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April 28, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system



Seoul (AFP) April 28, 2017
Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. The first parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system have already been delivered to a former golf course in the South - infuriating China - at a time of heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. Top US officials have said THAAD will be opera ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: army
Jerusalem (AFP) April 27, 2017
Israel shot down what it identified only as "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad
Damascus (AFP) April 27, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is negotiating with regime ally Moscow to buy the latest Russian anti-missile system to repel Israeli and American attacks. ... more
NUKEWARS
At UN, Tillerson makes case for tougher stance on N. Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 28, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a UN Security Council meeting on Friday to push for a tougher response to North Korea and pile pressure on China to rein in its ally. ... more
NUKEWARS
New Apache helicopter participates in US-South Korean exercises
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
The new South Korean version of the AH-64 Apache helicopter participated in war games with US forces on April 26th. The AH-64E Apache Guardians fired rockets and 30mm chain guns at mock targets while US Bradley IFVs launched an assault ... more
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NUKEWARS
US vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
The United States pledged Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un's regime to its knees. ... more
NUKEWARS
SE Asia voices 'grave concern' on N. Korea despite appeal
Manila (AFP) April 28, 2017
Southeast Asian countries on Friday expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang's appeal for support in its tense standoff with the United States. ... more
NUKEWARS
N.Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US
Manila (AFP) April 27, 2017
North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a "nuclear holocaust", according to a letter obtained by AFP. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China
Manila (AFP) April 27, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday there was no point protesting Chinese artificial island building in disputed areas of the South China Sea because it could not be stopped. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Pentagon probes Trump's former national security advisor Flynn
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
The Pentagon said Thursday it is investigating President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn over payments he received from Russian government-linked firms. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini
Valletta (AFP) April 27, 2017
EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday. ... more


China more interested in Macron's marriage than his politics

UAV NEWS
Dutch production facility opens for Predator B landing gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
The Fokker business unit of GKN Aerospace has opened a production line in the Netherland's for the manufacture of landing gear systems for Predator B drones. ... more
CYBER WARS
Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. ... more
CYBER WARS
U.S. Air Force seeks hackers to test the security of its web portals
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
Vetted cyber-security experts are being invited by the U.S. Air Force to join an initiative to hack the service's key public websites. ... more
CYBER WARS
Rockwell Collins gets contract for improved cyber security
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
Rockwell Collins has been contracted by the U.S. military to use mathematics-based development methods to secure platforms against cyber attack. ... more

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US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing - Pyongyang's sole major ally - to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 28, 2017
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Damascus (AFP) April 27, 2017
Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad
Jerusalem (AFP) April 27, 2017
Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: army
Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian military expert Viktor Baranets specifically touted unprecedented the damage range of Russia's next-generation S-500 Prometey missile system, which is currently undergoing state tests. Earlier this week, Pavel Sozinov, chief engineer of the Russian defense corporation Almaz-Antey, said that Russia's next-generation S-500 surface-to-air missile system w ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Raytheon receives $78 milllion contract for Sidewinder missiles
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
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Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision-that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates-holds tremendous promise to extend the advantages U.S. warfighters have in field oper ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
Dutch production facility opens for Predator B landing gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship
MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
Sunnyvale, CA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. The U.S. Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command, configured one of MUOS-5's two communications payloads - its legacy UHF payload - to provide additional support for the Navy's legacy ... more
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Navy's New Satellite Network to Be Fitted With Advanced Data Transfer Gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
U.S. Marine Corps tests WiFi system at its air stations
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
World's Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business
Canadian army to modernize training simulation system
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Canada has tapped Cubic Global Defense to upgrade the Department of National Defense's Data Communications Network and Exercise Control Center. Under the $4.5 million contract, the software used by the DCN and EXCON center for the Canadian Weapons Effect Simulation system, or CWES, at the Canadian Maneuver Training Center in Wainwright, Alberta, will be upgraded. DCN and EXCON hardware ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Field trials underway for Russia's next-generation battle tank
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Australia receives new Hercules armored recovery vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Leidos to provide TUAS support for U.S. Army
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
A Dutch court on Friday sentenced a businessman to 19 years in prison for arms trafficking and aiding war crimes in Liberia and Guinea by armed forces of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was found guilty of delivering weapons to Taylor's regime between 2000 and 2003 in return for preferential treatment and lucrative contracts for his logging business, in violation of ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms
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China more interested in Macron's marriage than his politics
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
China is closely following France's presidential election, but web users appear less interested in the politics than the unusual marriage between moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron and his former teacher. Comparisons with the characters of a popular Chinese television drama called "In the Name of the People" - which also happens to be the slogan of French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen - ... more
Manila (AFP) April 27, 2017
Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China
Valletta (AFP) April 27, 2017
EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini
Beijing (AFP) April 26, 2017
China convicts US woman held for 'spying'
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. The plasmonic nanoparticles can form clusters, plasmonic metamolecules, and then interact with each other. Changing the geometry of the nano ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS
Hatra, Iraq (AFP) April 26, 2017
Iraqi forces seized the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra from the Islamic State group Wednesday, the latest archaeological jewel to be wrested from the jihadists' grip. Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces fighting IS around Iraq's second city Mosul said they had "liberated the ancient city of Hatra... after fierce clashes with the enemy". The Hashed forces laun ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 25, 2017
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Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 25, 2017
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Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 24, 2017
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Electric Boat selected for $95.6 million ballistic missile tube contract
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
The U.S. Navy announced it is moving forward with it's Ohio Replacement Program, designed to replace the venerable Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. A key part of the program includes the missile compartment project, which the Electric Boat Corporation of Groton, Conn., secured in a contract worth $95.6 million to produce 17 ballistic missile tubes, according to the Department of ... more
Manila (AFP) April 28, 2017
SE Asia voices 'grave concern' on N. Korea despite appeal
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 28, 2017
At UN, Tillerson makes case for tougher stance on N. Korea
Manila (AFP) April 27, 2017
N.Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US
Trump targets aluminum in week of trade tensions
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
In a week full of trade discord, US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to take action to boost the American aluminum industry which has been "unfairly damaged" by imports. The industry is "critical" to the defense industry," Trump said at the White House. "We can't afford to become dependent on foreign nations for the aluminum that our military relies on." The Trump administration ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 25, 2017
Canada's Trudeau says will stand up to Trump on trade
Jerusalem (AFP) April 23, 2017
Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Japan's exports jump in March
Japan disaster minister to resign over quake gaffe: reports
Tokyo (AFP) April 25, 2017
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday following his controversial remarks over the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported. Masahiro Imamura plans to submit his resignation to Abe Wednesday morning, national broadcaster NHK said late Tuesday, adding that Abe had already decided to appoint Masayoshi Yo ... more
Rasuwa, Nepal (AFP) April 25, 2017
The Nepal quake survivors who can never go home
Kiev (AFP) April 26, 2017
Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary
Seoul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
Chinese court sentences rights lawyer in secret trial
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
China sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to a three-year suspended sentence Friday following a secret trial, raising concerns the country is moving to further reduce transparency in high-profile, politically sensitive cases. Li Heping, best known for defending blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, was found guilty of "subverting state power," the Tianjin Second Intermediate Court said in a po ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) April 26, 2017
Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong
Changsha, China (AFP) April 25, 2017
Trial of China human rights lawyer delayed: supporters
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
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Nations urged to 'banish evil of chemical arms'
The Hague (AFP) April 26, 2017
Global leaders on Wednesday urged all nations to help "banish forever the evil of chemical weapons", as the world's watchdog warned that decades-long progress towards eliminating them was under threat. UN chief Antonio Guterres led praise at a solemn ceremony in The Hague for the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to mark the agency's 20th anniversary. ... more
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