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March 29, 2017
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Trump pressured to approve defense deals with India



Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Two U.S. Senators have penned letters to President Donald Trump encouraging him to green light two pending defense deals with the Indian government. The letters, written by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas and Mark Warner, D-Va., were addressed to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson. The first letter calls for the approval of a plan to co-produce F-16 fighter aircraft within India's borders. The second focuses on a pending agreement to export General Atomi ... read more

UAV NEWS
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Two PhD students in National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group spent four years in developing the novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV), U-Lion as shown in Figure 1. U-Lio ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Poland to withdraw troops from Eurocorps force: official
Strasbourg, France (AFP) March 28, 2017
Poland will withdraw its contingent from the Eurocorps military group by 2020, a spokesman for the Strasbourg-based intergovernmental body said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
New talks on eve of Tillerson visit
Brussels (AFP) March 28, 2017
NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US general seeks weapons support for Ukraine
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2017
The commander of US forces in Europe said Tuesday that United States should consider arming Ukraine with defensive weapons as it fights Russian-backed rebels in the country's east. ... more
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General Atomics building ground control station for drones
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
General Atomics received a $39.5 million contract modification to support production for an unmanned aircraft system ground control station. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Saudi shoots down 'smuggled' Yemen rebel missiles
Riyadh (AFP) March 28, 2017
Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Raytheon tapped for two more MK 99 ship sets
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon with a $37 million contract modification to produce two additional MK 99 Mission Fire Control System sets. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan NGO worker detained by Chinese security units: wife
Taipei (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Taiwanese NGO worker who promoted democracy in China and went missing after visiting the mainland earlier this month has been detained there, his wife said Tuesday. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.K., France join forces for new anti-ship weapon
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Britain and France have inked an agreement to share the the cost of a new cruise missile program lead by MBDA Missile Systems. ... more
AEROSPACE
Serbia to receive MiG-29 fighters from Russia
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Serbia is to soon receive six Mikoyan MiG-29 jets from Russia as a gift, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said. ... more


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AEROSPACE
Harris touts reduced costs for F-35 components
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Harris Corporation says it has reduced by 64 percent the cost of its avionics ship sets for F-35 fighters and boasts a 99.8 percent production accuracy rate. ... more
AEROSPACE
Northrop Grumman gets contract mod for E-2D production
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Northrop Grumman received a $32.7 million contract modification to continue full-rate production for the U.S. Navy's Lot 5 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. ... more
THE STANS
Pakistan extends secret military courts
Islamabad (AFP) March 28, 2017
An expired Pakistani law allowing secret military courts to try civilians on terror charges was extended by the Senate for another two years Tuesday, despite stringent criticism from rights groups. ... more
WAR REPORT
China holds military drills near restive Myanmar border
Beijing (AFP) March 28, 2017
China's army held drills near its border with Myanmar on Tuesday, state media reported, in a show of strength from Beijing following weeks of clashes between ethnic rebels and Myanmar's military. ... more

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Saudi shoots down 'smuggled' Yemen rebel missiles
Riyadh (AFP) March 28, 2017
Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port. The coalition has said previously that it destroyed much of the Shiite rebels' missile capability early in its two-year-old bombing campaign and says persistent launches show they are receiving new deliveri ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Raytheon tapped for two more MK 99 ship sets
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks
Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017
Israel says it foiled Syrian ballistic missile threat
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
China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The New Arab reports Saudi Arabia granted the Chinese permission to move forward with the plan when the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology signed a partnership agreement with China Aerospace Science and Technology Co ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
General Atomics building ground control station for drones
Israel taps Elbit Systems for advanced radios
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a five-year Israeli Ministry of Defense contract for the supply of advanced radio systems. Hundreds of radio systems will be provided under the approximately $100 million cotract. Among the systems to be supplied by Elbit are hand-held, vehicle-mounted and airborne third-generation Software Defined Radios for advanced network services at a high ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Hensoldt, Leonardo offering Mode 5 IFF systems
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies
Cape Canaveral FL (UPI) Mar 19, 2017
Delta IV rocket launches military communications satellite
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U.S. Army studies 'third arm' device for soldiers
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying the use of a body-worn weapons mount for soldiers to carry and fire their weapons. The prototype mount is made of composite materials, weighs less than four pounds and is attached to a soldier's protective vest. "We're looking at a new way for the soldier to interface with the weapon," Zac Wingard, a mechanical engineer for the lab's ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
German companies partner for German army contracts
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
Trump pressured to approve defense deals with India
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Two U.S. Senators have penned letters to President Donald Trump encouraging him to green light two pending defense deals with the Indian government. The letters, written by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas and Mark Warner, D-Va., were addressed to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson. The first letter calls for the approval of a plan to co-produce F ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Mattis presses Congress for $30B defense hike
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
New talks on eve of Tillerson visit
Brussels (AFP) March 28, 2017
NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The ambassadors will discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as Afghanistan's security, and terrorism in the region, a NATO official said. "Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), I have ... more
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2017
US general seeks weapons support for Ukraine
Manila (AFP) March 27, 2017
Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
Washington (AFP) March 27, 2017
US Senate advances approval of Montenegro into NATO
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using advanced 3-D printing, Dartmouth College researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale. Nanomachines can already deliver medication and serve as computer memories at the tiny nanometer scale. By integrating a 3-D printing technique pioneered at Dartmouth's Ke Functional Materials Group, researchers may un ... more
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
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Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
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Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) March 27, 2017
Iraqi forces renewed their assault Monday against jihadists in Mosul's Old City, after days in which the battle was overshadowed by reports of heavy civilian casualties from air strikes. Iraqi forces began the massive operation to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group last month and have recaptured a series of neighbourhoods, but the battle poses a major threat to civilians in ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 28, 2017
US-led coalition 'probably' had role in Mosul civilian casualties
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 26, 2017
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Near Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 25, 2017
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US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 27, 2017
More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter 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
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
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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 28, 2017
WTO hands China partial win over EU in poultry spat
Sydney (AFP) March 24, 2017
China inks $4.6 billion deal for Australia mine project
Brussels (AFP) March 27, 2017
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Extreme space weather: Protecting our critical infrastructure
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new report from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) calls for bridging knowledge gaps and for better coordination at EU level to reduce the potential impact of space weather events. The sun shapes the space environment around the Earth. This so-ca ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Video game study suggests people will remain calm as the world ends
Dhaka (IANS) Mar 27, 2017
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Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
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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
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Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
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China's favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam pledged Sunday to mend political rifts after winning a vote dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms. The former career civil servant was chosen as next chief executive of the semi-autonomous city by a mainly pro-China committee. She was widely seen as Beijing's favourite candidate. Her main rival, ex- ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2017
Australia-based professor blocked from leaving China
Hong Kong (AFP) March 27, 2017
Hong Kong targets activists day after vote
Electronics ban on flights not a longterm solution: IATA boss
Montreal (AFP) March 28, 2017
British and US bans on laptops and tablet computers in flight cabins are not sustainable in the long term, the head of the association representing airlines said Tuesday. "The current measures are not acceptable as a long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association. "Even in the s ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Smiths Detection tapped for airport security
Tehran (AFP) March 27, 2017
IS releases video threatening Iran
Moscow (AFP) March 24, 2017
Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Researchers in Germany are trying to use a massive light array to generate clean energy. This week, the scientists switched on their Synlight experiment, a collection of 149 film projector spotlights on steroids. Together the lights can generate the radiation of 10,000 suns, making the world's biggest solar simulator. When concentrated on a single point, the lights can produce temperatu ... more
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?
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
U.S. Air Force buys additional laser materials


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