section was opened in September 2012, the Beijing–Zhengzhou section was opened on December 26, 2012, and the 36-km Shenzhen–Hong Kong section will be opened in 2015.

Rising 148 feet high above the surroundings, the structure's roof line acts as dynamic-shaped pedestrian trails alongside green spaces.  This park/terminal hybrid fabricates a promised view of  the future.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

DTN News: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: To Our Readers & Viewers From DTN News Defense-Technology News


DTN News: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: To Our Readers & Viewers From DTN News Defense-Technology News

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 24, 2012:  In the Western world, the birthday of Jesus Christ has been celebrated on December 25th since AD 354, replacing an earlier date of January 6th. The Christians had by then appropriated many pagan festivals and traditions of the season, that were practiced in many parts of the Middle East and Europe, as a means of stamping them out.

 There were mid-winter festivals in ancient Babylon and Egypt, and Germanic fertility festivals also took place at this time. The birth of the ancient sun-god Attis in Phrygia was celebrated on December 25th, as was the birth of the Persian sun-god, Mithras. 

The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to Saturn, the god of peace and plenty, that ran from the 17th to 24th of December. Public gathering places were decorated with flowers, gifts and candles were exchanged and the population, slaves and masters alike, celebrated the occasion with great enthusiasm.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

DTN News - TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Fleishman Dominates PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Awards Capturing All Top Three Trophies

DTN News - TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Fleishman Dominates PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Awards Capturing All Top Three Trophies

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - November 9, 2012: Fleishman-Hillard was the most decorated agency at The Gold Standard Awards organized by PublicAffairsAsia at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. 
 
Our Asia Pacific team was bestowed Regional Consultancy Network of the Year in recognition of extraordinary growth, introduction of new strategic offerings such as the Global Capital Markets Services, the Global China Practice, FH Majlis; success of new public affairs firm, VOX Global Japan; and the expansion of our Chinese client portfolio. The judges noted that Fleishman-Hillard “continues to take a lead role in the development of the wider PR industry” with our new China Masters Exchange program involving partnerships with leading universities and the fast-tracking of Mandarin-speaking graduates through our US and European networks to FH Greater China, enhancing FH’s capability of serving Chinese clients worldwide.

FH Japan President & Founder Shin Tanaka received another of the highest honors at the event, theGold Standard Award for Professional Excellence, marking 15 years of building and shaping the communications industry in Japan. His contributions are best summed up by Mr. Motohisa Furukawa, former Minister for National Policy of the Japanese government, who said: “Inspiration from Mr. Tanaka was the catalyst for the establishment of the Office of Global Communications as a function of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office. I hope that Mr Tanaka continues his contributions to Japan’s competitiveness on the global stage with his keen strategic communications thinking and insights.”

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Friday, December 7, 2012

DTN News: NATO Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 6, 2012

DTN News: NATO Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 6, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 6, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to NATO for the world of TODAY.

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Middle East Online
NATO OKAYS TURKEY REQUEST FOR PATRIOT MISSILES
Middle East Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
BRUSSELS - NATO on Tuesday agreed to deploy Patriot missiles along the border of member state Turkey as requested by Ankara to help it defend its territory against threats from Syria.

AFP
NATO PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR AFGHANISTAN | WORLD | DW.DE | 05.12.2012
Deutsche Welle - ‎16 hours ago‎
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is full of praise for the transfer of security responsibility in Afghanistan. By the time NATO member states finally withdraw the ISAF troops from Afghanistan in 2014, local police and army forc

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DTN News - EGYPT UNREST: Tanks Deployed In Cairo After Deadly Clashes


DTN News - EGYPT UNREST: Tanks Deployed In Cairo After Deadly Clashes

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 6, 2012: Egypt's worst violence since President Mohammed Morsi was elected forced the army to deploy tanks in Cairo Thursday, as hundreds of people were hurt in clashes between Islamists and the secular opposition.

Morsi was expected to deliver a televised address to the nation after five people were killed overnight in the worst violence since his June election, pitting Islamists against an opposition that has escalated protests since he assumed extensive powers on November 22.

Running street battles outside the Itihadiya palace in northern Cairo also left 644 people wounded, many from birdshot, the health ministry reported.

By Thursday morning, the Republican Guard, the division tasked with protecting the presidency, deployed tanks outside the palace. A few hundred Morsi supporters remained outside the complex after the opposition left.

Republican Guard chief General Mohammed Zaki said the tanks were deployed to separate warring protesters, and pledged that the military "will not be an instrument of oppress
The opposition has said it would organise further marches to the palace as a top presidential aide accused them of coordinating with loyalists of deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak.

A senior presidential aide told AFP Morsi was expected to make a speech later in the day to reach out to the opposition. No time was announced for the address.

The stage was set for Wednesday's violence when Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement announced a march to the palace, where opposition protesters were staging a sit-in a day after tens of thousands surrounded the sprawling complex.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract for $387 Million To Lockheed Martin Corp., In Conjunction With Modification of F-35


DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract for $387 Million To Lockheed Martin Corp., In Conjunction With Modification of F-35 

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 7, 2012:  Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $386,694,924 modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Program Air System Low Rate Initial Production Lot 6 Advance Acquisition Contract (N00019-11-C-0083) to provide sustainment support for delivered air systems. 

This effort includes but is not limited to: ground maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management;  activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training; and procurement of replenishment spares and depot level repairs in support of flight operations.  

Work will be performed in Eglin Air Force Base, Orlando, Fla. (35 percent); Ft. Worth, Texas (25 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (8 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (5 percent); and various locations throughout the United States (27 percent); and is expected to be completed in October 2013.  

Contract funds in the amount of $193,340,487 will be obligated at time of award, $58,378,517 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DTN News - BOEING DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing To Maintain US Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft Trainers

DTN News - BOEING DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing To Maintain US Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft Trainers

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 4, 2012:  Boeing [NYSE: BA] will maintain U.S. Navy aircrew training devices for six aircraft types under a new $56 million contract, setting the stage for the company's expansion into trainer maintenance for militaries worldwide.
The five-year contract, which began Dec. 1, involves P-3C, EP-3, P-8A, EA-6B, EA-18G and SH-60B training devices. They are located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla.; Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., and Kadena Air Base, Japan.
"This addition to our portfolio is strategically important as we bolster our maritime patrol trainer maintenance business, especially internationally," said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president for Training Systems and Government Services.
Under a separate Navy contract, Boeing will deliver training systems for its P-8A aircraft to NAS Jacksonville next year. Other sites will follow as that program moves into full-rate production. Boeing will provide trainers and all support functions for U.S. Navy P-8A aircrew training.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 61,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense. 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., For Purchase of U.S. Navy MTVR

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., For Purchase of U.S. Navy MTVR

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 4, 2012: Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded $13,897,265 for fixed-price delivery order #0018 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-0209). 

This delivery order is issued for the purchase of fiscal 2013 medium tactical vehicle replacement engineering change proposal kits, reducible height armor kits, and 300 Amp Alternators for the Navy Seabees. 

Contract funds in the amount of $13,879,265 will be obligated at the time of award.  Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis. (89 percent) and Israel (11 percent), and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2013.
  
Contract funds in the amount of $2,246,112 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  
The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., For Purchase of U.S. Navy MTVR

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., For Purchase of U.S. Navy MTVR

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 4, 2012: Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded $13,897,265 for fixed-price delivery order #0018 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-0209). 

This delivery order is issued for the purchase of fiscal 2013 medium tactical vehicle replacement engineering change proposal kits, reducible height armor kits, and 300 Amp Alternators for the Navy Seabees. 

Contract funds in the amount of $13,879,265 will be obligated at the time of award.  Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis. (89 percent) and Israel (11 percent), and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2013.
  
Contract funds in the amount of $2,246,112 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  
The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

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Monday, December 3, 2012

DTN News: Israel Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 3, 2012

DTN News: Israel Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 3, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 3, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to Israel for the world of TODAY.

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'U.S. angered by claim that new building at E-1 aimed at Obama, not Palestinians' 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer says Washington miffed by background briefing by Israeli official that tied E-1 announcement to Obama’s refusal to confirm 2004 Bush-Sharon letter.
By Chemi Shalev

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DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: The Chinese and U.S. militaries held joint disaster response exercises Nov. 30 as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its “pivot” to the Pacific.

The joint drill, which saw officers from both nations express hopes for closer ties, came amid rising concerns in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam over China’s territorial claims in disputed seas.

During the mock drills at a Chinese military base on the outskirts of Chengdu, the two sides worked together on computer-generated disaster scenarios in fictionalized countries.

“China and the U.S. are separated by the Pacific Ocean. Our two militaries joining hands ... answers to the aspirations of the two sides,” Tang Fen, of the People’s Liberation Army, told reporters after the two-day exercise finished.

“This plays a very important role in relations between our two nations and two militaries.”

U.S. Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons said, “If there is a country out there, and inevitably there will be, that will have a natural disaster, and they call for international help, if U.S. forces and Chinese forces respond, then indeed we’ll find ourselves working together in the field.”

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DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: The Chinese and U.S. militaries held joint disaster response exercises Nov. 30 as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its “pivot” to the Pacific.

The joint drill, which saw officers from both nations express hopes for closer ties, came amid rising concerns in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam over China’s territorial claims in disputed seas.

During the mock drills at a Chinese military base on the outskirts of Chengdu, the two sides worked together on computer-generated disaster scenarios in fictionalized countries.

“China and the U.S. are separated by the Pacific Ocean. Our two militaries joining hands ... answers to the aspirations of the two sides,” Tang Fen, of the People’s Liberation Army, told reporters after the two-day exercise finished.

“This plays a very important role in relations between our two nations and two militaries.”

U.S. Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons said, “If there is a country out there, and inevitably there will be, that will have a natural disaster, and they call for international help, if U.S. forces and Chinese forces respond, then indeed we’ll find ourselves working together in the field.”

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DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

DTN News - U.S., CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE: China And U.S. Militaries In Joint Disaster Exercise

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: The Chinese and U.S. militaries held joint disaster response exercises Nov. 30 as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its “pivot” to the Pacific.

The joint drill, which saw officers from both nations express hopes for closer ties, came amid rising concerns in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam over China’s territorial claims in disputed seas.

During the mock drills at a Chinese military base on the outskirts of Chengdu, the two sides worked together on computer-generated disaster scenarios in fictionalized countries.

“China and the U.S. are separated by the Pacific Ocean. Our two militaries joining hands ... answers to the aspirations of the two sides,” Tang Fen, of the People’s Liberation Army, told reporters after the two-day exercise finished.

“This plays a very important role in relations between our two nations and two militaries.”

U.S. Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons said, “If there is a country out there, and inevitably there will be, that will have a natural disaster, and they call for international help, if U.S. forces and Chinese forces respond, then indeed we’ll find ourselves working together in the field.”

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

DTN News: Middle East Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 3, 2012

DTN News: Middle East Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 3, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 3, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to Middle East for the world of TODAY.
 
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U.N. NUCLEAR CHIEF SEES NO PROGRESS ON IRAN CONCERNS
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency made no progress in a year-long push to find out if Iran worked on developing an atomic bomb, its chief said on Thursday, calling for urgent efforts to end Tehran's standoff with the West. Yukiya Amano said he would not give up seeking to end what Western diplomats describe as Iranian stonewalling of the agency's investigation into possible milita…

Second wind for Egyptian telco tycoon Sawiris Reuters - Tue, Nov 27, 2012
(Reuters) - Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris is used to ruffling feathers and making headlines. He was up to both on Tuesday, provoking shareholders at Telecom Italia with … More »

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DTN News - SINGAPORE NEWS: Singapore Deports Striking Chinese Bus Drivers

DTN News - SINGAPORE NEWS: Singapore Deports Striking Chinese Bus Drivers

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Singapore on Sunday deported 29 mainland Chinese bus drivers involved in the city-state's first industrial strike in 26 years.

The drivers, working for state-linked transport operator SMRT, staged the strike on Monday and Tuesday over a salary dispute and to demand better working conditions. Their work permits had been revoked ahead of their deportation.

"The Ministry of Home Affairs confirms that all 29 former SMRT bus drivers have been repatriated to their home country," the ministry said in a statement.

"They were cooperative and the process took place without incident," it said, adding that Chinese embassy officials and SMRT staff assisted in the repatriation.

Four other drivers were charged in court and authorities said they would lodge charges against a fifth on Monday for their involvement in the work stoppage which the government ruled was illegal.

If found guilty, they could be jailed for up to a year, fined a maximum of Sg$2,000 ($1,640) -- the equivalent of two months' wages -- or both.

The strike, the first since 1986 and which caught the government by surprise, has highlighted tightly-controlled Singapore's heavy dependency on migrant labour to drive its economic growth amid a labour shortage resulting from falling birth rates.

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DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Almost 2 years back, DTN News issued a special report image captioned "Taliban On The Offensive December 25, 2010".The ground reality has worsened in Afghanistan with increase in causality of Afghan and ISAF forces nearing the withdrawal date of 2014 for foreign security elements.

Why are the Taliban on the offensive? The reply is straightforward, President Obama’s Afghan strategy is not working. The Taliban are gaining confidence from increased news coverage and political strength from Iran and other elements, who are supposed to be fighting along side the NATO ISAF coalition forces against insurgency. On December 25, 2010, the Taliban are on the offensive attacking NATO ISAF troops with rockets from safe distance near Pakistan border.

 Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack Sunday against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

Nine attackers were also killed, some blowing themselves up in two vehicles at the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport and others shot as they attempted to storm the base, police said.

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DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Almost 2 years back, DTN News issued a special report image captioned "Taliban On The Offensive December 25, 2010".The ground reality has worsened in Afghanistan with increase in causality of Afghan and ISAF forces nearing the withdrawal date of 2014 for foreign security elements.

Why are the Taliban on the offensive? The reply is straightforward, President Obama’s Afghan strategy is not working. The Taliban are gaining confidence from increased news coverage and political strength from Iran and other elements, who are supposed to be fighting along side the NATO ISAF coalition forces against insurgency. On December 25, 2010, the Taliban are on the offensive attacking NATO ISAF troops with rockets from safe distance near Pakistan border.

 Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack Sunday against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

Nine attackers were also killed, some blowing themselves up in two vehicles at the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport and others shot as they attempted to storm the base, police said.

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DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Almost 2 years back, DTN News issued a special report image captioned "Taliban On The Offensive December 25, 2010".The ground reality has worsened in Afghanistan with increase in causality of Afghan and ISAF forces nearing the withdrawal date of 2014 for foreign security elements.

Why are the Taliban on the offensive? The reply is straightforward, President Obama’s Afghan strategy is not working. The Taliban are gaining confidence from increased news coverage and political strength from Iran and other elements, who are supposed to be fighting along side the NATO ISAF coalition forces against insurgency. On December 25, 2010, the Taliban are on the offensive attacking NATO ISAF troops with rockets from safe distance near Pakistan border.

 Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack Sunday against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

Nine attackers were also killed, some blowing themselves up in two vehicles at the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport and others shot as they attempted to storm the base, police said.
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DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Almost 2 years back, DTN News issued a special report image captioned "Taliban On The Offensive December 25, 2010".The ground reality has worsened in Afghanistan with increase in causality of Afghan and ISAF forces nearing the withdrawal date of 2014 for foreign security elements.

Why are the Taliban on the offensive? The reply is straightforward, President Obama’s Afghan strategy is not working. The Taliban are gaining confidence from increased news coverage and political strength from Iran and other elements, who are supposed to be fighting along side the NATO ISAF coalition forces against insurgency. On December 25, 2010, the Taliban are on the offensive attacking NATO ISAF troops with rockets from safe distance near Pakistan border.

 Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack Sunday against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

Nine attackers were also killed, some blowing themselves up in two vehicles at the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport and others shot as they attempted to storm the base, police said.

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DTN News: Iran Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012


DTN News: Iran Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 2, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to Iran for the world of TODAY.
*Comprehensive daily news related to Iran Top Stories / Headlines News for the world of TODAY

AFP
Iran's president promotes controversial confidant widely viewed as ...
Vancouver Sun-4 hours ago
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president appointed his divisive confidant to a high-profile post Saturday in a move widely viewed as an attempt to boost ...

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DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

DTN News - AFGHANISTAN WAR NEWS: Taliban On The Offensive In Jalalabad, Suicide Attack On Afghan NATO Base Kills 5 - December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 2, 2012: Almost 2 years back, DTN News issued a special report image captioned "Taliban On The Offensive December 25, 2010".The ground reality has worsened in Afghanistan with increase in causality of Afghan and ISAF forces nearing the withdrawal date of 2014 for foreign security elements.

Why are the Taliban on the offensive? The reply is straightforward, President Obama’s Afghan strategy is not working. The Taliban are gaining confidence from increased news coverage and political strength from Iran and other elements, who are supposed to be fighting along side the NATO ISAF coalition forces against insurgency. On December 25, 2010, the Taliban are on the offensive attacking NATO ISAF troops with rockets from safe distance near Pakistan border.

 Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack Sunday against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials said.

Nine attackers were also killed, some blowing themselves up in two vehicles at the perimeter gate of the Jalalabad airport and others shot as they attempted to storm the base, police said.

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DTN News: North Korea Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012

DTN News: North Korea Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012
 
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 2, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to North Korea for the world of TODAY.

*Comprehensive daily news related to North Korea Top Stories / Headlines News for the world of TODAY.
Newsday
North Korea plans new rocket launch as Kim Jong-un asserts power
Toronto Sun-5 hours ago
Kim Jong-un North Korea leader Kim Jong-un waves to the crowd during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea ...
North Korea to launch long-range rocket in December
Vancouver Sun-30 minutes ago
North Korea announces rocket launch
Sydney Morning Herald-55 minutes ago

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DTN News: Syria Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012

DTN News: Syria Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 2, 2012

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 2, 2012: Comprehensive daily news related to Syria for the world of TODAY.
*Comprehensive daily news related to Syria Top Stories / Headlines News for the world of  TODAY
News for syria news agency
IBNLive
Syria reports Internet service has been restored in Damascus
Fox News ‎- 8 hours ago
Syrian state media says Internet, telephone service have been restored in Damascus.
Internet, phone service restored in Syrian capital
USA TODAY‎ - 8 hours ago
Internet service resumes in Syria
China Daily‎ - 7 hours ago
Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news ::
208.43.232.81/index_eng.html
DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (SANA)- Terrorists on Wednesday blew up two car bombs loaded with large amounts of explosives in the Main Square in ...
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Lockheed Martin For Airborne Mine Countermeasures Test In Support of MH-60S Aircraft

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Lockheed Martin For Airborne Mine Countermeasures Test In Support of MH-60S Aircraft

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - December 1, 2012:   Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $9,088,594 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement modification to a previously issued delivery order placed against Basic Ordering Agreement N00019-09-G-0005 for additional Airborne Mine Countermeasures test support and system development efforts in support of the MH-60S aircraft.  

Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in May 2014.  

Contract funds in the amount of $2,080,998 will be obligated at time of award, $1,327,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

 The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 
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Friday, November 30, 2012

DTN News - CHINA DEFENSE NEWS: China's New Fighter Jet J-15 Has Range of 3,000 Km

DTN News - CHINA DEFENSE NEWS: China's New Fighter Jet J-15 Has Range of 3,000 Km

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - November 30, 2012: Chinese fighter jet J-15, which successfully landed on the country's first aircraft carrier, has a range of about 3,000 km without refueling and strong sea-air combat capability, said an official.

Zhang Junshe, deputy director of the country's Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told that the successful takeoff and landing of the J-15 is a clear sign of an increase in the fighting capacity of the aircraft carrier. Carrier-based aircraft is an important symbol of the fighting capacity of an aircraft carrier, he said. 

Zhang said the J-15 is China's first generation of independently developed carrier-based aircraft. It is a third-generation fighter with strong sea-air combat capability and supersonic speeds. It can carry multiple types of long-range anti-ship and air-to-air missiles. 

The J-15 has a range of about 3,000 km without refueling, and thus has strong long-range combat capability, said the media report. After the successful takeoff and landing of the carrier-based aircraft, the navy will now test other components of the carrier battle group.
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DTN News - ISRAELI DEFENSE NEWS: Israeli Defense Chief Sounds Ready To Hit Iran, Thanks In Part To Iron Dome

DTN News - ISRAELI DEFENSE NEWS: Israeli Defense Chief Sounds Ready To Hit Iran, Thanks In Part To Iron Dome

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - November 30, 2012: Israel’s retiring defense chief thinks Iran needs to be “coerced” in 2013 from building an atom bomb, despite any U.S. hopes that sanctions will bring Tehran to the negotiating table. And the recent success of his new, U.S.-funded missile defenses seems to have convinced him that Israel is better able than ever to deter its Iran-backed foes.

“Of course, we would love to see some heavenly intervention that will stop them, to wake up some morning and learn that they’ve given up on their nuclear intentions,” Barak told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday during a joint press conference with Leon Panetta, his American counterpart. “You cannot build a strategy based on these wishes or prayers. Sanctions are working and they are more hurting than anything I remember from the past vis-a-vis Iran, but I don’t believe these kinds of sanctions will bring the ayatollahs to a moment of truth where they sit around a table, look into each other’s eyes and decide that the game is over.”

Not exactly what Panetta wanted to hear during what was supposed to be a friendly press conference in which they celebrated how the U.S.-backed Iron Dome rocket defense system stopped Hamas’ rocket attacks cold. The U.S. defense chief, who effused over the retiring Barak as “a man of peace” and praised their long friendship, said the “unprecedented pressure” on Iran from international sanctions present “time and space for an effort to try to achieve a diplomatic solution.” 
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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., For Logistics And Maintenance Services In Support of T-34 Aircrafts

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., For Logistics And Maintenance Services In Support of T-34 Aircrafts

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - Novembe 30, 2012: Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded a $12,522,539 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) for additional logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance to support 179 T-34, 54 T-44 and 192 T-6 aircraft based primarily at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas, NAS Whiting Field, Fla., and NAS Pensacola, Fla.  

Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50 percent), Whiting Field, Fla. (39 percent), Pensacola, Fla. (8 percent), and various sites within the continental United States (3 percent) including NAS Lemoore, Calif.; NAS Patuxent River, Md.; Oceana, Va.; Marine Corp Air Station Miramar, Calif.; Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; and NAS Fallon, Nev. 

Work is expected to be completed in January 2013.

No funding will be obligated at time of award.  Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. 

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 
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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., For Operations And Maintenance Services In Support of MQ-8B Fire Scout

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., For Operations And Maintenance Services In Support of  MQ-8B Fire Scout

(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - Novembe 30, 2012: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $15,010,161 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operations and maintenance services in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout.
  
Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and Patuxent River, Md. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2013.  

This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1.  

Contract funds in the amount of $1,500,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

 The remaining funding will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-13-C-0018).
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Monday, November 5, 2012

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT FROM HONG KONG: USS Bonhomme Richard Anchors In Hong Kong

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT FROM HONG KONG: USS Bonhomme Richard Anchors In Hong Kong 

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada – November 4, 2012: The U.S. amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard pulled in Hong Kong waters on Oct. 29, 2012, to get replenishment and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit Oct. 29.

While in Hong Kong, Sailors and Marines will have the chance to experience the culture, participate in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours, volunteer for community service events or just relax and see the sights. 

"I've never been to Hong Kong before," said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Aaron Richards. "I'm very excited about going to the bazaar to buy some nick knacks and I will be going on an MWR tour to see the city and have a nice dinner." 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT HURRICANE SANDY: Hurricane Sandy Hammers The Northeast USA

DTN News - SPECIAL REPORT HURRICANE SANDY: Hurricane Sandy Hammers The Northeast USA

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - October 29, 2012: Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here’s a snapshot of what is happening or expected, region by region.

ONTARIO
Ontario residents are urged to make preparations ahead of the heavy rainfall and high winds from Hurricane Sandy. Southern and eastern Ontario are expected to be hit by the super storm, with heavy rainfall and potentially damaging winds up to 100 kilometres per hour. 

“The Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to take some steps to ensure their safety. Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in an emergency,” Denis Dion, national director of disaster management for the Canadian Red Cross, said in a statement. “By taking some time now to store emergency food, water and other supplies, you can provide for your entire family during a power outage or evacuation.”

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DTN News - SYRIA UNREST: Syrian Militants Violate Truce

DTN News - SYRIA UNREST: Syrian Militants Violate Truce

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - October 29, 2012: In Damascus’s suburbs, militants have attacked 3 army block posts and shelled several army headquarters. In the city of Ain Terma, 4 servicemen have been killed.

According to the Al Jazeera TV channel, commanders of the so-called “Syrian Free Army” claim that they have seized the city of Silkin in the Idlib province.

Initially, it was planned that the truce would last until Monday, but political observers doubt that the government will refrain from using force until that time in such a situation.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

DTN News - AFGHAN WAR NEWS: New Pakistan Outreach Could Aid Afghan Peace Deal

DTN News - AFGHAN WAR NEWS: New Pakistan Outreach Could Aid Afghan Peace Deal

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - October 28, 2012: In this Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in the Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. 

Pakistan has stepped up outreach to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to U.S.-backed efforts to strike a peace deal in the war-torn country.

The target of the diplomatic push has mainly been non-Pashtun political leaders who have been at odds with Pakistan for years because of the country's historical support for the Afghan Taliban, a Pashtun movement. 

(AP Photo/ Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)  

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

DTN News - JAPAN ROYAL FAMILY: Emperor Showa And Empress Kojun With Prince Akihito And Princess Michiko Shoda Wedding 1959

DTN News - JAPAN ROYAL FAMILY: Emperor Showa And Empress Kojun With Prince Akihito And Princess Michiko Shoda Wedding 1959

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - October 27, 2012: The marriage of Crown Prince Akihito to Michiko Shoda on April 10, 1959, generated huge public interest not only because she was the first commoner to marry a future emperor, but also because their romance was played out on tennis courts rather than arranged by palace insiders.