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May 22, 2015
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 20, 2015
A month-long conference at the United Nations to decide on an action plan for nuclear disarmament headed into a final stretch on Wednesday with no agreement in sight. More than 150 countries are taking part in the conference ending Friday on reviewing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a landmark document that seeks to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and technology. Talks have been deadlocked over demands by non-nuclear states for concrete steps from nuclear powers to reduce their arsen ... read more
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US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis
The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. ... more

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals
U.S. Foreign Military Sales program deals are in the works to provide multi-mission helicopters to Saudi Arabia and upgrades to Turkey's Phalanx weapon systems. ... more

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system
Exelis is to continue working with Leidos to evolve adaptive radar counter-measures, or ARC, for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. ... more
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China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations
China said Wednesday it was "severely concerned" over the arrest of one of its citizens in the US, one of six Chinese nationals charged with economic espionage. ... more


INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru
Indra will attend the V International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters, SITDEF 2015, which will take place in Lima (Peru) from May 14 to 17, to demonstrate it ... more
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S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years
The South Korean and Japanese defence ministers will hold talks for the first time in four years next week to discuss pressing regional issues including North Korea, Seoul said Thursday. ... more

IOC status for upgraded French AWACS aircraft
Modernized Airborne Warning and Control System planes of the French Air Force have gained initial operating capability status following testing and evaluation. ... more
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SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

India's Modi tells China to 'reconsider' approach

Beijing rebukes US over South China Sea islands row

Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration


Austal USA Shipyard launches new JHSV for Navy
A sixth joint high speed vessel for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has been launched by Austal USA Shipyard. ... more

Keel laid for new submarine
A keel laying ceremony has been held by the U.S. Navy for its 16th Virginia-class nuclear submarine, the future USS Indiana. ... more

Saab subsidiary to supply artillery training ammunition
Saab reports that its Swiss subsidiary is to produce explosive training artillery ammunition for an unidentified customer. ... more
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In privacy, Americans lack trust in government: poll
Americans are worried about the privacy of their online information, and have little confidence the government will keep that data secure, a poll showed Wednesday. ... more

French FREMM frigate test fires cruise missile
The French Navy's first FREMM frigate, the Aquitaine, has successfully conducted its first missile tests to verify the ship's and the weapons' capabilities. ... more
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Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

In the Field: SMAP Gathers Soil Data in Australia

Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety

Driest Place on Earth Hosts Life

I knew it was you by the sound of your whale voice

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'Natural' sounds improve mood and productivity


New F-35 work for Kongsberg Defense
Norway's Kongsberg Defense has received orders for structural parts and main landing gear panels for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike fighter. ... more

US charges China academics in trade theft scheme
US prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three university professors, with a years-long scheme to steal mobile phone technology trade secrets for Beijing's benefit. ... more

Australia enhancing Bushmaster self-defense capability
Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles of the Australian military are to receive upgraded self-defense capabilities from Electro Optic Systems. ... more

BAE Systems bids for Marine Corps amphibious vehicle contract
BAE Systems reports it has officially submitted its bid to the U.S. Marine Corps for a contract to build a new amphibious combat vehicle. ... more

Obama set to speed arms, training for Iraq tribes after Ramadi
US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from the Islamic State group. ... more
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Iraq's Sunni tribes feel deserted after Ramadi fall
They were always seen as the key to defeating the jihadists in their bastions but the fall of Ramadi has deepened the distrust that Iraq's Sunni tribes feel towards the government. ... more

Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia's army: OSCE
European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis said Thursday that two men captured by Kiev's troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters. ... more
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Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons

Seashell strength inspires stress tests

Researchers build new fermion microscope

Physicists observe real-time restructuring of electron cloud in attoseconds

Nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers turn light into color

San Francisco Launches HERO Clean Energy Program


Syria's Palmyra in peril as IS seizes ancient city


Afghanistan announces nominee for defence minister post


US blacklists Iraqi firm helping Iran buy Airbus planes


US taking 'hard look' at Iraq strategy after Ramadi fall


Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid


US says air raid in Syria killed two children


Gazans reach beyond blockade through start-up


Space Command Moving Quickly to Uphold US Space Supremacy


N. Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads


N Korea Readies Rocket to Orbit a Satellite in October

Iran rules out nuclear inspections of military sites

Army produces laser weapon demonstrator

US Air Force to Equip Fighter Jets with Laser Weapons by 2022

Work on Russia's Unitary System of Missile Warning on Schedule

AFIMSC activates detachment at AFSPC

Ideological mountain to climb for China-India business

Nuclear modernization programs threaten to prolong the nuclear era

IS enters Syria's Palmyra, threatening ancient site

Intelsat General Provide Links That Gets Military Supplies to Afghanistan

Russian activists say find fresh graves of soldiers killed in Ukraine

Despite US strikes, IS advances in Syria, Iraq

Ten nabbed in Canada's fight against radicalized youth

Ghosts of Iraq stalk 2016 White House race

Australia touts industry's contribution to F-35 program

Putin Praises New Defense Equipment Shown During Victory Day Parade

Israel buying $1.9 billion in smart bomb kits

UN announces Yemen talks, but govt demands rebel pullout

NATO's missile defense capability set for modernization

USMC F-35Bs undergoing shipboard operational tests

Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

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