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May 22, 2017
NUKEWARS
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment



Seoul (AFP) May 22, 2017
North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and develop a weapon capable of striking US targets. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the North's leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw Sunday's launch, which sparked a fresh chorus of international condemnation and threats of tougher sanctions. It was the latest in a series of launches this year, as Pyongyang steps up its efforts to ... read more

NUKEWARS
Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China on Monday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China backs security services after spy deaths report
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China on Monday defended its right to investigate actions threatening national security but declined to comment on a report that authorities killed or jailed up to 20 CIA sources. ... more
MILPLEX
Raytheon in partnership with Saudi company
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Raytheon is entering into a strategic partnership with the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company for technology development and defense-related projects. ... more
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MILPLEX
Lockheed Martin secures $28 billion in Saudi contracts
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin has secured a major contract with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The $28 billion program includes air and missile defense systems, aircraft, helicopters, and logistical support. ... more
MILPLEX
Boeing expands business ties with Saudis
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Boeing is strengthening business ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the area of defense products, the company reports. ... more
MILPLEX
US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House
Riyadh (AFP) May 20, 2017
Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump's visit to the traditional US ally. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Six more Japanese detained in China
Tokyo (AFP) May 22, 2017
Six Japanese citizens have been detained in China for alleged illegal activities, officials in both nations said Monday, more than doubling the number previously held in the country. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays
Istanbul (AFP) May 22, 2017
Russia agreed Monday to lift some trade sanctions against Turkey imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane over the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 but kept in place a contentious ban on tomatoes. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel Military Industries has unveiled a new precision rocket system for special forces' use in urban environments and distances as much as 27 miles. ... more


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MILTECH
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
The first pre-production Piranha 8x8 armored personnel carriers have been delivered to Denmark by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag. ... more
MILTECH
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh Defense announced a $33 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for the delivery of 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. ... more
MILTECH
Australia receives new military trucks
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
A first batch of new-generation Rheinmetall trucks and Haulmark trailers has been delivered to the Australian Army's 7th Brigade. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
General Atomics receives Ford-class carrier contract
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
General Atomics has received a $195.2 million contract modification for the advanced arresting gear of the CVN-80 Enterprise aircraft carrier currently under construction. ... more



Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Riyadh (AFP) May 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias", and it fell over an unpopulated area 180 kilometres from Riyadh, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement. ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel Military Industries has unveiled a new precision rocket system for special forces' use in urban environments and distances as much as 27 miles. The ACCULAR system was developed in response to the needs of special forces who may operate beyond the range of traditional artillery fire support. The system is a 122mm rocket with a 44-pound penetration or controlled fragmentatio ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
IAI supplying missile systems to India
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Israeli missile ship receives new radar
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Raytheon contracted for support of the MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer space, from a la ... more
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract
London (AFP) May 16, 2017
UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. Very low frequency radio communications interact with and influence particles in space. These interactions can sometimes yield a protective barrier, blocking incoming high energy particles. The barrier has been detected by NASA's Van Allen Probes, robotic spacecraft tasked with surveying Earth' ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh Defense announced a $33 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for the delivery of 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. The first vehicles are expected to be delivered by June 2017, and a total of 164 P-19Rs will arrive by 2019. "The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, state-of-the-art expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Australia receives new military trucks
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Development of Textron's Fury glide munition completed
Raytheon in partnership with Saudi company
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Raytheon is entering into a strategic partnership with the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company for technology development and defense-related projects. The partnership comes under a memorandum of understanding signed Saturday in Riyadh and witnessed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and visiting U.S. President Donald J. Trump. "This strategic partnership is the nex ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Boeing expands business ties with Saudis
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin secures $28 billion in Saudi contracts
Jerusalem (AFP) May 21, 2017
Israel signs $630-mln defence deal with India
China backs security services after spy deaths report
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China on Monday defended its right to investigate actions threatening national security but declined to comment on a report that authorities killed or jailed up to 20 CIA sources. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Beijing had systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in China beginning in late 2010, in one of the worst US intelligence breaches in decades. At least a dozen ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
Tokyo (AFP) May 22, 2017
Six more Japanese detained in China
Istanbul (AFP) May 22, 2017
Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers headed by Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier, Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala and Prof. Dr. Andreas Gorling has ... more
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IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) May 20, 2017
Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on Saturday. The bombings, which hit Iraq the previous night, came as Iraqi forces battle IS in Mosul in a massive operation launched more than seven months ago to retake the country's second city from the jihadists. In Baghdad, su ... more
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Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 18, 2017
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Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission o ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 22, 2017
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties
Tehran (AFP) May 18, 2017
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Asia ministers in push for China-led free trade pact
Hanoi (AFP) May 22, 2017
Asian trade ministers met Monday to hammer out the terms of a massive China-led pact that has taken centre stage as Washington pulls away from regional free trade deals in favour of bilateral agreements. The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is poised to become the largest free trade agreement in the world, covering about half of its population. It notably exc ... more
Mumbai (AFP) May 18, 2017
India's IT industry body slams mass layoff reports
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 22, 2017
DR Congo, China most affected by displacements in 2016: report
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
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A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
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Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Hong Kong (AFP) May 19, 2017
Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. The semi-autonomous city still enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland, but in recent years there has been increasing unrest. There have been rallies for democratic reform and an indep ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
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Pentagon plans to 'annihilate' IS fighters
Washington (AFP) May 19, 2017
President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to "annihilate" the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. The move to encircle then kill as many jihadists in place as possible - rather than letting them exit a city and targeting them as they flee - reflects an increased urgency to stop bat ... more
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