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March 28, 2017
UAV NEWS
Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record



Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
The US Air Force's super-secret Boeing X-37B mini space shuttle just broke its own orbital record of 674 days in space. The landing date for the apparatus remains undetermined. The X-37B robotic space plane's current machine incarnation, OTV-4, just broke its own record by staying in orbit for 675 days, at least one day longer than its predecessor, OTV-3. The fourth of the X-37B unmanned space vehicles, which resemble very small space shuttles with a wingspan of just 15 feet (4.6 m), was launched ... read more

SPACEWAR
SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting first images
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a miles ... more
RAY GUNS
Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?
Glasgow, Scotland (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde. The study discovered that ... more
SPACEWAR
Russia Hopes India to Join Initiative on Non-Deploying Weapons in Space
New Delhi (XNA) Mar 27, 2017
Russia hopes India will join the Russian initiative on non-deployment of weapons in outer space, Russian Foreign Ministry's Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department Director Mikhail Ulyanov sai ... more
THE STANS
US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. ... more
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AEROSPACE
French government approves Rafale F4 upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
The French Ministry of Defense has given the green light for Dassault Aviation to begin developing the Rafale jet's F4 standard. ... more
AEROSPACE
RAF getting new G-force centrifuge facility
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Thales, in partnership with AMST, has begun work on the construction of a High-G force Training and Test Capability facility for Britain's Royal Air Force. ... more
AEROSPACE
Raytheon tapped for Super Hornet, Growler radar upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Raytheon received a $17.8 million contract to upgrade radars used on F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy and the Australian air force. ... more
AEROSPACE
KC-46 tanker modernization program facing delays: GAO
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's KC-46 tanker modernization program could be facing additional delays, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. ... more
CYBER WARS
UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack
London (AFP) March 26, 2017
The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraqis remove bodies from rubble in west Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 26, 2017
Iraqi civil defence forces and volunteers removed bodies from the rubble of houses on Sunday in a west Mosul area where air strikes reportedly took a devastating toll on civilians. ... more


Belarus to get Russian Mi-8 helicopters in April

AEROSPACE
U.S. Air Force buys additional Boeing QF-16 targets
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Boeing received a $24.6 million contract modification to supply 18 QF-16 full-scale aerial targets to the U.S. Air Force. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
New French corvette passes first sea trials
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
The first-of-class Gowind 2500 corvette by DCNS of France has successful completed its first sea trials, the company announced. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
FNSS building amphibious assault vehicles for Turkish Navy
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Turkey's FNSS reports it is to produce armored amphibious assault vehicles for the Turkish Naval Forces Command under a new government contract. ... more
WAR REPORT
Sudan, Saudi to hold first joint air force drill
Khartoum (AFP) March 26, 2017
Sudan said Sunday it will begin this week a joint air force drill with Saudi Arabia, the first such manoeuvres since Khartoum allied with Riyadh after breaking ties with Tehran in 2015. ... more

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Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
David's Sling, Israel's developing mid-tier missile defense system, is set to become operational within weeks, according to local media reports. Once operational, the system will be used to supplement Israel's existing Iron Dome and Arrow missile defense systems. The new platform specializes in intercepting tactical ballistic missiles, medium to long-range rockets, and cruise missiles. ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017
Israel says it foiled Syrian ballistic missile threat
Tokyo (AFP) March 20, 2017
Russia takes swipe at US missile defence in South Korea
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications
China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister
Taipei (AFP) March 20, 2017
China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei's defence minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at China as it warned of an increased invasion risk. China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be brought b ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
State Dept. approves possible sale of Hellfire missiles to Britain
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Pakistan test fires land-based anti-ship missile
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Russia's Baltic Fleet trains with S-400 air defense systems
X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
The US Air Force's most secretive plane, the X-37B, is just eight days away from breaking the record for longest orbital mission undertaken by a space plane. The unmanned vehicle is competing against itself, as the X-37B already holds this record with a 674 day flight. Whether the X-37B will break the record or not, however, is up to the Air Force, which is famously tight-lipped about the ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
GA-ASI starts testing of mid-air launch-and-recovery drone vehicles
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
General Atomics producing additional MQ-9 drone parts
9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United States and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and will also serve ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Israel taps Elbit Systems for advanced radios
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Hensoldt, Leonardo offering Mode 5 IFF systems
Cape Canaveral FL (UPI) Mar 19, 2017
Delta IV rocket launches military communications satellite
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German companies partner for German army contracts
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
German companies Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz have partnered to win contract bids for future communications programs of the German Army. The partnering agreement will lead to the establishment of a joint venture company, which will compete for the Bundeswehr's MoTaKo, or mobile tactical communications, program and mobile tactical information network (MoTIV) program for digitalization ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Army emphasizing mobility for next combat vehicle
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
ST Engineering to produce next-gen AFV for Singapore
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons
Mattis presses Congress for $30B defense hike
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implored lawmakers to approve the Trump Administration's proposed $30 billion defense budget boost on Wednesday. Speaking during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Mattis said the additional funds for fiscal 2017 were necessary to ensure military readiness, suggesting key assets have been underfunded. "[The spending i ... more
Washington (AFP) March 16, 2017
Where Trump wants the Pentagon to spend its extra billions
Washington (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Trump to press Congress for defense spending boost
London (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
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Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talks
Washington (AFP) March 25, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO members next week in Brussels, officials said Friday, as alliance diplomats worked to nail down the date. "We are currently planning to hold the meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 31 March. Consultations on scheduling among Allies are ongoing," a NATO official in Brussels said. The NATO foreign ministers meeting had been planned f ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Germany blocks defense exports to Turkey
Beijing (AFP) March 23, 2017
China-backed bank approves 13 new members
Manila (AFP) March 23, 2017
Manila could share maritime resources with China: Duterte
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals Physics of the Solid State, Vacuum and Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. The authors of the project say that with the help of this techno ... more
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
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Pentagon enjoying greater leeway under Trump
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants - and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions. Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics charge it is raising civilian death rates, puts the lives of US troops at greater risk and leads to a lack of oversight of America's conflicts. No ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 26, 2017
Iraqis remove bodies from rubble in west Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) March 24, 2017
Iraq's Sadr threatens boycott if election law unchanged
Near Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 25, 2017
Mosul exodus as air strikes kill 'dozens'
US sees 'activity' at N. Korea nuke sites: US official
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
The US military has observed activity in North Korea that suggests Pyongyang may be gearing up for another nuclear test, a US official said Thursday. "At the sites where we watch tests, we see a level of activity that's similar to what they've done before other tests," the defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Fox News reported earlier on Thursday that North Korea is in th ... more
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
North Korea's parliament to hold rare meeting: KCNA
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.Korea
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul
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Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movement
Newark DE (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Fair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, the type of marketing that merges first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from the products and goods they produce. The reality is far more complex, says Lindsay Naylor, assistant ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 21, 2017
China asks WTO to weigh in on EU anti-dumping measures
Tangiers, Morocco (AFP) March 20, 2017
Morocco's Tangiers to host Chinese industrial city
Sydney (AFP) March 24, 2017
China inks $4.6 billion deal for Australia mine project
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Dhaka (IANS) Mar 27, 2017
Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region. The agreement was inked by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Va ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Video game study suggests people will remain calm as the world ends
Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
SES is enabling disaster response and connecting affected communities
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
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China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Young Chinese jet set shop at Hong Kong's Art Basel
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
Huang Xiaoshuai and his wife last year splashed out $70,000 for a large painting of fish by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody - part of a growing clique of young, affluent Chinese art enthusiasts building their own high-end collections. The picture now hangs in their Shanghai home and the couple, along with other mainland collectors, have flown in to attend VIP events at this week's Art Bas ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Distraught Hong Kong villagers battle to save their homes
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened
Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
Moscow (AFP) March 24, 2017
Six Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chec ... more
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
Allies vow to destroy IS as attacks overshadow talks
Paris (AFP) March 23, 2017
World leaders stand with Britain after London attack
Cairo (AFP) March 23, 2017
10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings
Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
2017 has already seen a spate of bold statements by Russia and US officials about the development and testing of laser weapons in their countries; earlier this week, the US announced that it is preparing to test a new high-powered laser weapon which can be mounted on army trucks. On March 16, Lockheed Martin said that its new solid-state fiber laser can slice through targets with a record- ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
Glasgow, Scotland (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?


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