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June 23, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails



Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Tuesday evening's test saw a medium-range ballistic target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Ka ... read more

NUKEWARS
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula - days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. ... more
NUKEWARS
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Seoul (AFP) June 22, 2017
North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a "psychopath" as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
SM-3 Block IIA missile fails intercept test
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Japan Ministry of Defense conducted a intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA in the ocean off Hawaii. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace signs its initial launch contract for the new Vega C launcher
Paris (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Arianespace, which is sharing a chalet with ArianeGroup at this year's Paris Air Show, is focused on the future with the announcement of a first contract for the future Vega C launcher, while gearin ... more
TECH SPACE
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Some problems are so challenging to solve that even the most advanced computers need weeks, not seconds, to process them. Now a team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Unive ... more
TECH SPACE
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. This same magnetic attraction or repulsion is also being consid ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to orbit Airbus' upcoming constellation of observation satellites
Paris (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Airbus Defence and Space and Arianespace has announced the signature of the launch services contract for the next generation of very-high-resolution optical observation satellites. Two VEGA C launch ... more
INTERNET SPACE
X-ray eyes in the sky: Drones and WiFi for 3-D through-wall imaging
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique ... more


Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

WAR REPORT
Blast hits western Turkey near NATO facility: state media
Ankara (AFP) June 22, 2017
A blast on Thursday hit the western Turkish city of Izmir, close to a NATO military facility, but there were no casualties, state media reported. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's "Hadba" leaning minaret, whose destruction has been blamed on jihadists, was one of the most beloved landmarks of Iraq, its Pisa and Eiffel towers all rolled into one. ... more
WAR REPORT
Jihadist destruction in Iraq and Syria
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
Iraqi officials say jihadists have blown up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the mosque where the Islamic State group's leader appeared in 2014 and urged Muslims to join his "caliphate". ... more
WAR REPORT
US-led coalition building jihadist database: envoy
Herzliya, Israel (AFP) June 22, 2017
The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group is building a database of foreign fighters to track jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria at home, a senior US official said Thursday. ... more



Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Tue ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
IAI test fires new surface-to-surface missile
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries has announced a successful firing trial of its new long-range LORA missile against a pre-planned target. LORA, or long-range artillery weapon system, is made up of a tactical ground-to-ground missile with a range of nearly 249 miles and a precision range of 32 feet of better. In the firing trial, part of a conclusive stage for the sale of the system to ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Raytheon, Kongsberg to bid for Navy missile contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
SM-3 Block IIA missile fails intercept test
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
New SM-6 missile variant to begin at-sea testing
Pentagon Builds Robo-Wingmen to Fly With Manned Fighter Jets
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Jun 21, 2017
A California-based defense company this week announced that it will be rolling out a new set of drones to fly as robotic wingmen for human fighter pilots. Kratos Defense and Security Solutions developed the UTAP-22 Mako with funding from DIUx, the US Defense Department's Silicon Valley laboratory. Kratos, with the backing of the Air Force Research Labs, has also separately showcased the XQ ... more
Brussels (AFP) June 16, 2017
EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Insitu receives $45 million contract extension for SOCOM UAVs
Beirut (AFP) June 20, 2017
US-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The contract is in support of the Special Operations Commands Capital Equipment Replacement Program, which includes replacing legacy models of man portable ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Singapore (SPX) May 30, 2017
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Elbit debuts loitering munition system
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
SkyStriker, a tactical and loitering aerial munition system for precise airstrikes, has been spotlighted at the Paris Air Show by Elbit Systems Ltd. of Israel. SkyStriker is a remotely operated electro-optical munition that is capable of locating and striking targets marked by an operator on the ground. It features an electric propulsion system that provides a low acoustic signature and ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
NCI wins place on $37.4B C4ISR-related contract vehicle
Prague (AFP) June 14, 2017
Prague aims to halt EU gun control law
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Gentex receives $51 million contract for helmets
Weapons found after shots fired in oil field: Saudi
Riyadh (AFP) June 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said Monday it had seized weapons from a boat captured after the navy fired warning shots at vessels approaching a Gulf oil platform, at a time of tensions with Iran and Qatar. Three small boats entered Saudi territorial waters at about 8:30 pm on Friday and "headed at speed towards platforms of (the) Saudi oil field of Marjan", a government statement said. Saudi naval force ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
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US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. The Justice Department said Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia had sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty. ... more
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Russian jet conducts 'unsafe' intercept of US plane
Beijing (AFP) June 19, 2017
China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging. By combining chemistry and nanotechnology, the research community in recent years has developed a kind of extremely small nanoclusters consisting of only a few noble metal atoms ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
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Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
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Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's "Hadba" leaning minaret, whose destruction has been blamed on jihadists, was one of the most beloved landmarks of Iraq, its Pisa and Eiffel towers all rolled into one. The Hadba, "hunchback" in Arabic, was completed in the 12th century and stood as the last remnant of the original Nuri mosque, whose rebuilt version was also destroyed on Wednesday. The Islamic State group was said ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance
Baghdad (AFP) June 21, 2017
IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
Covering Mosul: a deadly city in a dangerous country
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula - days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. The meeting between State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Trump at the White House on Thursday also came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to step up diplomatic and econo ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
N. Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Warmbier death
Seoul (AFP) June 22, 2017
N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
FLIR awarded $17.9 million contract for Coast Guard surveillance systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
FLIR Surveillance has been awarded a $17.9 million for the procurement of Forward Looking Infra-red SAFIRE 380 systems for the Coast Guard, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The contract includes parts, control units, installation, software, engineering and logistical support for the systems. 19 FLIRs will be procured for the Coast Guard's HC-27J surveillance plane fleet. ... more
Lisbon (AFP) June 18, 2017
Portugal forest fire kills 24, injures 20
Batang Hari, Indonesia (AFP) June 16, 2017
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
Paris (AFP) June 16, 2017
Europe's dilemma - how to deal with returning jihadists
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With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both sides. Speaking to journalists Monday on the sidelines of the international aviation show i ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
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Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
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Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
Google is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors. The measures announced Sunday come on the heels of similar efforts unveiled by Facebook last week, and follow a call by the Group of Seven leaders last month for the online giants to do more to curb online extremist content. "While ... more
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