Afghanistan targets US defence contractors in row over back taxes

Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on US defence contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licences when they expire.

US, Japan say first test of Raytheon's new SM-3 missile a success

 The United States and Japan announced on Sunday the first live-fire test of Raytheon Co`s new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries for several billion dollars.

New `Riot` software draws ire from rights groups

Rights groups have raised concerns over secretly developed software that can track people`s movements and predict future behaviour by combining data from social networking websites.

Indonesia to buy missiles from US

Defence relations between Indonesia and the US returned to normal in 2010 when the US military renewed its relations with Kopassus.

US military tests new interceptor missile

The Missile Defence Agency says the USS Lake Erie detected and tracked the short-range missile launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility.

India evaluating Patriot defence system

The US has provided "classified"
material India on the Patriot ground-based air defence system.

US Navy tests laser to shoot down drones

Laser beams have been used for the first time in naval warfare to shoot down aircraft.

Raytheon bags Boeing radar deal for India aircraft

Raytheon has bagged a contract from Boeing for
developing a new long-range, multi-mission radar that will be
installed in the sophisticated P-8I surveillance aircraft
being built for the Indian Navy, the company said Sunday.