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Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) and XOS-2

In Defense, Military, science, USA on October 1, 2010 at 5:48 am

Exoskeletons Enhance Mobility and Increase Endurance

Human Universal Load Carrier is an un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton. It is intended to help soldiers in combat to carry a load of up to 200 pounds at a top speed of 10 miles per hour for extended periods of time………

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Prithvi-II being test-fired today

In Defense, India, Military, Technology on September 24, 2010 at 9:48 am

Prithvi – II lifting off from it’s mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Orissa Coast in this June 18, 2010

A user trial of the nuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile is scheduled to be conducted by the Indian Strategic Forces Command at Chandipur, Orissa, on Friday…………

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‘Obama’s Wars’ disclosures on Afghanistan Exit Strategy

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, Obama, USA on September 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

Obama’s Wars is a new book by Bob Woodward, one of the reporters whose revelations in TheWashington Post about the Watergate scandal brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974………

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Fateh 110 Missile for Revolutionary Guards of Iran

In Army, Iran, Military, Technology on September 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Iran successfully test-fires Fateh 110 missile

Iran’s defense minister she country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards has received its first batch of new missiles with enhaays tnced guidance systems to hit ground targets……….

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‘Optionally Piloted Aircraft’ Mobius

In Defense, Military, Technology on September 18, 2010 at 7:22 am

Mobius

Mobius is a swept-winged, push-motored prop plane that was displayed at this year’s Air Force Association convention in the Washington DC area.Mobius has been evolved from the manned aircraft, the Berkut. It is considered suitable for  performing the medium altitude, long-endurance UAV missions…………

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Security Alert Ahead of Afghan Vote

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, Politics, Taliban, USA on September 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

Afghan Police has set up extra checkpoints across the country on Friday to scan for suicide bombers and insurgents a day ahead of parliamentary polling that will test the government’s ability to hold a legitimate election after last year’s disastrous presidential vote……….

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Iraq was ‘failure of strategic thinking’

In Army, Britain, Military on September 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, chief of the defence staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the British chief of defence staff, has told MPs that British soldiers in Iraq  were “dying for no strategic benefit” because Tony Blair’s government did not appreciate what it was taking on when it planned the invasion………

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“Stingray” to destroy IEDs

In Afghanistan, Army, Defense, Military, USA on September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

A US bomb disposal expert uses the Stingray

A device that shoots a blade of water capable of penetrating steel is to be used in Afghanistan to help soldiers disable improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.………

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Robert Blackwill recommends partition of Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Army, Military, NATO, USA on September 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

Robert Blackwill, who was Condolezza Rice’s deputy as National Security Adviser in 2003 to 2004, will use a speech at the International Institute of Strategic Studies think tank in London on Monday to call on President Barack Obama to make drastratic changes in the war’s objectives. He told The Daily Telegraph that the surge of forces launched last year to stabiliseAfghanistan was “high likely” to fail and that the death toll in the conflict was too high a price to pay……….

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Debate on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in J&K

In Army, India, Military, Politics on September 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), was passed on 11 September 1958 by the Parliament of India.It conferred special powers upon armed forces in what the language of the act calls “disturbed areas” in the states of Arunachal PradeshAssamManipur,MeghalayaMizoramNagalandand Tripura. It was later extended to Jammu and Kashmir as the The Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 in July 1990………

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