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July 26, 2017
NUKEWARS
US detects signs of new NKorea missile test



Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
The Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is prepping for another missile test, a US defense official said Tuesday, as the United States cited progress in pushing China to impose tough new UN sanctions. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that if the test goes ahead, it would "probably" occur on July 27, which is the 64th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. The date is a public holiday in the nuclear-armed North and celebrated as Victory Da ... read more

NUKEWARS
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots Tuesday at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat in the Gulf as it closed in on the American vessel, officials said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China urges US to stop 'unfriendly' recon flights
Beijing (AFP) July 25, 2017
China on Tuesday called on the United States to stop "unfriendly" and "dangerous" military flights after two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American surveillance plane over the East China Sea. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Sweden plans large joint military exercise with NATO
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
The Swedish military has released a statement announcing plans to hold its largest joint military exercise in years with NATO members this September. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference
Manila (AFP) July 25, 2017
Beijing urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and "say no" to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent swipe at the United States ahead of a regional summit. ... more
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MILPLEX
GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report describing a sting operation that revealed serious flaws in the Defense Logistics Agency's Law Enforcement Support Office program for surplus controlled equipment. ... more
NUKEWARS
US sees progress in push for 'pretty serious' N. Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 25, 2017
US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said there was progress in talks with China on imposing what she termed as "pretty serious" new UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its first ICBM launch. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Sri Lanka finalises $1.12 bn port deal with China
Colombo (AFP) July 25, 2017
Sri Lanka's government Tuesday approved the sale to China of a majority stake in a loss-making but strategically-sited deep sea port for more than a billion dollars, the ports minister said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties
Panama City (AFP) July 25, 2017
Panama announced Tuesday it has opened an embassy in China after cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan in June. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan
Ankara (AFP) July 25, 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Two countries order Rheinmetall air defense systems
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries. ... more


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ROBO SPACE
A new method of cooperative control of multiple unmanned surface vehicles
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The 21st century is a century of ocean. Ocean contains rich resources such as biology, oil and gas, mineral products, and etc., and it becomes the strategic space and resource base for the survival ... more
UAV NEWS
AeroVironment supplying small UAS to Australia
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
UAS-manufacturer AeroVironment formally signed contracts on Tuesday to deliver its Wasp AE unmanned aerial system to the Australian Defense Force, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
CYBER WARS
Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol
The Hague (AFP) July 25, 2017
Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
BAE Systems developing new sonar for U.S. Navy submarines
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
BAE Systems' researchers will design sonar capabilities for U.S. Navy submarines to maximize the vessels' detection range and improve their target identification. ... more



US to test anti-missile system in Alaska
Washington (AFP) July 24, 2017
The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said a routine test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had been scheduled to go ahead "soon." "These tests are done as a routin ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Vilnius (AFP) July 11, 2017
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games
Seoul (AFP) July 11, 2017
San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor
Two countries order Rheinmetall air defense systems
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries. The two orders are worth a combined total of more than $250 million, the company announced on Tuesday. A new customer country ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems, a third-generation system for protecting critical facilities and infrastruc ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Raytheon receives Standard Missile contract for U.S., foreign navies
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Raytheon, Lockheed to upgrade Javelin missile system
Ankara (AFP) July 25, 2017
Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan
AeroVironment supplying small UAS to Australia
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
UAS-manufacturer AeroVironment formally signed contracts on Tuesday to deliver its Wasp AE unmanned aerial system to the Australian Defense Force, the company announced on Tuesday. The WASP UAS will be delivered over a three-year period AeroVironment, with Australian partner XTEK, will provide local maintenance, training and field support for the aircraft. "This contract to suppl ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract
Singapore (AFP) July 19, 2017
Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. The system, mounted on C-17 cargo planes, provided plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground audio, video, and data communications to the 1st Brigade's commander and subordinate commander ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance has received a $49.1 million modification to an existing contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle modification kits and installation. The modification, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, is for the acquisition and modification work of 276 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal 1 kits and two sets of spare parts. This will be used to upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report describing a sting operation that revealed serious flaws in the Defense Logistics Agency's Law Enforcement Support Office program for surplus controlled equipment. The report details how the GAO formed a fictitious law enforcement agency and arranged for the transfer of $1.2 million in controlled equipment from the Department of D ... more
Washington (AFP) July 21, 2017
Pentagon trims Pakistan military aid over Haqqani inaction
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
White House to issue executive order on defense industry sourcing
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Raytheon lobbyist to be nominated for Army secretary
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China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan. Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of ... more
Manila (AFP) July 25, 2017
China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Sweden plans large joint military exercise with NATO
Kiev (AFP) July 21, 2017
International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The p ... more
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
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Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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Cardinal hails 'rebirth' of Iraqi Christian town
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) July 24, 2017
A French cardinal hailed the "rebirth" of Iraq's devastated main Christian town of Qaraqosh on Monday, where residents are returning following two years of jihadist rule. Taking part in mass in the town's cathedral, Lyon's Archbishop Cardinal Philippe Barbarin spoke of both "sadness" and "hope" on returning to the town, which he had previously visited just a month before the Islamic State g ... more
Tehran (AFP) July 23, 2017
Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) July 21, 2017
Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State
BAE awarded $45.2 million ICBM contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $45.2 million modification to an existing contract for development work on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The modification provides for planning, management, integration and engineering services for GBSM development. Work will be conducted at Hill ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US detects signs of new NKorea missile test
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill. "Even though ... more
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
Smart sensors could save lives
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve on safety, a team from KAUST is using 3D printing to develop a cheap, reliable system to signal danger. Existing early warning systems rely on satellite monitoring, watch towers or expensive fixed sensors. The system, developed by a team led by Associate Professor ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The last survivors on Earth
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign governments who welcome him. Botswana Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told law ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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Four Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack
Bamako (AFP) July 25, 2017
At least four civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali on Tuesday, security and official sources said. The ethnic Tuareg victims were sleeping when the attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday near the Niger border. Others there managed to flee the area, a local official said. The Tuareg encampment, some 44 kilometres ( ... more
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It's been a "dynamic year" for Army space and missile defense, with a multi-domain task force being formed, a new nanosatellite set to launch soon, and more powerful laser weapons in the works, said Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson. Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile ... more
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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military


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