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February 14, 2017
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India tests ballistic missile interceptor



New Delhi (UPI) Feb 13, 2017
India has successfully intercepted an incoming ballistic missile in the exo-atmosphere as it develops a two-layered ballistic missile defense system. The test took place Saturday off the Bay of Bengal, the Ministry of Defense said. "With this commendable scientific achievement, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats," the ministry reported in a news release. "PDV [Prithvi Defe ... read more

MISSILE NEWS
DARPA's MAD-FIRES project to enter Phase II
Lockheed Martin received an $8 million contract modification to support the second phase of the Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos
New missiles developed and manufactured by Ukroboronprom subsidiary Artem were recently test-fired in a demonstration involving MI-8MSB helicopters. ... more
NUKEWARS
Multimedia project on nukes 'freaks out' Berlin fest
Audiences at the Berlin film festival are submitting themselves to a groundbreaking immersive multimedia project on nuclear war, whose risk its US filmmakers say has soared over the last year. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN to meet after N. Korea claims successful missile test
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and called for a united international response to the "further troubling violation" of UN resolutions. ... more
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AEROSPACE
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NUKEWARS
Trump faces questions over 'outdoor Situation Room'
Social media posts of Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe huddling with aides in a public dining room after North Korea's missile test raised questions Monday about his administration's handling of sensitive information. ... more
SPACEWAR
Atlas V to launch classified US payload March 1
The launch of a top-secret US government payload atop an Atlas V rocket has been scheduled for March 1, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced in a press release. "NROL-79 will mark the 70 ... more
TECH SPACE
New high-performance computing cluster at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam
The new supercomputer "Minerva" has been put into operation at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI). With 9,504 compute cores, 38 TeraByte memory and a ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russian Space Agency Develops Program to Improve Carrier Rocket Assembly Quality
Russia's Roscosmos has developed a special program to improve the Soyuz carrier rockets' quality amid an accident with the Progress cargo spacecraft two months ago. Russia's state space agency Rosc ... more
GPS NEWS
Falsifying Galileo satellite signals will become more difficult
The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS - the US counterpart ... more


Children learn patriotic spirit at "Red Army school"

AEROSPACE
Israeli companies cash in on F-35 contract work
Israeli companies have earned about $1.03 billion since 2010 from projects related to Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter program, Israel's Ministry of Defense reports. ... more
UAV NEWS
Australia procuring unmanned helicopters for testing
The Royal Australian Navy is acquiring a Schiebel S100 Camcopter as it develops an unmanned aircraft system capability. ... more
SPACEMART
NASA seeks partnerships with US companies to advance commercial space technologies
NASA is seeking partnerships with U.S. companies focused on industry-developed space technologies that can advance the commercial space sector and benefit future NASA missions through the "Announcem ... more
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U.S. Navy exercises contract options for nuclear reactor components
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options with BWXT Nuclear Operations Group for production of naval nuclear reactor components. ... more

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New US Missile Hits Target in Space
The US Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon have successfully tested a missile that intercepts enemy missiles in space. The SM-3 IIA missile can sense ballistic missile attacks from space and neutralize the threats. The SM-3 made its debut by eliminating a ballistic missile fired from the Navy's USS John Paul Jones destroyer. The idea for the mission was conceive ... more
New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks

Raytheon contracted for Patriot missile support

Lockheed Martin to perform additional THAAD development

Turkey developing long-range ballistic missile
Turkey is constructing its first long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile system, the country's government disclosed. The missile system, known as Bora, is being developed by Turkish weapons manufacturer Roketsan to meet the "long rage-range surface-to-surface missile requirement" for the country's ground forces, IHS Janes reported quoting Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense In ... more
DARPA's MAD-FIRES project to enter Phase II

India tests ballistic missile interceptor

Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos

IAI reveals Heron drone export variant ahead of Aero India 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries revealed an export version of its Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicle, which is set to be displayed at the Aero India 2017 conference. IAI's export variant is nearly identical to the company's domestic version. The export Heron is fitted to carry smaller payloads than the variant sold to Israel's armed forces, featuring a 992-pound capacity compared to the origi ... more
Australia procuring unmanned helicopters for testing

U.S. Army orders counter-drone systems

SideArm prototype catches full-size unmanned aerial system flying at full speed

IAI secures $30 million in signals intelligence contracts
Israel Aerospace Industries received $30 million in contracts to supply signals and communication intelligence capabilities to unnamed customers. The contracts, awarded to IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems, facilitate the delivery of an advanced communication intelligence system, or COMINT to an unidentified operator in Europe. ELTA is also tasked with supplying a signal intelligence suite to ... more
Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic links

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Engie, Airbus tapped to support French defense networks

Canada taps General Dynamics for armored vehicle upgrades
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada received a $308 million contract to upgrade 141 Light Armored Vehicles for the government of Canada. The contract supports Canada's Light Armored Vehicle III Upgrade Program, which seeks to provide the country's military with updated ground-based platforms. General Dynamics says the upgrades will improve the vehicles' performance and survivability ... more
U.S. Marines set to receive new ultra-light Utility Task Vehicles

Driver training system for Ajax vehicles wins approval

Orbital ATK to complete development of new tank ammo

Pentagon seeks to rent space in Trump Tower
The Pentagon wants to rent space in Trump Tower in New York for equipment and military personnel accompanying President Donald Trump during his stays there, it confirmed Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower and the real estate tycoon-turned-president plans to make regular visits. US presidents are accompanied around-the-clock by militar ... more
Tales of woe from US military ahead of likely spending boost

US military leaders depict shortfalls ahead of likely spending bonanza

Russia to sell off stake in gun-maker Kalashnikov

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Chinese, US aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over South China Sea: US
A Chinese military aircraft had an "unsafe" encounter with a US Navy surveillance aircraft near a contested reef in the South China Sea, the US Pacific Command said Friday. The two planes came within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of each other during Wednesday's incident near the Scarborough Shoal, which is claimed by both the Philippines and China, according to Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis. ... more
Children learn patriotic spirit at "Red Army school"

Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi

Trump to attend NATO summit in unfinished HQ: sources

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle
Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles - such as those made from iron and platinum atoms - are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. Building these devices from nanoparticles should increase storage capacity and density, but understanding how magnetism works at the level of individual atoms is critical to getting the best ... more
Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Three magnetic states for each hole

Iraq hits IS commanders, Baghdadi fate unclear: statement
The Iraqi air force has targeted a meeting of commanders from the Islamic State group that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been attending, a statement said on Monday. It was not clear in the statement sent by the Joint Operations Command coordinating the fight against the jihadists in Iraq whether the world's most wanted terrorist had been hit. An intelligence cell monitored a c ... more
Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

UK sees IS being ousted from Iraq towns this year

Mass graves found in western Iraq: officials

US, Japan conduct test of joint missile
The United States and Japan have conducted the first interception of a ballistic missile target using a jointly built system, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile program. 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. Friday' ... more
UN to meet after N. Korea claims successful missile test

Iran's Rouhani says military power 'purely defensive'

French MPs clear way for payouts to atomic test victims

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China's steel capacity grew in 2016 despite pledges
China increased its steelmaking capacity last year by more than twice Britain's annual output, a report said Monday, despite repeated pledges to cut huge excess in the sector. China makes more than half the world's steel but a slowdown in its economy and sagging global demand has left the industry with massive excess capacity. It has been accused of dumping its production on world mark ... more
In the US, Trump ushers in era of dramatic deregulation

China tightens controls on Bitcoin trading platforms

China exports surge tainted by fears of trade turmoil

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 9: official
A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region has killed 9 people, a local official said Saturday, the latest fatal incident to strike the shadowy billion-dollar industry. The men were believed to be searching for jade in Kachin state when a wall of unstable earth collapsed late Thursday night. Five bodies were found buried beneath the rubble on Thursday and three more were found ... more
Justice for victims of Nepal's civil war slips away

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe. China plans its first Mars probe by 2020, said Wu Yanhua, vice director of the China National Space Administration. A second Mars probe will bring back samples and conduct research on the planet's structure, composition and environment, Wu said. Also on the agenda are an asteroid explorat ... more
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory

China launches commercial rocket mission Kuaizhou-1A

China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"

'Unfair' Hong Kong election sparks fresh democracy calls
The vote for Hong Kong's new leader kicks off this week, but most of its 3.8 million-strong electorate will have no say in choosing the winner, prompting calls for an overhaul of a system skewed towards Beijing. It is the first leadership vote since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014 failed to win political reform and comes as fears grow that China is tightening its grip on semi-autonomous ... more
China villages cheer Robin Hood-like hero in spring festival

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IS fighter first to be stripped of Australian citizenship
An Islamic State fighter has become the first Australian to be stripped of his citizenship under anti-terrorism laws, authorities and reports said. Khaled Sharrouf - who made headlines in 2014 when he posted an image on Twitter of his young son holding a severed head - had his citizenship revoked earlier this year, The Australian newspaper reported Saturday. A spokeswoman for the Immig ... more
Leidos contracted for counter-WMD support

IS bastion in Syria soon to be isolated: coalition

Trump visits Centcom, with sights on battling Islamic State

U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Britain's Ministry of Defense has awarded MBDA and other industry partners a $36 million contract to produce a Laser Directed Energy Weapon demonstrator. The contract, which aims to allow Britain's first laser weapon to enter service by the mid-2020s, will task contractors to assess the technology's capabilities. Project leaders hope to demonstrate the system in 2019. "The U.K. h ... more
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Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system

UK to start laser gun program



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