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June 26, 2017
SPACEWAR
Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth's Orbit



Plesetsk Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that the Soyuz rocket has successfully put a military satellite to the Earth's orbit. A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully taken a military satellite to the Earth's orbit after blasting off earlier on Friday from the Plesetsk space port in northwestern Russia, its Defense Ministry said. "The spacecraft, which was launched in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, has been placed into orbit as scheduled, its control has been taken ov ... read more

SPACEWAR
New Satellite Gives India the Edge Along the Border
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
With the ability to zoom in on areas less than 0.6 meters, India's Cartosat-2 series satellite will allow the Indian Army to keep an eagle eye on hostile activities on the border, said experts on th ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows
Seoul (AFP) June 26, 2017
South Korea's dovish new President Moon Jae-In - who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North - heads to Washington this week for talks with his hawkish US counterpart Donald Trump, as Pyongyang defies international sanctions to accelerate its missile programme. ... more
UAV NEWS
Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for General Atomics MQ-9B
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide avionics systems for General Atomics Aeronautical System MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted vehicle. ... more
UAV NEWS
Unmanned helo completes French navy flight trials
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Schiebel of Austria reports that its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System has successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy. ... more
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UAV NEWS
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
A radar and laser beam system for detecting and destroying drones has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. ... more
UAV NEWS
General Atomics finishes key cockpit review for drone program
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has finished its critical design review for the Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station for unmanned aerial vehicles. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Deputy head of the Russia's "Luch" laboratory Aleksander Pavkin said that a small-scale power source created in laboratory will be completely safe with respect to radiation, since the isotope does n ... more
MILTECH
First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret. ... more
MILTECH
Lockheed debuts C-130J variant for special operations forces
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
A new variant of the C-130J Super Hercules, specifically configured for special operations use, has officially been unveiled by Lockheed Martin. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Arete Associates is being awarded a $8.5 million contract for the production of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis subassemblies. ... more


New torpedo planned for French navy passes qualification firing

FLOATING STEEL
Metal Shark Boats receives patrol vessel contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Gravois Aluminum Boats has received a $16.2 million contract for the construction of Near Coastal Patrol Vessels for U.S. Southern Command partner nations ... more
FLOATING STEEL
BAE System, QinetiQ partnering on electric drive system
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
BAE Systems is partnering with QinetiQ to develop electric drive systems for military ground combat vehicles. BAE will provide its expertise in development, manufacturing, and testing of vehicle systems, while QinetiQ will offer its electric drive systems. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Austal, ASC team to build Aussie frigates
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Austal Limited and ASC Shipbuilding have teamed up for the chance to build SEA5000 future frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. ... more
AEROSPACE
Britain readies base for arrival of F-35 jets next year
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The British Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday it issued the last of seven contracts to enable a Royal Air Force base for F-35 Lightning II aircraft beginning next year. ... more



Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Tue ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Raytheon, Kongsberg to bid for Navy missile contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen are to offer their Naval Strike Missile to the U.S. Navy's for use on littoral combat ships and future frigates. The offering for the Navy's Over-the-Horizon program will be made prior to the June 23 deadline, Raytheon announced on Wednesday. The NSM is a long-range, precision missile for use against heavily defended land and sea targets. Raytheon s ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
IAI test fires new surface-to-surface missile
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
New SM-6 missile variant to begin at-sea testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Raytheon receives $618 million contract for SM-2 missiles
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
A radar and laser beam system for detecting and destroying drones has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. The system, called Drone Dome, has a range of up to several miles and causes minimal interruptions to other systems in nearby urban areas, the company said during at the Paris Air Show. "The threat posed by drones and packs of ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for General Atomics MQ-9B
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Unmanned helo completes French navy flight trials
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
General Atomics finishes key cockpit review for drone program
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The contract is in support of the Special Operations Commands Capital Equipment Replacement Program, which includes replacing legacy models of man portable ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Singapore (SPX) May 30, 2017
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret. The upgrade was completed at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., by Raytheon technicians, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Friday. The MTAS replaces the Emerson 901 turret in use on the LAV si ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed debuts C-130J variant for special operations forces
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Elbit debuts loitering munition system
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Australia tests combat recon vehicles
Weapons found after shots fired in oil field: Saudi
Riyadh (AFP) June 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said Monday it had seized weapons from a boat captured after the navy fired warning shots at vessels approaching a Gulf oil platform, at a time of tensions with Iran and Qatar. Three small boats entered Saudi territorial waters at about 8:30 pm on Friday and "headed at speed towards platforms of (the) Saudi oil field of Marjan", a government statement said. Saudi naval force ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
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US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. The Justice Department said Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia had sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty. ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Ulan Bator (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging. By combining chemistry and nanotechnology, the research community in recent years has developed a kind of extremely small nanoclusters consisting of only a few noble metal atoms ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
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Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 25, 2017
Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed, the jihadists only controlled about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said. Lieuten ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: officials
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
Iran nuclear chief urges West to save historic deal
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk
Paris (AFP) June 23, 2017
Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan often ask themselves where would they be now if their parents had not left Iraq when they were children. Would they be fighting against Islamic State like their cousins back in Kirkuk? What is almost certain they would not be showing their first collection at Paris fashion week sandwiched in Friday's schedule between storied brands such as Berluti and Comm ... more
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
FLIR awarded $17.9 million contract for Coast Guard surveillance systems
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both sides. Speaking to journalists Monday on the sidelines of the international aviation show i ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens, state media said Tuesday. It is the latest use of the technology in China, where it has been used by fast-food chain KFC to predict orders and in public restrooms to foil toilet paper thefts. This time, cities in four p ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
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Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 25, 2017
The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire erupted as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 23, 2017
Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitor
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook
Bamako (AFP) June 19, 2017
Two dead as suspected jihadists attack Mali tourist resort
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency is looking into acquiring and deploying a laser-armed drone to intercept and shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. The MDA Advanced Technology Directorate has said it needs a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with sufficient payload capacity to carry a high-energy laser. It would be designed to intercept ICBMs during their boost ph ... more
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array


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