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November 17, 2017
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Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature



Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two days after it cleared the House on a vote of 356 to 70. The bill is some $26 billion above Trump's initial ... read more

NUKEWARS
Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi to face Iran: defence chief
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Israel's military chief of staff said in an interview Thursday that his country was prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran's plans "to control the Middle East." ... more
NUKEWARS
China to send envoy to N. Korea, Trump hails 'big move'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China is set to dispatch a special envoy to North Korea on Friday, a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang m ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Sat ... more
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NUKEWARS
Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip. ... more
TECH SPACE
Lockheed Martin Achieves Long Range Discrimination Radar Critical Design Review On-Schedule
Moorestown NJ (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin completed a rigorous Critical Design Review (CDR) on Sept. 28 with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), demonstrating compliance to all te ... more
CYBER WARS
Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. ... more
CYBER WARS
Air Force awards contract to Ball Aerospace to protect against cyber attacks
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a modified contract for research and development to provide investigation and methodologies techniques to safeguard U.S. Air Force weapon systems from cyber attack. ... more
TERROR WARS
IS has lost 95% of its 'caliphate': US-led coalition
Amman (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The Islamic State group has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared three years ago in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition fighting it has said. ... more
NUKEWARS
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
Singapore (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday. ... more


North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites

MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract to exercise options to procure spares for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, or ESSM, Block I multi-year production requirements. ... more
SPACEMART
Space Launch plans UK industry tour
London, UK (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
The UK Space Agency is touring the country with industry workshops and public open evenings on LaunchUK - the campaign to enable small satellite rocket launches and sub-orbital flights from UK space ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Baikonur for Russia, Kazakhstan offers UAE Baikonur for launches
Dubai (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
United Arab Emirates Space Agency and Russia's space corporation Roscosmos plan to create a joint technical committee for the implementation of space projects. Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov tol ... more
CYBER WARS
'Fake news' becomes a business model: researchers
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of "fake news" and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under $10, security researchers said Thursday. ... more



Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense team on Tuesday announced that they have installed the 44th interceptor, the last installation of 2017 for the ground-based surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile defense system. The Department of Defense set out to increase America's long-range defense ballistic missiles to 44 interceptors by the end of 2017, with Boeing meeting the goal ahe ... more
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Lockheed Martin to test AGM-158 JASSM
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for Intelligence Test Instrumentations Kits for use on the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes, the company announced on Tuesday. The $44.1 million deal seeks to test the AGM-158 during flight, with Lockheed Martin saying these upgraded Intelligent Test ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
Raytheon sale of AMRAAMs to Norway approved by State Department
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome
Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec for image stabilization and object tracking.
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Alpha Unmanned Systems, manufacturer of the gasoline-powered helicopter UAV known as the Alpha 800, has signed a technology partnership with Sightec, an Israeli developer of pioneering video image stabilization and object detection software. "Sightec's on-board processing eliminates the shakiness caused by vibration on 1, 2 and 3 axes and makes the images recorded easier to analyze than ev ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East
Dubai UAE (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. The companies said that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon, an 84mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the United States, Britain and 38 other countries. Additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two d ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Donald Trump said Tuesday strong US ties with the Philippines were vital for military reasons, as he ended a trip to Manila in which he ignored allegations of mass murder under Rodrigo Duterte. The US president said he had repaired relations with the Philippines, which soured last year when the administration of former president Barack Obama criticised Duterte's drug war. "The (Philippin ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Trump hails 'fantasic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
US attorney general slams 'epidemic' of leaks to media
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Synthetic micromotors are tiny particles with dimensions less than the diameter of a human hair. Micromotors can undergo an autonomous motion in liquid environments, which can be driven by various mea ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Tribal justice awaits returning Iraqis who joined IS
Al-Obeidi, Irak (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
In the unforgiving deserts of Iraq, there is just one way to deal with defeated members of the Islamic State group who try to come home - tribal justice. No pardons are possible among tribes which have agreed among themselves to treat with the utmost severity those members who became jihadists. As for the families of IS members, many have already fled, fearing reprisals. The former ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch assault on last IS-held pocket
Beirut (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
IS recaptures last Syrian urban bastion in fierce fightback
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Millions mark key Shiite commemoration in Iraq holy city
Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip. The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, "will take place in waters ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority
Seoul (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites
Singapore (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
China imposes new rules on bank policy to curb risks
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
China has set new rules to curb risks at its policy banks, stepping up oversight of the country's financial system as Beijing looks to avert a feared debt crisis in the world's number two economy. For the first time, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will impose specific rules designed in part to reduce financial risk at three banks tasked with funding Beijing's pet projects and ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US industrial output rises as hurricane hit reverses
Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought trees down on utility lines carrying telephone and Internet service and knocked out cell phone towers, while Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the terrestrial communications infrastructure of Puer ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Dimming Sun's rays to cool planet will affect storms too: study
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
UN urges end to Myanmar attacks against Rohingya
Miami (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
15,000 scientists say threats to planet now 'far worse'
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang made the remarks at an annual academic conference on space science held from November 1 to 2 in Beijing. The service will also be provided in other regions in addition to its four major sites in Jiuqu ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China's most ubiquitous public performers - lively groups of primarily elderly women who show off their moves in outdoor squares - have been ordered to avoid dancing on graves and spreading superstitious beliefs. The dancers are known to blare old-school music from portable speakers, often taking over entire blocks in vibrant matching outfits. In a set of guidelines released Monday, th ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Activists renew push for Hong Kong independence
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Phuket, Thailand (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance
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IS has lost 95% of its 'caliphate': US-led coalition
Amman (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The Islamic State group has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared three years ago in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition fighting it has said. "Since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria," Washington's envoy to the coalition, Brett McGurk, said late Wednesday after a meeting in Jordan, using an ... more
Cairo (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Algeria minister says region under threat after IS defeats
Cairo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Egypt confirms death of leading jihadist in air strikes
Moscow (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Russia posts videogame image as 'proof' US helps IS: monitor
Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities
Bothell WA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems. ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
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