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February 24, 2017
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Space aggressors jam AF, allies' systems



Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 24, 2017
The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is always gearing up for the next exercise in replicating enemy action against space-based and space-enabled systems. Teams of adversary subject matter experts regularly employ jamming techniques to train Air Force, joint and coalition personnel how to recognize, mitigate, counter and defeat threats. "Our mission is to train others," said Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Millspaugh, the 26th SAS superintendent. "Currently, Schriever is the o ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
China continues 'steady pattern' of S.China Sea militarization: experts
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Washington think-tank said Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report
Seoul (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother across the border with its reclusive northern neighbour, it was reported Thursday. ... more
UAV NEWS
U.S. Navy's wingman drone technology used in combat trials
Washington (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
U.S. Navy research teams recently completed combat trials with the branch's Tactical Battle Manager system using unmanned aerial vehicles. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
U.K., France to upgrade long-range Storm Shadow missiles
London (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Defense ministers from Britain and France inked a $183 million deal with MBDA Missile Systems to upgrade existing air-launched, long-range missiles. ... more
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UAV NEWS
Scientists train drones to land on moving targets
Cincinnati (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Scientists at the University of Cincinnati successfully trained drones to autonomously land on moving targets. Researchers say "fuzzy logic" was the key to their success. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Russia to lay down two submarines in 2017
Moscow (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Russia's Admirality Shipyards will lay down two new diesel-electric submarines in 2017, according to state media reports. ... more
UAV NEWS
Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army
Jerusalem (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Israeli warplanes on Thursday shot down over the Mediterranean a drone controlled by the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas, the army said. ... more
WAR REPORT
Top US general readies 'full range' of Syria options for Trump
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
The Pentagon's top officer on Thursday would not say if US ground forces will deploy to Syria to fight Islamic State jihadists, observing only that he is readying a "full range of options" for President Donald Trump. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq forces enter IS-held Mosul airport
Mosul Airport, Iraq (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Iraqi forces on Thursday thrust into Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014. ... more
TERROR WARS
IS forcing children, disabled into suicide cars: US general
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Islamic State jihadists are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the US-led coalition has said. ... more


Syria rebels say Al-Bab captured from IS jihadists

TECH SPACE
Raytheon gets contract for Silent Knight radar systems
Washington (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Raytheon received a $45.5 million contract modification for the delivery of Silent Knight Radar systems to the U.S. Special Operations Command. ... more
MILPLEX
UAE signs over $5 bln in deals at arms fair
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
The United Arab Emirates announced Thursday it signed contracts worth a total of more than $5 billion to purchase weaponry during its international arms fair in Abu Dhabi this week. ... more
TECH SPACE
Terma partner wins Indian radar contract
New Delhi (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
India's Nova Integrated Systems, in partnership with Terma AS, has signed an Indian Ministry of Defense contract to provide naval surface surveillance radar. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
General Dynamics gets enterprise communications contract
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency awarded General Dynamics with a $155 million contract to manage enterprise communications for combatant commands. ... more

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Raytheon developing new tool for war game assessment
Dulles, Va. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Raytheon is developing an automated assessment system for judging the effectiveness of 21st century weapons in war game scenarios. The first-of-its-kind tool, commissioned by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will automatically teach war game participants which weapons to use in every possible scenario, including missiles, kinetic interceptors, cyber and electronic warfare weapons. ... more
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UAE orders MBDA anti-ship missiles
Stevenage, England (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
MBDA reports it has been contracted to supply the United Arab Emirates navy with Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles. The number of missiles and contract details were not disclosed, but the weapons will be carried by the navy's high-speed multirole combat vessels. Each vessel will be equipped with four box launchers for the Marte Mk 2/N guided missiles, which are able to strike target ... more
London (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
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Berlin (UPI) Feb 17, 2017
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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones
Mont-De-Marsan, France (AFP) Feb 20, 2017
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, so ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army
Rome (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
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Russia showcases jam-proof communications system
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
A new system, based on the R-187-P1E Azart multi-mode portable software-defined radio, allows for the exchange of information even with enemy attempting to jam the broadcast. Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and Angstrem electronics company will unveil a new communications system based on the new generation radio sets at the IDEX-2017 expo in the United Arab Emirates, the export ... more
Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 24, 2017
Space aggressors jam AF, allies' systems
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Harris intros new wideband manpack radio system
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
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UAE orders battle management system from Harris
Melbourne, Fla. (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
The United Arab Emirates has given the Harris Corporation a two-year contract to provide its military with an integrated battle management system. The contract, issued under the UAE's Emirates Command & Control System Land Tactical System program, is worth $189 million. "This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management an ... more
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BAE Systems eyes defence spending by Trump
London (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
BAE Systems on Thursday delivered an optimistic outlook on government defence spending, in particular by the new US administration led by President Donald Trump. Posting flat annual profits of Pounds 913 million ($1.14 billion, 1.1 billion euros) a day after announcing a new chief executive, BAE said that "in the US... there are signs of a return to growth in defence budgets, with the new administ ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
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Germany to boost troops as US urges more defence spending
Berlin (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Germany will increase its military to nearly 200,000 troops over the next seven years, the defence ministry said Tuesday, a day after US Vice President Mike Pence urged European allies to boost their defence spending. Berlin had already announced last May its first increase in troop count since the Cold War, but the ministry said it was further revising numbers upwards. The Bundeswehr is ... more
Warsaw (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
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Brussels (AFP) Feb 20, 2017
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Iraq forces enter IS-held Mosul airport
Mosul Airport, Iraq (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Iraqi forces on Thursday thrust into Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014. Backed by jets, helicopter gunships and drones, forces blitzed their way across open areas south of Mosul and entered the airport compound, apparently meeting limited resistance but strafing the area for suspected snip ... more
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S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report
Seoul (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother across the border with its reclusive northern neighbour, it was reported Thursday. Kim Jong-Nam - the eldest son of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il - died on February 13 after being attacked by two women at a Kuala Lumpur airport in what is suspected to ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
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Trump plots 'tough policies' to return jobs from China
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
President Donald Trump huddled with US manufacturing moguls at the White House Thursday, discussing "tough policies" to bring "our jobs back" from places like China and Mexico. Seeking to codify protectionist rhetoric that helped propel him to an historic election win, Trump renewed his promise to overhaul the way America does business with the world. Between banter with CEOs from two do ... more
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
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London (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
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Civilians trickle towards Iraq forces in new Mosul assault
Al-Buseif, Iraq (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
On the edge of the village of Al-Buseif, captured overnight from the Islamic State group by Iraqi forces advancing on western Mosul, a federal policeman signalled to fleeing civilians. The small group of villagers, some carrying makeshift white flags, walked slowly along a dirt road in the valley below, metres (yards) from the western bank of the Tigris river. They were the first civilia ... more
Rome (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
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China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
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Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said. Television news footage showed long queues leading up to the packed football pitch of the Police Sports and Recreational Club in Kowloon, with off-duty and retired members of the force ma ... more
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China jails safety boss who was sacked over huge blast
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Shanghai (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
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IS forcing children, disabled into suicide cars: US general
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Islamic State jihadists are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the US-led coalition has said. The barbaric tactic, coupled with other increasingly desperate battlefield measures, is a sign the IS group knows defeat is inevitable, officials say. The jihadists have used exploding trucks, ... more
Beirut (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Syria rebels say Al-Bab captured from IS jihadists
London (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report
London (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
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