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September 24, 2017
NUKEWARS
US warplanes fly off NKorea coast; China says quake not nuke test



Washington (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions. The hermit state's foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" at the United Nations, while the US president fired back on Twitter with fresh threats. The latest exchange of bellicose rhetoric comes as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions - including a suggestion this week that ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
A Yemen rebel missile heading towards Saudi Arabia was intercepted late Saturday, the Arab military coalition said, in the midst of nationwide celebrations to mark the founding of the kingdom. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test
Washington (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq forces oust IS from northern town in drive on Hawija
Sharqat, Iraq (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iraqi forces achieved the first goal of a new offensive against the Islamic State group on just its second day Friday, capturing the northern town of Sharqat, a military source said. ... more
NUKEWARS
Pyongyang parades for Kim; Lavrov says US will not strike NKorea
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents were gathered in the capital's Kim Il-Sung Square Saturday to laud leader Kim Jong-Un's denunciation of US President Donald Trump. ... more
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NUKEWARS
US and Iran meet; Khamenei slams Trump's 'cowboy' speech
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Washington and Tehran's top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Policeman Ahmad regrets the day he detained a motorist at a checkpoint for possession of a gun without a licence, bringing the weight of Iraqi tribal customs down on his head. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings
Tehran (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. ... more
THE STANS
Iraq's Kurds set for contentious independence vote
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in a referendum set for Monday on independence for their autonomous northern region, despite warnings within the country and from neighbours Iran and Turkey. ... more
THE STANS
Kirkuk stocks up ahead of referendum; Turkey warns of 'security' steps
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Residents of the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk north of Baghdad were stocking up with supplies on Saturday ahead of the planned controversial referendum on independence for Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. ... more
UAV NEWS
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India this week. ... more


A-bombs and H-bombs explained

SUPERPOWERS
General's 'intervention' comment raises eyebrows in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
A general's comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil's corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Navy takes delivery of new attack submarine
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
The future U.S. Navy submarine USS Colorado, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics Electric Boat, has been delivered to the service. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Damen Shipbuilding highlights offshore patrol vessel activities
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Damen Shipyards Group is touting its building of offshore patrol vessels around the world ahead of the 12th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Electric Boat receives $5.1B contract for Columbia-class submarines
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $5.1 billion contract for development work on the Columbia-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine. ... more



To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues
Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter - yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down. The test follows one in August that saw another rocket soar over Hokkaido. In that case too, much-vaunted Japanese and US missile-intercept capabilities were not used. Now some in the United States are wo ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Orbital ATK launches Patriot system target vehicle
Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings
Tehran (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday. It also carried in-flight video fro ... more
Tehran (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Raytheon receives $31.5M contract for TOW missiles
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems
Drones can almost see in the dark
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. While commercial drones solve this problem using GPS, this only works outdoors, and is not very reliable, especially in urban environments. Furthermore, the conventional cameras mounted on drones work only when there is a high amount of light available, and the drone's speed has to be limited o ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin Unveils a New Lightweight Canister Launched Unmanned Aircraft System
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India
Orlando, FL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
US Air Force Academy to Use VBS3 and VBS Fires for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training
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
London, UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
Paris (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Logos Technologies gets DARPA contract for SilentHawk motorcycle
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Logos Technologies is receiving a second Phase 2 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the development of the SilentHawk hybrid electric motorcycle. The motorcycle combines a RedShift MX racing bike produced by Alta Motors with a front-wheel drive system and range extender developed by Logos. It is designed to produce minimum engine noise for use by soldiers be ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Sierra Nevada receives $205M contract for IED jammer support
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
DARPA Rolls Out Electronics Resurgence Initiative
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Oshkosh receives $466.8M contract for armored tactical trucks
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
A manufacturing capability will be established in the United States by Saab if it wins a contract with the U.S. Air Force for advanced T-X trainer aircraft. Saab, who is bidding with partner Boeing for the award, said it has already started the process to identify sites for the production facility. "The Boeing and Saab T-X is designed and purpose-built for the USAF training missi ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Britain suspends Myanmar training; Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
L3 Technologies acquires Doss Aviation
Washington (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
US Senate passes $700 bn defense spending bill
General's 'intervention' comment raises eyebrows in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
A general's comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil's corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985. The top Brazilian army commander, Eduardo Villas Boas, repeated earlier assurances Friday that the military "is committed to the consolidation of democracy." But the lack of any public disciplinary action against ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Facebook to give Russian ads to Congress, boost transparency
Bratislava (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Slovakia plans to meet NATO defence budget target by 2024
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
NATO chief backs UN peacekeepers across east Ukraine
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign of slowing. As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as motion become challenging to develop. An international group of researchers have put a literal twist on this challenge, demonstrating a new nanoscale ... more
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Iraq brings all remaining IS territory under attack
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State group under attack Thursday, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria. Security forces backed by paramilitary units launched a dawn assault on a besieged IS-held pocket around the northern town of Hawija, just days after attacking the jihadists' only oth ... more
Sharqat, Iraq (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iraq forces oust IS from northern town in drive on Hawija
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq
North Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US
Seoul (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military "equilibrium" with arch-enemy the United States with a full nuclear arsenal, forcing UN powers into fresh crisis talks. Kim Jong-Un successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding to the latest round of UN embargos over its sixth nuclear test with its furthest-ever missil ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A-bombs and H-bombs explained
Tehran (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings
Washington (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
US warplanes fly off NKorea coast; China says quake not nuke test
EU firms want 'concrete action' from China on access
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
European companies suffer from "promise fatigue" over China's failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China said Tuesday. The chamber issued an annual 400-page report detailing the regulatory barriers that continue to hinder investment in the world's second-largest economy. European businesses are "suffering from accumulated 'promise fatigue ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: media
Brussels (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Landmark EU, Canada trade deal enters into force
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China bank loans rebound in August
What now? Mexicans in shelters ask themselves after quake
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Erika Albarran, a 33-year-old street vendor, was feeding her baby when the 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico City. Both survived, but her home was damaged and now she's in a shelter, with no money, not knowing how to face the future. She, like thousands living in the capital, saw her daily life upended in the long seconds of the earthquake, which killed more than 270 people. It is e ... more
Roseau, Dominica (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
In Dominica, islanders stand strong despite chaos
San Juan (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Puerto Rico wants US aid after quake but not second-class treatment
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Frida, the four-legged heroine of Mexico's quake rescues
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. At 3:29 p.m. on Sunday, the cargo ship started to separate from the space lab under orders from the ground. After separation, it operated at an orbit of about 400 kilometers above the earth. Tianzhou-1 will continue to carry out experiments before it leaves orbit, and will gain exp ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
Spacecraft passes docking test
Patten on egg tarts and the future of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
In a suite at the harbourside Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong, Chris Patten is whipping through rounds of interviews before an important visit from his tailor. Having lost weight recently he needs new suits and running them up in the city, famous for its speedy and affordable couture, was preferable to taking them for alterations in London, he says. Britain's last governor in Hong K ... more
Datang, China (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
China lifts 10-year travel ban on feminist activist
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US-backed force says in 'final stages' of defeating IS in Raqa
Beirut (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
US-backed fighters said Wednesday they were in the "final stages" of capturing Raqa from the Islamic State group as waves of air strikes pounded the jihadists' Syrian bastion. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have now seized 90 percent of the extremists' de-facto Syrian capital, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor. Their advance is the latest ... more
Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law next week: defence chief
Washington (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia
Moscow (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Russia claims killing of IS 'minister of war' in Syria
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted with the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) system brought down five 10.8' wingspan Outlaw un ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
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Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal


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