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US ready to provide Gulf missile defence

A senior US official signalled optimism on Sunday about a possible resolution of the Iranian nuclear dispute but said Washington remained concerned that Iran's ballistic missiles threatened Gulf states. Frank Rose, US deputy a

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Japan orders military to hit back at N. Korea missile

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.

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Raytheon wins $655m Kuwait Patriot deal

Raytheon Company has received a $655 million contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Kuwait. These units are an addition to the Patriot fire units Kuwait currently own

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Pentagon eyes $4.5bn missile defence hike

The US Defence Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile defense funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, say congressional sources and an expert. Nearly $1 billion of th

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China tests hypersonic missile carrier

China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country, the Defence Ministry said. A Chinese military build-up has raised regional jitters. Many countr

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Raytheon sees big missile orders from GCC

US-based Raytheon sees "tremendous opportunities" for international bookings including large missile defence orders from Kuwait, Oman and Qatar before the end of the year, its chief financial officer said. The company is

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Turkey likely to sign $3.4bn Chinese missile deal

Turkey is likely to sign a $3.4 billion missile defence deal with a Chinese firm under US sanctions, a senior official said on Thursday, a proposal that is already straining relations with Washington. Turkey sees a growing threat

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Lockheed Martin clinches $4bn UAE missile deal

The Pentagon said it has finalized a contract worth $4 billion with Lockheed Martin Corp to supply equipment for a missile defense system to the US and the UAE and is in talks with Qatar on a similar sale. The deal involves Lockhe

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US, Russia at 'pivotal point' on Syria talks

US-Russian talks on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons program have reached a "pivotal point," a US official said, and both nations said they wanted to renew efforts to negotiate a peaceful end to the war in Syria.

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US, Russia clash over Syrian reactor at UN meeting

The United States and Russia, already at odds over Syria - clashed further on Monday over whether the UN nuclear agency should analyse the possible risks involved if a reactor near Damascus were to be hit during US-led military strikes.

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