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  • Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    12/21/2011 3:22:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/11 | BBC
    The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say. Police are questioning the crew of the MS Thor Liberty after what were described as 69 Patriot anti-missile missiles were found aboard. Interior Minister Paivi Rasanen said the missiles were marked "fireworks". The MS Thor Liberty had docked in the Finnish port of Kotka after leaving Germany last week. Dock workers became suspicious after finding explosives poorly stored on open pallets, and the missiles were then found in containers marked "fireworks". The managing director of the ship's owner, Thorco Shipping,...
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding Bags Order for 3 Subs from Indonesia

    12/20/2011 7:10:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Daewoo Shipbuilding Bags Order for 3 Subs from Indonesia Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said it picked up a huge order to build submarines from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday. The company will build three 1,400-ton class diesel-powered submarines in a project worth about W1.3 trillion (US$1=W1,162), representing the biggest single export contract in the history of Korea’s defense industry. Daewoo now ranks as the first Korean company to export submarines it has created with its own technologies. It first received technological support from Germany in late 1988 and used this at the time to build a 1,200-ton...
  • South Korea unveils own interceptor missile

    12/15/2011 7:37:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2011-12-15
    South Korea unveils own interceptor missile 2011-12-15 21:23 South Korea on Thursday unveiled an indigenous interceptor missile built to counter North Korean jets and missiles. The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) introduced the Iron Hawk-II surface-to-air missile in a ceremony at its headquarters in Daejeon, about 160 kilometers south of Seoul. The ADD said it and 15 local defense companies built the missile after more than five years of work. Officials demonstrate how to load newly developed interceptor missiles onto missile launching pads at the Agency for Defense Development in Daejon, Thursday. (Yonhap News) According to the ADD, the Iron...
  • L.A. Chinese Consulate shooting: Protester fires at security guard

    12/15/2011 5:19:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    LAT ^ | 12/15/11
    <p>Los Angeles police said a protester apparently fired shots at a security guard outside the Chinese Consulate on Thursday afternoon, missing his target and hitting a building in the compound instead.</p> <p>There were no initial reports of injury, though details were still developing.</p>
  • Does This Design Of Two Towers Remind You Of Anything?

    12/09/2011 8:19:04 AM PST · by Just4Him · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/8/2011 | Liz Klimas
    These residential high-rise buildings to be completed in Seoul, South Korea, by 2015 are connected in the middle by a cloud, which the designer says “differentiates the building from other luxury developments.” The towers designed by architects at MVRDV are 300 and 260 meters high with a “pixelated” cloud in the middle at the 27th floor. The cloud allows for more light and room for decks and greenspace.
  • Korea to purchase 170 stealth cruise missiles next year

    12/06/2011 7:10:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 12-06-2011 | Lee Tae-hoon
    Korea to purchase 170 stealth cruise missiles next year Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Designed to destroy high value targets By Lee Tae-hoon Korea will purchase some 170 air-to-surface stealth cruise missiles next year capable of destroying high value targets such as military leaders or launching pads for nuclear weapons, multiple sources said Tuesday. A National Assembly official said the government has set aside 388 billion won ($343 million) to procure 177 low-observable, long-range, precision guided stand-off missiles that can be launched from F-15Ks, F-16Ks and other advanced jets after system integration. He said the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) from...

    11/29/2011 5:36:55 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 51 replies
    Herman Cain Web Site ^ | 11/29/11 | Herman Cain
    CAIN’S VISION FOR FOREIGN POLICY & NATIONAL SECURITY The Americas Mexico: Friend and Partner Mexico is a friend in need. Our southern neighbor is struggling with drug-related violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives over the past several years. By standing with Mexico now to help it solve its increasingly severe economic and security problems, we will help solve the problem of illegal immigration at home. Some 40% of Mexicans believe Mexico is a failed state. This helps explain why so many are seeking to emigrate. With declining oil reserves, a looming water shortage in Mexico City, and youth...
  • News analysis: Israel facing dilemma over S.Korean, Italian bid contest of jet trainer

    11/27/2011 8:39:05 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2011-11-28 | Adam Gonn
    News analysis: Israel facing dilemma over S.Korean, Italian bid contest of jet trainer JERUSALEM, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The contest over who will sell the Israeli Air Force its new combat training jets continues to heat up, despite the fact that an official tender isn't expected to be issued until early 2012. The two competitors are the Italian Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master, and Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50. A South Korean delegation is expected to visit Israel next month to propose increased cooperation between the two nations and a potential five billion U.S. dollar commercial package by Israeli defense firms...
  • Robotic prison wardens to patrol South Korean prison

    11/25/2011 9:45:59 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 November 2011 | BBC
    A jail in the eastern city of Pohang plans to run a month-long trial with three of the automatons in March. The machines will monitor inmates for abnormal behaviour. Researchers say they will help reduce the workload for other guards. South Korea aims to be a world leaders in robotics. Business leaders believe the field has the potential to become a major export industry. The three 5ft-high (1.5m) robots involved in the prison trial have been developed by the Asian Forum for Corrections, a South Korean group of researchers who specialise in criminality and prison policies. It said the robots...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Weapons Technologies?

    11/22/2011 2:48:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Minyanville ^ | November 21, 2011 | Sterling Wong
    Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Weapons Technologies? Let’s say one hears rumblings that certain East Asian countries are stealing US defense technology. Naturally, the immediate assumption is that it’s the North Koreans or the Chinese. Little would anyone expect that it is South Korea, one of the US’s staunchest allies, who might be doing some copyright law-breaking. According to Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo, there had been talk in recent weeks that American intelligence agencies were investigating Korean defense companies to see if they had developed weapons based on stolen US military technologies. “The rumors began circulating after an unusual...
  • China: Don't take peaceful approach for granted (Chicom state propaganda)

    11/09/2011 2:41:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Global Times ^ | 10/25/11
    Don't take peaceful approach for granted Global Times | October 25, 2011 01:22 By Global Times Recently, both the Philippines and South Korean authorities have detained fishing boats from China, and some of those boats haven't been returned. China has been increasingly confronted with sea disputes and challenged by tough stances from the countries involved. These events have been promoting hawkish responses within China, asking the government to take action. China has emphasized its reluctance in solving disputes at sea via military means on many occasions. Peace is vital for its own economic development. But some of China's neighboring countries...
  • Korea seeks to buy 4 air tankers in 2014

    11/08/2011 6:31:56 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 11-08-2011 | Lee Tae-hoon
    Korea seeks to buy 4 air tankers in 2014 An F-15K fighter of the Korean Air Force, bottom, engages in an aerial refueling exercise with a U.S. military KC-135 tanker over the West Sea on Sept. 16. / Courtesy of the Korean Air Force By Lee Tae-hoon Military officials said Tuesday that Korea plans to push forward the long-delayed plan to purchase four aerial refueling aircraft to boost the country’s air defense capabilities. The plan has been shelved since 1994 due to budget constraints and shifts in priorities. “The military is seeking to finalize the decision next year and include...
  • Gunship offer hard to refuse for Seoul (Turkey-Korea)

    11/05/2011 6:39:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | November 4, 2011 | ÜM&#304;T ENG&#304;NSOY
    Gunship offer hard to refuse for Seoul ÜMİT ENGİNSOY ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Friday, November 4, 2011 Turkey’s TAI and Italy’s AgustaWestland have a good chance of winning a bid to jointly produce 30 helicopters for South Korea, an official tells the Daily News A team of Turkish and Italian companies is seeking to win a South Korean contract for 30 attack helicopters worth $1 billion with the group’s T-129 gunship, a senior Turkish procurement official said Nov. 2. “South Korea’s competition is a major one for at least 30 gunships and the T-129 has been shortlisted among a...
  • U.S. Suspects Korea of Stealing Weapons Technology (South)

    11/01/2011 8:11:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    U.S. Suspects Korea of Stealing Weapons Technology Korean and U.S. military officers earlier this year investigated suspicions by the U.S. government that Korea illegally disassembled F-15K fighter jet equipment for low-altitude night penetration attacks. An official with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration on Monday said the chief of the U.S. Defense Technology Security Administration raised suspicions in a meeting with a senior DAPA official in early June that Korea illegally disassembled Tiger Eye, a key component of the cutting-edge U.S.-made fighter jets. The U.S. suspects this was done to steal the technology, since Korea is an aspiring player in the...
  • State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama memoir (Huh??)

    10/25/2011 2:11:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-25-11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Department of State has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams from My Father” more than a decade after its release. The U.S. embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s bestselling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order with the same book seller, Kalemat Arabia, for more than $9,000 for copies of the same book, federal purchasing records show. Around the same time, halfway around the world,...
  • Lockheed Martin commands lead in Korea’s FX-race

    10/24/2011 5:30:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 10-24-2011 | Lee Tae-hoon
    Lockheed Martin commands lead in Korea’s FX-race An F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter carries out a test flight from a U.S. air base in this undated photo. / Courtesy of Lockheed Martin By Lee Tae-hoon One of the most-talked-about news this year was that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il could not come out of his underground bunker for nine days, fearful of the F-22 Raptors in the skies above during a joint military drill between South Korea and the United States late last year. The surprising news clearly demonstrated the power of deterrence that stealth fighter jets can offer...
  • SEOUL AIR SHOW: KF-X vision unveiled

    10/21/2011 9:01:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Flight Global ^ | October 21, 2011 | Stephen Trimble
    SEOUL AIR SHOW: KF-X vision unveiled In a seminar today at the Seoul Air Show, South Korean government officials outlined the strategy and plans for the KF-X, a twin-engined stealth fighter with a design goal of achieving manoeuvrability, speed and range performance between a Lockheed Martin F-16 and a Boeing F-15. South Korea wants to develop the KF-X over the next nine years, with mass production beginning after 2020. Indonesia has already joined the programme, and talks with Turkey are continuing. If developing an all-new stealth fighter is not enough of a challenge, South Korea also intends to equip the...
  • Digital textbooks open a new chapter

    10/19/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | October 18th 2011 | Gary Eason
    South Korea, one of the world's highest-rated education systems, aims to consolidate its position by digitising its entire curriculum. By 2015, it wants to be able to deliver all its curriculum materials in a digital form through computers. The information that would once have been in paper textbooks will be delivered on screen. South Korea's Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Ju-Ho Lee, said that his department was preparing a promotion strategy for "Smart Education", focusing on customised learning and teaching. The project, launched during the summer, will involve wireless networks in all schools to allow students to learn "whenever...
  • Freedom Confronts Tyranny: A Visit to the Demilitarized Zone

    10/15/2011 10:24:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Nowhere on earth does the contrast between freedom and tyranny, and their corollary prosperity and poverty, reveal itself more vividly than on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has boomed, producing an ultramodern high tech society whose corporate giants vie for leadership in global industry after industry, and whose popular culture is consumed all over East Asia. In the North, under the hereditary Stalinist Kim dynasty, a million or more citizens died in a famine, and widespread malnutrition has made the younger generation inches shorter than their Southern neighbors, on average, and the people have no access to foreign media or...