News Alert No.91: New steps in Brazil’s submarine development program

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Defesa Aérea e Naval informed on November 14, that Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN), a company formed by Odebrecht Defense and Technology and the French DCNS, received the homologation to produce the rib structure for submarine hulls[1]. “This homologation to manufacture the rib structure represents a small part of the process of technology transfer for submarine […]

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News Alert No.90: A cyber-threat with precise targets

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According to an article published by Huffington Post on November 13, 2014, a new type of cyber attack targets “organizations from different sectors: these include Defense Industrial Base (DIB), Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).”[1] According to a report published in November by Kaspersky, a security software firm, “for the past seven years, a strong threat […]

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News Alert No.89: Intense shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine

Donetsk Intense Shelling

“Loud explosions from heavy artillery fire” are reported by a Reuters correspondent “in the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday [November 12, 2014]”. The same open source says “It was unclear who was shooting or what the intended target was”, and underlines that “shelling around Donetsk has intensified in the past […]

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News Alert No.88: Iraqi military pilots to train in Tucson, Arizona

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A number of F-16 fighter jests purchased by Iraq “will be delivered to Tucson, Arizona, for Iraqi pilot training due to the security situation in Balad in Iraq, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said” on November 10, according to a text published by Department of Defense (DoD) News. The same source says the […]

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News Alert No.87: Landmark China-Japan meeting in Beijing. Obama participates in the 2014 APEC summit

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On November 10, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, held talks with Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, “in a long-awaited first official meeting since both leaders took office”[1]        . According to Deutsche Welle, Abe told reporters that “this is a first step toward improving […]

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News Alert No.86: The U.S., ready to renew diplomatic ties with Iran

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“Iran has held secret talks with American officials to discuss opening a US trade office in Tehran if a deal is reached over its nuclear ambitions and sanctions are lifted”, The Times reports on November 10, 2014. The same notoriously serious and credible British newspaper says such a move “would mean the countries renewing diplomatic […]

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News Alert No.85: The U.S. is trying to eliminate ISIL leaders

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The British Telegraph reported (quoting an AFP piece of news), on November 9, Iraq is investigating “whether Islamic State (ISIL) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in air strikes by US-led coalition warplanes targeting the group’s leaders”. The same newspaper say “the death of the elusive Baghdadi would be a major victory for the coalition […]

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