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Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

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Skip Facebook post by محردة الآنفيديو للإنفجارات في ريف حماه .. نسأل الله السلامة للرجال هناك ..🙏 الشفاء العاجل للجرحى .. حتى الآن لم يصرح مصدر مسؤول عن ماهية الإنفجارات .. #محردة_الآنPosted by ‎محردة الآن‎ on Sunday, 29 April 2018End of Facebook post by محردة الآنMissiles hit a number of military sites in northern Syria on Sunday night, state media say, with unconfirmed reports of dozens of fatalities.The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck.It did not immediately report any casualties. But a UK-based monitoring group said 26 pro-government fighters were killed, most of them Iranians.It is not known who was behind the attacks. Western nations and Israel have previously hit sites in Syria.Earlier this month, the US, UK and France bombed three
North Korea: No need for more missile tests

North Korea: No need for more missile tests

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site, state media say."From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, as quoted by South Korea's Yonhap agency.The decision came after a meeting of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea.North Korea has defied international sanctions over its weapons programme.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - World
RUAG Aviation wins $25M Sidewinder missile support contract

RUAG Aviation wins $25M Sidewinder missile support contract

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March 28 (UPI) -- RUAG Aviation was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for guidance and control systems on Sidewinder missiles for the Northrop-manufactured F-5 aircraft.The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 25.1 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract.The agreement enables RUAG Aviation, of Emmen, Switzerland, to provide guidance and control section technology for use on AIM-95P-5 Sidewinder missiles in support of F-5 aircraft used in support of foreign military customers, the Pentagon said.The AIM-95P-5 Sidewinder missiles are integrated onto the Northrop Grumman-produced F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and F-5E and F-5F Tiger II variant aircraft.Work on the contract will occur in Emmen, Switzerland ,and is expected to be ...
Raytheon to begin modernizing missile defense

Raytheon to begin modernizing missile defense

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March 27 (UPI) -- Raytheon announced this week that the company has begun work on a contract from the U.S. Army to sustain and modernize missile defense for both military commands and government agencies.Raytheon said on Monday it would start work on the three-year service contract for system upgrades valued at $ 600 million that was first announced in June 2017. The work was held up by a protest bid, the company said.The Army systems set to receive services are the THAAD, the AN/TPY-2 radars, the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar and Upgraded Early Warning Radars, according to the company.The Government Accountability Office defines a bid protest as "a challenge to the award or proposed award of a contract for the procurement of goods and services or a chal...
Russia test-fires Kinzhal hypersonic missile

Russia test-fires Kinzhal hypersonic missile

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March 11 (UPI) -- A Russian jet successfully test-lauched a hypersonic missile Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.The Kinzhal hypersonic missile was launched from an MiG-31 interceptor jet, which departed from an airfield in the Southern Military District, Russia's TASS News Agency reported."A MiG-31 fighter crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces made a training launch of a hypersonic missile of the Kinzhal high-precision air missile system in the predetermined area," the defense ministry said. "The launch was normal; the hypersonic missile hit the preset target on the test site."Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country has developed supersonic nuclear weapons that can reach anywhere in the world, and are "invulnerable to enemy interception," during his state of the union add...