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August 31, 2015
Boeing introduces portable laser weapon capable of destroying drones
Chicago (UPI) Aug 28, 2015
Boeing this week introduced its Compact Laser Weapons System, a portable device capable of using an invisible laser to take down targets several hundreds of meters away. The aerospace company designed the device to focus energy on a small enough spot to heat and destroy targets, including moving ones, like drones. "Think of it like a welding torch being put on target but from many hundreds of meters away," Boeing engineer Isaac Neil said in a Boeing video introducing the weapon. T ... read more
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Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub
The Pentagon is building a tech hub in Silicon Valley to help create new gadgetry for the supersoldiers of the future as well as tech-savvy consumers. ... more

China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama's key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. ... more

US and S. Korea troops stage massive live-dire drill
South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Friday, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. ... more
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Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with S. Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons - not negotiating skills - secured this week's "landmark" agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body. ... more


Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani signalled Saturday there would be no quick resolution to the house arrest of the reformist political leaders who said an election was rigged in 2009. ... more
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Iran nuclear deal will 'fuel terrorism': Netanyahu
The deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme will bolster Tehran's ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday. ... more

Australian company contracted for UAS components
An Australian company is to manufacture structure components for Northrop Grumman MQ-4C unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Navy. ... more
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Jihadist hacker killed in US air strike was recruiter: Pentagon
A jihadist hacker who was killed this week in a US air strike in Syria was actively recruiting Islamic State sympathizers to carry out lone wolf attacks in the west, the Pentagon said Friday. ... more

Russian Il-76 'Gravity Defying' Aircraft Outperforms Competitors
The unique Il-76 MDK arrived in the city of Zhukovskiy outside Moscow to participate in the MAKS 2015 aviation and space show. At first glance this aircraft looks like a typical military trans ... more

First Norwegian F-35 rolls off production line
The first of four F-35 Lightening II fighters currently in production for Norway has rolled off the Lockheed Martin production line in Texas. ... more
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Russian Defense Ministry to use updated GLONASS GPS by 2016
The developer's CEO said that the renewed GLONASS version will have significant changes. Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation network, updated in compliance with the Russian Defense Ministry ... more

German Aerospace Center Open to Cooperation With Russia Despite Sanctions
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is open to cooperation with Russia despite political disagreements between the West and Moscow, including anti-Russian sanctions, the DLR press secretary told SNA R ... more
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First Manned Launch From Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Delayed Until 2025
Russia's space agency Roscosmos is postponing the first manned space flight from the new Vostochny Space Center from 2018 until 2025, local media reported Monday citing the federal space program. ... more

Kurdish forces free seven villages in Iraq: officials
Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq in recent days, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists said Friday. ... more

Yemen army recruits 4,800 southern fighters: officer
The Yemeni army has recruited 4,800 southern fighters following a presidential decision to integrate loyalist militiamen who helped push Iran-backed rebels out of second city Aden, a military official said Friday. ... more

China jails 45 in Xinjiang for illegal border crossing: Xinhua
China has jailed 45 people in its ethnically-divided Xinjiang region for "illegal border crossing", state media said Thursday, as a group representing the mainly Muslim Uighur minority condemned the sentences. ... more

Mounting toll of Turkey's 'martyrs' stirs controversy
It has become a familiar scene in Turkey over the past month. Another soldier is laid to rest, parents grieving as the coffin is draped with the Turkish flag under the merciless glare of television cameras. ... more
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Navy gives continued development approval for EOD robot
A tactical explosive ordinance disposal robot being developed by the U.S. Navy has gotten Milestone B approval to enter an engineering and manufacturing phase. ... more

AECOM wins Navy task order for continued tech support
AECOM, a technical services firm, will continue to provide design, development and engineering services for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps advanced radar systems. ... more
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US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman


Two Russian soldiers jailed for killing Tajik taxi driver


Japan lawyers join opposition to controversial security bills


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Iran urges US to release 19 detainees


US envoy to Syria to hit road in push for progress


Two American soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'


Israel air strike hits Gaza after rocket fire

Military may have skewed IS analysis: report

Iraq president says constitution should not be bypassed

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Brazil, Sweden signing funding deal for Gripen buy

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Iraq parliament chief puts electricity minister on the spot

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UN condemns first executions in Kurdish region in 7 years

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