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Israel Aerospace Industries touts new electro-optical payload

Richard TomkinsBEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Israel Aerospace Industries says its new M-19HD electro-optical sensor payload for aircraft, which integrates up to seven sensors, has completed flight testing. Top News – UPI.com

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Canada developing new assault rifle concept

Richard TomkinsOTTAWA, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Defense Research and Development Canada and Colt Canada are developing a new assault rifle that combines firepower and smart electronic capabilities. Top News – UPI.com

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Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet

Ed AdamczykMARIUPOL, Ukraine, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as separatist rebels approached the port city of Mariupol and a summit conference was convened. Top News – UPI.com

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Iran keeps spending despite oil price slump

Daniel J. GraeberTEHRAN, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Despite the slump in oil prices, the Iranian government aims to invest more than $ 16 billion in development projects, a planning director said. Top News – UPI.com

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African countries order Israeli-made armored vehicles

Richard TomkinsBEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Israel Aerospace Industries is supplying armored vehicles to African countries. Top News – UPI.com

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U.S. oil production down, OPEC says

Daniel J. GraeberVIENNA, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Apart from Texas and North Dakota, oil production from the Lower 48 states is on the decline, OPEC said in its market report for February. Top News – UPI.com

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Kremlin: West declared economic war on Russia

Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Low credit ratings issued against a Russian economy crippled by low oil prices and sanctions are part of a Western economic war, a Kremlin official said Friday. Top News – UPI.com

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