Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) May 16, 2010

Unwanted U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe raise concerns The fate of as many as 200 unwanted B-61 U.S. nuclear weapons at six air bases across Europe is becoming the subject of increasing concern and political struggle. Al-Qaida terrorists have reportedly targeted at least one of the weapon sites northeast of Brussels, and U.S. Air Force inspectors found inadequate security at most of the sites. Unwanted U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe raise concerns May 11, 2010

Elta Systems, Gulfstream Israel Aerospace Industries' Elta Systems subsidiary has completed the initial design of an airborne joint surveillance and attack radar system, based on the Gulfstream G550 business jet. Elta has for "some years" been working on a synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indication system that will provide good quality imagery, says director of marketing Igo Licht. The demand from potential customers is to also add communications, electronic and signals intelligence capabilities, he says. "Such a system will also include an electro-optical payload and a sensor fusion system that will supply the commanders with a full ground picture," he adds. May 12, 2010

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