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July 28, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials



Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson has completed its builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Huntington Ingalls announced this week. The Johnson underwent basic testing of its main propulsion, controls, and other ships systems in the Gulf out of Pascagoula, Miss. It is expected to be home-ported at Naval Station Everett, Wash, following its commissioning later this year. The ship draws its name from Medal of Honor recipient PFC Ralph Johnson who died protecting fellow Marines d ... read more

NUKEWARS
Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'
Pyongyang (AFP) July 27, 2017
In heavy rain, North Koreans put down their umbrellas to bow before the mausoleum of founder Kim Il Sung and his son on Thursday as the country marked the end of the Korean War, which it calls Victory Day. ... more
NUKEWARS
US slams 'provocative' Iran satellite-launch rocket test
Washington (AFP) July 27, 2017
The United States on Thursday hit out at Iran over its test of a satellite-launch rocket, calling it an act that undermined regional stability and saying it appeared to violate UN Security Council resolutions. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief
Hong Kong (AFP) July 27, 2017
Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". ... more
NUKEWARS
Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $72.6 million contract modification for integration and technical support for the Air Force's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE
Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition
Riyadh (AFP) July 28, 2017
A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said. ... more
MILPLEX
Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2017
Japan's hawkish defence minister resigned Friday over a long-brewing scandal involving the handling of military documents, in a major political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ... more
IRAQ WARS
In the ruins of Mosul, a hunt for the missing
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 27, 2017
In Mosul, the missing are everywhere, their families hunting through the ruined Iraqi city for traces of lost husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters. ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing signs $1 bn contract with Dassault Systemes
Paris (AFP) July 25, 2017
US aerospace giant Boeing has signed a billion-dollarcontract with French industrial software company Dassault Systemes to modernise its production system, French media said Tuesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
CPI Aero signs contract with Sikorsky Black Hawk fuel assemblies
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
CPI Aerostructures has secured a five-year contract worth $21 million to manufacture and supply fuel panel assemblies for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. ... more
AEROSPACE
Grob 120TP training aircraft ready for British military use
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Affinity Flying Training Services has announced that the Grob 120TP Prefect has received Military Release to Service as a British training aircraft, Elbit Systems announced on Monday. ... more


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AEROSPACE
Bell, PGZ to cooperate on military helicopters for Poland
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Bell Helicopter and PGZ of Poland plan to cooperate on the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter being offered for the country's military modernization program. ... more
AEROSPACE
Kaman renews deal to make H-60 helicopter cockpits
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Kaman Aerospace Corporation has signed a five-year contract with Sikorsky outlining the pricing and conditions for manufacturing H-60 helicopter cockpits. ... more
AEROSPACE
Air Force grounds C-5 Galaxy jets at Dover Air Force Base
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
The Air Force grounded all C-5 Galaxy cargo jets operating out of Dover Air Force Base, Del., due to the second malfunction of nose landing gear in as many months. ... more
AEROSPACE
Leidos receives $64 million task order for ARL-E surveillance planes
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Leidos has received a $64 million task order for the integration and demonstration of the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced ground surveillance and intelligence aircraft, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more



US to test anti-missile system in Alaska
Washington (AFP) July 24, 2017
The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said a routine test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had been scheduled to go ahead "soon." "These tests are done as a routin ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials
Riyadh (AFP) July 28, 2017
Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Two countries order Rheinmetall air defense systems
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries. The two orders are worth a combined total of more than $250 million, the company announced on Tuesday. A new customer country ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems, a third-generation system for protecting critical facilities and infrastruc ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Raytheon receives Standard Missile contract for U.S., foreign navies
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Raytheon, Lockheed to upgrade Javelin missile system
Ankara (AFP) July 25, 2017
Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan
Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
An Unmanned System refers to the autonomous agent possessing the capability of basic sensing, communication, data processing and actuation. Formation control of unmanned systems has become one of the most active topics in the past decade. The objective is to drive multiple agents to achieve particular tasks cooperatively. Usually, appropriate reference positions or distances are required t ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
AeroVironment supplying small UAS to Australia
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Insitu receives contract for Afghan ScanEagle UAS services
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. The system, mounted on C-17 cargo planes, provided plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground audio, video, and data communications to the 1st Brigade's commander and subordinate commander ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
BAE, Gorizioni Group partner on BvS10 all-terrain vehicle
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
BAE Systems and the Gorizioni Group SpA have entered an agreement for the joint support of the BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicle. The agreement would increase cooperation on marketing and sales of the BvS10 along with engineering and maintenance support. The companies have already collaborated on the older BV206 ATV. "Our new, extended agreement with Goriziane Group further demon ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Raytheon receives $75 million Small Diameter Bomb II contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
BAE testing new monitoring system for military bridges
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
China military setting up technology research agency
Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2017
Japan's hawkish defence minister resigned Friday over a long-brewing scandal involving the handling of military documents, in a major political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe, who has seen his popularity plummet in recent weeks over controversies including claims he showed favouritism to a friend in a business deal, immediately apologised to the nation over the saga. "I feel a ke ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
White House to issue executive order on defense industry sourcing
Washington (AFP) July 21, 2017
Pentagon trims Pakistan military aid over Haqqani inaction
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China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan. Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of ... more
Manila (AFP) July 25, 2017
China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Sweden plans large joint military exercise with NATO
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The p ... more
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
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In the ruins of Mosul, a hunt for the missing
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 27, 2017
In Mosul, the missing are everywhere, their families hunting through the ruined Iraqi city for traces of lost husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters. Squatting on the edge of a crater under the burning sun of an Iraqi summer, Khaled Fizaali watches as a digger of the Civil Defence service pulls up a jumble of iron bars, concrete and wood. The smell of decay rises ... more
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) July 24, 2017
Cardinal hails 'rebirth' of Iraqi Christian town
Tehran (AFP) July 23, 2017
Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'
Pyongyang (AFP) July 27, 2017
In heavy rain, North Koreans put down their umbrellas to bow before the mausoleum of founder Kim Il Sung and his son on Thursday as the country marked the end of the Korean War, which it calls Victory Day. There had been widespread speculation in US and South Korean intelligence circles that the North might choose to mark the anniversary with a fresh missile launch, following its first succe ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US detects signs of new NKorea missile test
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China's massive trade surplus while the European Union and US companies have complained about a lack of access to the huge mark ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 27, 2017
S. Korea's growth slows in Q2 amid falling exports
Beijing (AFP) July 26, 2017
China to change state-owned firms into corporations
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Smart sensors could save lives
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve on safety, a team from KAUST is using 3D printing to develop a cheap, reliable system to signal danger. Existing early warning systems rely on satellite monitoring, watch towers or expensive fixed sensors. The system, developed by a team led by Associate Professor ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
New phase change mechanism could lead to new class of chemical vapor sensors
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign governments who welcome him. Botswana Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told law ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
Chinese police detain suspected pyramid scheme protesters
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report
Hong Kong (AFP) July 26, 2017
Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday. Around 150,000 of the city's army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, acc ... more
Bamako (AFP) July 25, 2017
Four Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack
Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Abuja (AFP) July 22, 2017
Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
It's been a "dynamic year" for Army space and missile defense, with a multi-domain task force being formed, a new nanosatellite set to launch soon, and more powerful laser weapons in the works, said Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson. Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military


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