April 23, 2014                            
Dossier: Yoram Evron

Analyst warns Chinese incursion could 'drain' critical Israeli tech

Compiled by Miles Yu

Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis

On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia successfully hit the target thousands of miles away at the Kura test center in the Kamchatka peninsula.

Russian RS-24 missile.

RS-24 Yars is an advanced version of the Topol-M ballistic missile.

It has a range of 7,500 miles with the capability of carrying multiple independently-targetable nuclear warheads.

RS-24 Yars' NATO designation is SS-29.

Egypt: Strategic dialogue with U.S. on hold, pending 'normal relations'
CAIRO - The United States has halted its strategic dialogue with Egypt. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama has suspended what had been a vibrant strategic dialogue with Egypt. They said the dialogue included Egypt's military and intelligence community. "We do not hold the strategic dialogue anymore," Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said. "This is contingent upon the return of normal relations."
Military Technology
Israeli high-res spy satellite can track targets 24-7, in all weather

Israel, for decades dependent on the United States, is said to be operating at least five reconnaissance satellites.

The Ofek-10 satellite is launched from Palmachim base in central Israel.

Middle East Report
U.S. boosts Lebanese military increasingly under Hizbullah's sway
Focus on the Persian Gulf States
Iran, Oman conduct naval exercises in Persian Gulf for fourth time
Northeast Asia Report
Russia answers sanctions by increasing aerial surveillance near Japan
Focus on Terrorism
U.S. adds Egypt's Ansar Beit Maqdis to list of major terror groups
Rumors of major military purge, Zhou Yongkang's fate swirl in Beijing

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