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January 05, 2017
MISSILE NEWS
India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile



New Delhi (UPI) Jan 4, 2017
Defense researchers in India completed a successful flight test with the Agni-IV surface ballistic missile, government officials in the country reported. The Indian Ministry of Defense announced what they hailed as a successful demonstration with the Agni-IV on Jan. 2. The missile was launched from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha at 12 p.m. local time. The launch marked the sixth trial for the surface-to-surface weapon. The last demonstration with the missile was conducted by the Indian ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA testing SLS for transonic behavior
Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel has hosted hundreds ... more
TECH SPACE
RADA contracted for high energy laser radars
RADA Electronic Industries has received an order to supply its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar system to an undisclosed customer in Far East Asia. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Obama urges military to make Trump transition smooth
President Barack Obama on Wednesday huddled with top military commanders, urging a smooth transition of power and praising their respect for civilian rule. ... more
WAR REPORT
US ready to help Turkish forces in Syria
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is prepared to support Turkish forces battling the fighters in northern Syria, a US military official said Wednesday. ... more
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IRAQ WARS
Turkey PM heading to Iraq to ease tensions
Turkey's prime minister will this week pay a critical visit to Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, after tensions soared to unprecedented levels ahead of the operation to recapture Mosul. ... more
THE STANS
Yazidi NGO says Iraq HQ closed by Kurdish forces
Kurdish security forces closed the Iraqi headquarters of an organisation that aids members of the Yazidi religious minority, which has been brutally targeted by jihadists, the group said on Wednesday. ... more
IRAQ WARS
US-led coalition boosts Mosul military advisors to 450: official
The US-led coalition said Wednesday it has doubled to about 450 the number of military advisors assisting Iraqi troops engaged in the fight to retake Mosul from Islamic State fighters. ... more
TERROR WARS
US led air strike against former Al-Qaeda affiliate: official
The United States carried out an air strike in Syria that reportedly killed at least 25 members of former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front including senior figures, a US military official said Wednesday. ... more
WAR REPORT
Cyprus peace opportunity: use it or lose it, says UN envoy
The UN's envoy for Cyprus on Wednesday warned parties in the divided island's peace talks that they had to seize a golden opportunity for reunification. ... more


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FLOATING STEEL
Russia to continue Admiral Makarov trials in 2017
The Russian military plans to continue sea trials for its Admiral Makarov frigate in 2017, according to state media reports. ... more
AEROSPACE
India seeking a new foreign single-engine fighter
India will soon accept bids to manufacture foreign single-engine fighters, the country's top defense official disclosed. ... more

S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China
South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Korean nuclear and missile tests - prompting s ... more
US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

Unidentified country orders Patriot system upgrade

MBDA submits proposal for TLVS development in Germany

Raytheon to provide missile defense training for Qatar
Raytheon has received a $163 million foreign military sales contract to provide integrated air and missile defense training for the government of Qatar. Under the contract, Qatar Emir Air Force personnel will receive a series of pre-Patriot and Patriot training classes in addition to English language training. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, all work for the contract ... more
India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile

Qatar, India, Italy purchase Raytheon Stinger missiles

U.S. Navy orders 214 Raytheon Tomahawk missiles

Tiny spy drones no match for Repellent-1 mobile anti-drone net
Russian engineers have completed development of a new mobile anti-drone warfare complex. Appropriately named the 'Repellent', the system is designed to suppress and destroy miniaturized enemy drones no larger than a few dozen centimeters and no heavier than a few kilograms.Russia's Izvestia newspaper reports that the system, first shown off at the Army-2016 expo in September, is now being consid ... more
General Atomics to perform Reaper, Predator support services

Britain, France continue drone development project

Ford studies using drones to guide self-driving cars

U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production
Raytheon has received a $32 million contract to produce next-generation Link Level Communication Security 7M encryptors for U.S. Navy military radios. The encryptors are designed to provide enhanced security for Link 22 tactical radio systems used by the U.S. military and its international partners. The radios are slated to replace Link 11 systems currently in use. According to Raytheon ... more
Underwater radio, anyone?

Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24

Intelsat General to provide satellite services to RiteNet for US Army network

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Oshkosh receives JLTV production modification
Oshkosh Defense has received a $176 million contract modification for the production of 409 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, is to replace some of the Humvees currently in service with U.S. infantry forces including the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. Initial low-rate production for the armored vehicle began in 2016. The ... more
Kongsberg contracted for M1A2 CROWS configuration

Raytheon offers InSITE for U.S. Army training program

BAE Systems to provide active protection for Dutch CV90 vehicles

Estonia consolidates military procurement process
A new Estonian government agency for consolidating the procurements of the Ministry of Defense and its subordinate agencies has been established. The Estonian Center for Defense Investments, which became operational Tuesday, also brings military infrastructure projects under its management umbrella. "The creation of the new institution frees the Defense Forces from having to perf ... more
Croatia charges top official over military contract bribe

Saudi projects drop in defence spending

Trump calls on Boeing to offer quote for F-35 rival

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McCain calls for permanent US troops in Baltics
Republican Senator John McCain on Thursday called for US troops to be permanently stationed in the Baltic states as a deterrent against Russia amid regional concerns over President-elect Donald Trump's pro-Moscow rhetoric. "I think that permanency is important, that there will always be some American troops here," McCain told reporters in Lithuania, an EU and NATO member bordering Russia's h ... more
Duterte seeks 'strategic shift' from US to China: envoy

Obama urges military to make Trump transition smooth

Russia flags war games with US ally Philippines

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The laser works at length scales 1000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. The lifetimes of light captured in such small dimensions are so short that the light wave has time to wiggle up and down only a few te ... more
Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared

Iraq forces retook over 60% of east Mosul: commander
Iraqi forces have retaken more than 60 percent of eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group since the battle for the city began in mid-October, a top commander said Sunday. "From east Mosul... more than 60 percent" has been recaptured from IS, Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, a top commander in Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), told AFP. He was speaking in an area sou ... more
Turkey PM heading to Iraq to ease tensions

US-led coalition boosts Mosul military advisors to 450: official

Iraq PM says opponents spreading fake news of bombings

India tests Agni-V ballistic missile, tensions with China rise
India's Defense Research and Development Organization completed a test for its Agni-V ballistic missile, leading China to question the country's intentions. The test marked the fourth demonstration of the weapon, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead at a range of over 3,100 miles The Hindu reported. The Defense Research and Development Organization hailed the event as a "huge ... more
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Five questions on China-N. Korea relations

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China manufacturing accelerates at fastest for 4 years: survey
China's manufacturing activity expanded at its quickest pace in nearly four years in December, an independent research firm said on Tuesday, in a sign of improving health for the world's second-largest economy. The private Caixin Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), an indicator of conditions at smaller manufacturers, beat expectations with a reading of 51.9 in December, up from 50.9 the previo ... more
Israel says China to send thousands of construction workers

China manufacturing growth slows

Toshiba shares fall 20% after it flags one-off loss

Number of displaced in Mosul op passes 125,000: UN
More than 125,000 Iraqis have been displaced since the start in October of an offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, the United Nations said Wednesday. "Following the intensification of military operations in Mosul city on 29 December, the rate of displacement from Mosul has increased markedly, with over 9,000 people having fled the city in the space of four days," said the UN's Office fo ... more
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Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re

Cyprus urges Turkey to face up to responsibilities

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10-year-old girl used as human bomb in Nigeria attack

US military formally ends anti-IS operation in Libya's Sirte

Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system
Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force to develop a directed energy laser system that will offer self-protection for the service's next-generation jets, the company announced Wednesday. The work, under an Air Force Research Laboratory contract, will see Northrop Grumman develop and produce the beam control piece of an airborne laser weapon demonstration array that the laboratory ... more
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