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  • India detains arms-laden Pakistan-bound cargo ship: Police

    06/26/2010 1:34:07 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | June 26, 2010 | The Economic Times
    NEW DELHI: A Pakistan-bound cargo vessel carrying a "huge quantity" of explosives and other weapons has been detained by the authorities at a harbour in eastern India, police said on Saturday. The vessel was heading for the Pakistani port city of Karachi and was detained Friday on an intelligence tip-off at Diamond Harbour, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Kolkata, capital of the West Bengal state, police said. "The Indian Coast Guard and navy personnel have found a huge quantity of explosives, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and some bombs in two large containers," West Bengal police director general Bhupinder Singh...
  • HIMARS Takes The High Ground

    01/28/2010 10:59:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 417+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/5/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army is buying 46 more HIMARS rocket launchers, for about $3 million each. Because of the success of the GPS version of the U.S. MLRS rocket, the smaller, truck mounted MLRS (HIMARS) rocket launcher system has become more popular. HIMARS carriers only one six MLRS rocket container (instead of two in the original MLRS vehicle), but the 12 ton truck can fit into a C-130 transport (unlike the 22 ton tracked MLRS) and is much cheaper to operate. The first HIMARS entered service in 2005, about a year after GPS guided rockets did. The 680 pound GMLRS (guided...
  • Securing Venezuela's Arsenals

    08/25/2009 1:06:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 510+ views
    FAS.org ^ | August 24, 2009 | By Matt Schroeder
    Securing Venezuela’s Arsenals By Matt Schroeder The recent discovery of Swedish AT-4 anti-tank rockets sold to Venezuela in a Colombian rebel arms cache raises serious questions about Venezuela’s ability to safeguard its arsenal of modern weaponry, including dozens of advanced SA-24 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles. Given the potential threat posed by these missiles and other weapons in Venezuela’s rapidly growing arsenal, the international community should take immediate steps to identify and close the gaps in Venezuela’s stockpile security and to ensure that the end-use monitoring conducted by states that export weapons to Venezuela is sufficiently robust. According to Colombian authorities, Swedish...
  • Singapore: Singapore Says It Will Investigate Alleged North Korea Rocket Exports To Myanmar

    04/04/2008 1:25:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 108+ views
    MySinchew ^ | 04/04/08
    Singapore: Singapore Says It Will Investigate Alleged North Korea Rocket Exports To Myanmar News 2008-04-04 10:33 SINGAPORE: The Singapore government said Thursday (3 Apr) it will look into allegations that a Singapore company was involved in the exports of rocket launchers by North Korea to Myanmar, following a media report. Japan's national broadcaster NHK reported Wednesday (2 Apr) that North Korea started full-scale exports of rocket launchers to Myanmar through a trading company based in Singapore. The report, however, did not identify the Singapore-based company, or give any other details. Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said it took such allegations seriously...
  • Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US

    03/30/2008 10:04:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US By Patrick Sawer A British pensioner is at the centre of a worldwide police hunt after being accused by United States authorities of smuggling military parts to Iran. Brian Woodford, 77, who owns a 17th century manor house and 100-acre estate in Dorset, has been charged in his absence with selling millions of pounds worth of US military and civilian aircraft parts to the Islamic regime in Tehran. His wife Laura was arrested after arriving at San Francisco on a flight from Hong Kong with two catalogues from a Chinese company that...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Nuclear plant target for stolen rocket launchers, police allege (Australia)

    01/06/2007 4:23:14 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 550+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Jan. 6, 2007 | Les Kennedy and Craig Skehan
    STOLEN Australian Army rocket launchers are in the hands of a home-grown terrorist group which planned to use them to attack Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, police allege. The Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty, said a man arrested in Leumeah yesterday and charged with possessing stolen weapons was linked to a group that had planned to attack buildings in Sydney, including the reactor. Mr Keelty would not publicly link the man, Taha Abdul-Rahman, directly to a plan to target the reactor, referring only to "evidence of a proposed target", and saying: "Clearly, there was a plan for the use of...
  • Nuclear plant target for stolen rocket launchers, police allege (5 in the hands of terrorist group)

    01/05/2007 7:42:51 AM PST · by dead · 27 replies · 770+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 6, 2007 | Les Kennedy and Craig Skehan
    STOLEN Australian Army rocket launchers are in the hands of a home-grown terrorist group which planned to use them to attack Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, police allege. The Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty, said a man arrested in Leumeah yesterday and charged with possessing stolen weapons was linked to a group that had planned to attack buildings in Sydney, including the reactor. Mr Keelty would not publicly link the man, Taha Abdul-Rahman, directly to a plan to target the reactor, referring only to "evidence of a proposed target", and saying: "Clearly, there was a plan for the use of...
  • Weapons link to Australian 'plot'(stolen rocket launcher sold to a terrorist)

    01/05/2007 7:00:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 458+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/05/07
    Weapons link to Australian 'plot' Australian police have arrested a man they suspect of involvement in the theft of military rocket launchers and their alleged sale to a terror suspect. Taha Abdul Rahman, 28, was arrested in a Sydney suburb in a joint operation by police and counter-terrorism agents. He has been charged with 17 offences, including dishonestly receiving stolen property and supplying a prohibited weapon without authorisation. Police said the arrest was linked to current terrorism-related cases. Eighteen men are currently in custody awaiting trial after being arrested in Sydney and Melbourne in November 2005 on suspicion of planning...
  • Sydney building was rocket target

    01/05/2007 1:44:28 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 645+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 January 2007 | Paul Mulvey and Nick Butterly
    A SYDNEY building was to be the target of a rocket attack after a man allegedly supplied rocket launchers stolen from the military to a suspected terrorist. Australian Federal Police chief Mick Keelty said the man arrested today over the theft of rocket launchers was allegedly connected to some of the men detained in an anti-terrorism raid last year. It is understood that one rocket was intended to be used against an unspecified building in Sydney. The rocket launchers are reportedly of the type designed to be fired from the shoulder by infantry. They have enough punch to destroy a...
  • Rocket launcher terror link made

    01/04/2007 11:45:00 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 247+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5th January 2007 | Nick Butterly, Paul Mulvey and Amy Coopes
    THE 28-year-old Sydney man today charged for possessing seven rocket launchers was involved in the group last year arrested for plotting to blow up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said. Taha Abdul Rahman was arrested at a house in Leumeah, in Sydney's south-west, and charged with 17 offences related to the receipt, supply and possession of the weapons. He appeared briefly in court this afternoon and was remanded in custody until January 10. Mr Keelty said the arrested man was involved in the group arrested last year for plotting to...
  • Rocket launcher only 'chip' nuclear reactor

    01/05/2007 12:07:09 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies · 431+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5th January 2007 | Paul Carter
    THE type of rockets believed stolen from the Australian Defence Force would only chip away at a target like Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, a security expert said today. NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas said the reactor in southern Sydney was one of a number of sites believed to have been considered a target by those in possession of seven missing rocket launchers. The rocket launchers are the type designed to be fired from the shoulder by infantry. They have enough punch to destroy a car, or even a tank, but not a nuclear reactor. Security consultant Peter Collins...
  • Russia's Smerch MLRS :an heir to the Katyusha!!

    09/08/2006 5:48:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1,598+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 06/ 09/ 2006 | Viktor Litovkin
    Smerch: an heir to Katyusha 22:38 | 06/ 09/ 2006 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Viktor Litovkin) - Multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRSs) stand out among the weapons and military equipment produced by the Russian defense industry. The 300mm Smerch, which is sometimes called an heir to the Katyusha, is the most powerful of them all, and this is not some journalistic exaggeration. Russia has pioneered these launchers. The first patent, numbered 3603 and dated April 9, 1939, for "The Mechanized Unit for Firing Rocket Projectiles of Different Calibers" was granted to Soviet inventors Andrei Kostikov, Ivan Gvai and Vasily Aborenkov....
  • Pirates release 2 kidnapped sailors

    03/20/2005 12:22:19 AM PST · by bd476 · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Borneo Bulletin, AP ^ | March 20, 2005
    Pirates release 2 kidnapped sailors JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP/AFP) - "Pirates on Saturday released two Indonesians they seized days before off the island of Borneo, but the fate of Japanese sailors in a separate attack was still unknown, a navy spokesman said. Brig. Gen. Malik Yusuf told The Associated Press that the hostages - the captain and ship engineer of KM. Tri Samudra - were released at Paning River in Indonesian Borneo, known as Kalimantan. Earlier, Yusuf mistakenly reported the release of two sailors kidnapped Monday when pirates attacked the Idaten, a Japanese-registered tugboat, in the Malacca Strait, a busy shipping...
  • Attack on Plane Raises Fears in U.S.

    11/29/2002 2:48:25 PM PST · by Jean S · 25 replies · 178+ views
    AP ^ | 11/29/02 | LESLIE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government warned airports Friday that portable rocket launchers could be used against airliners in the United States, even though security officials believe the risk of another attempt like the one against an Israeli jet in Kenya is greater overseas. The possibility of a missile attack is a major concern for commercial airlines operating abroad, especially in Asia and Africa, said Charlie LeBlanc, managing director of Air Security International Inc., a Houston-based aviation security firm that does government consulting work. In the United States, he said, an attack is more likely to be thwarted by law enforcement...