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March 13, 2017
NUKEWARS
Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats



Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
The Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force says Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing threats from the United States. Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing threats from the United States, Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said. On Thursday, Hajizadeh said as cited by the Tasnim news agency that IRGC had successfully test-launched a Hormuz-2 domestically-made ballistic missile ... read more

RAY GUNS
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
In an effort to counteract a network of US navigation, intelligence, and communication satellites capable of unmatched precision strikes, China is developing its own arsenal of electromagnetic railg ... more
CYBER WARS
Russian woman pardoned by Putin over text message freed
Moscow (AFP) March 12, 2017
A Russian woman pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after she was sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment was released Sunday, local media reported. ... more
MILTECH
FLIR delivering CBRN equipment sets
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
FLIR Systems is to deliver to the U.S. Army chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear dismounted reconnaissance gear. ... more
MILTECH
Supacat teams in bid for Dutch Army contract
Amsterdam (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Supacat of Britain and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands have teamed to offer Dutch-built Supacat Protected Vehicles to the Dutch Army. ... more
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FLOATING STEEL
U.S. Navy buys new submarine sonar systems
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin received a $100.4 million contract modification to deliver Technical Insertion-16 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off The Shelf Insertion systems. ... more
MILTECH
U.S. Army picks Revision Military for new helmets
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The U.S. Army awarded Revision Military, a small business from Vermont, with a $98 million contract to produce Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II units. ... more
TECH SPACE
Mikros contracted for U.S. Navy radar support systems
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The U.S. Navy awarded Mikros Systems Corporation with an $11.5 million contract to perform engineering and technical support services for radar support systems. ... more
MILTECH
U.S. Army seeks larger munitions stockpile, citing 'readiness crisis'
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
U.S. Army leaders implored lawmakers to fund more munitions procurements, citing a shortage of spares, in a statement to a House Armed Services subcommittee. ... more
MILTECH
Navistar supplying MRAP armored vehicles to Pakistan, UAE
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Navistar Defense reports it is to produce and support 40 armored vehicles for Pakistan and to upgrade 1,085 armored vehicles for the United Arab Emirates. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraqi forces take third of west Mosul, jihadists 'trapped'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Iraqi forces recaptured a third of west Mosul and trapped Islamic State group fighters inside as they made further gains in their battle to retake the city, officials said Sunday. ... more


Toll in Damascus bombings jumps to 74 dead: monitor

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Norwegian, German companies team for submarine systems
Oslo (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Kongsberg, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik have teamed to supply combat systems for Thyssenkrupp submarines. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Cotecmar begins construction for Honduran logistics ship
Cartagena, Colombia (UPI) Mar 7, 2017
Colombian shipbuilder Cotecmar marked the start of construction of a BAL-C logistics support and cargo ship for Honduras with a keel-cutting ceremony. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Royal Navy names new offshore patrol vessel
London (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Britain's Royal Navy has officially named the first ship in the second batch of updated River-class offshore patrol vessels from BAE Systems. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
New Australian destroyer completes acceptance trials
Adelaide (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Australia's first Air Warfare Destroyer has successfully completed weeks of Sea Acceptance Trials off the coast of South Australia. ... more

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UN hopes for easing of tensions after Chinese anger over THAAD
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 7, 2017
The United Nations on Tuesday said it hoped for fresh efforts to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula after China angrily responded to the US deployment of the THAAD missile-defence system in South Korea. "We hope that efforts will be stepped up to find a path to reduce tensions and to work for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters. The US P ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 7, 2017
China vows 'resolute' measures after THAAD deployment
Balasore, India (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
India stages successful test of missile interceptor
Seoul (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Protesters sue to stop US missile system in S. Korea
Russia denies US claims it has violated arms treaty
Moscow (AFP) March 9, 2017
The Kremlin on Thursday denied an accusation by a top US general that Russia violated an arms control treaty with Washington by deploying a land-based cruise missile system. "Russia has been, remains and will continue to be committed to all its international obligations, including those resulting from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Therefo ... more
Tehran (AFP) March 9, 2017
Iran successfully tests naval missile: reports
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Navy test fires surface to surface missile module
Denver CO (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Lockheed Martin completes flight tests with updated JASSM
Leonardo subsidiary to buy laser technology company Daylight Solutions
London (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Leonardo is growing its presence in the United States through the acquisition of Daylight Solutions Inc., a quantum cascade laser company. Leonardo DRS, the company's U.S. subsidiary, signed a definitive acquisition agreement under which it will pay $150 million for Daylight Solutions, a Virginia-based firm. The purchase price includes an earn-out to be released to Daylight Solut ... more
London (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Kelvin Hughes launching counter-drone system
London (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Hughes to provide satellite communications for SkyGuardian drones
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Drone Aviation Delivers Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat to DoD
Intelsat General becomes Airbus channel partner for military satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Airbus Defence and Space has signed Intelsat General to its channel partner programme for Skynet 5 military satellite communication services. Under this channel partner agreement, Intelsat General will be offering Skynet X-band and UHF services as part of their mobile and fly-away communications portfolio, to the U.S. government. Airbus Defence and Space is working with service providers t ... more
Geelong, Australia (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Rockwell Collins, Australian air force test WBHF communication system
Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 24, 2017
Space aggressors jam AF, allies' systems
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
General Dynamics gets enterprise communications contract
U.S. Army picks Revision Military for new helmets
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The U.S. Army awarded Revision Military, a small business from Vermont, with a $98 million contract to produce Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II units. The order includes the procurement of more than 293,000 units. Work locations and funding are to be determined with each order. The U.S. Department of Defense expects Revision Military to deliver the units by March 2022. The pr ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Navistar supplying MRAP armored vehicles to Pakistan, UAE
Amsterdam (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Supacat teams in bid for Dutch Army contract
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
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Trump to press Congress for defense spending boost
Washington (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
President Donald Trump will address Congress for the first time on Tuesday, selling his policies and laying out the case for a $54 billion boost in military spending and cuts in domestic programs and foreign aid. Previewing measures designed to back up campaign promises with dollars and cents, Trump promised a fiscal plan focused on "public safety and national security." "We are going to ... more
London (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
BAE Systems eyes defence spending by Trump
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
UAE signs over $5 bln in deals at arms fair
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 19, 2017
Pentagon chief says military running smoothly amid turbulent transition
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Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties
Moscow (AFP) March 10, 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced the "normalisation" of ties between their nations, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015. "We can state with confidence that our countries have returned to the path of a true multi-tiered cooperation between partners," Putin told a press conference after the two strong ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan, US navies drill in East China Sea
Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team led by the Department of Energy's ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
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Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
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Iraqi forces take third of west Mosul, jihadists 'trapped'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Iraqi forces recaptured a third of west Mosul and trapped Islamic State group fighters inside as they made further gains in their battle to retake the city, officials said Sunday. Fierce fighting has shaken Mosul in recent days as thousands of US-backed Iraqi soldiers and police battle to reclaim the country's second city. A renewed push against the jihadists launched on March 5 has seen ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 11, 2017
Fear and hunger in Iraq's west Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) March 11, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found
Baghdad (AFP) March 12, 2017
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Russia to arm Antey nuclear subs with Kalibr missiles
Moscow (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Russian Project 949A Antey submarines will be armed with Kalibr missile systems following an upgrade project, according to state media reports. The vessels, also known by their NATO reporting names Oscar I and Oscar II, are currently armed with P-700 Granit cruise missiles in addition to various anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. The Kremlin's plans to improve the Soviet-era ships we ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats
Seoul (AFP) Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment
Tehran (AFP) March 8, 2017
Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf
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Silk Road evolved as 'grass-routes' movement
St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. "Our model shows that long-term strategies of mobility by highland nomadic herder ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China warns of 'trade war' if WTO ignored
Beijing (AFP) March 11, 2017
China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China producer prices jump 7.8% in February: govt
Tired but happy, Iraqis finally escape Mosul jihadists
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 9, 2017
Civilians rush down a hillside on the outskirts of Mosul to waiting Iraqi forces, tired but happy after finally being able to flee the clutches of the Islamic State group. Trapped for years inside the jihadist-ruled city, escaping residents say IS fighters are growing increasingly desperate as Iraqi forces advance on their last bastions in west Mosul. Civilians are being forced from thei ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan 'piggyback' official steps down
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China is expected to launch its first probe satellite to Mars in July or in August 2020, local media reported Tuesday. The People's Daily newspaper reported citing Wan Weixing, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, responsible for Beijing's Mars exploration program would arrive to Mars after seven months of flight and would start sending information back in 2021. The med ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
China on Sunday boasted harsh punishments meted out to rights defenders was the legal system's top accomplishment last year, as the country reported a jump in the number of corruption cases tried in its courts. Activists and lawyers are a constant thorn in the side of Beijing and are often accused of being in cahoots with foreign organisations trying to undermine national security and stir ... more
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Sanya, China (AFP) March 13, 2017
Sun-seeking retirees flock to 'China's Florida'
Shanghai (AFP) March 3, 2017
Shared bikes grind Shanghai's gears
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January raid in Yemen killed 4 to 12 civilians: US
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
Up to a dozen civilians died during a controversial January raid against Al Qaeda in Yemen, but an investigation did not uncover "bad judgment" during the operation, the head of US forces in the Middle East said Thursday. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Joe Votel said "somewhere between four and 12 casualties" resulted from the US raid, which was authorized by US ... more
Washington (AFP) March 8, 2017
IS hopes to hold onto shreds of 'caliphate': US official
Istanbul (AFP) March 8, 2017
Turkey, Russia, US military chiefs seek better coordination against IS
Istanbul (AFP) March 7, 2017
Turkey, Russia, US military chiefs weigh anti-IS steps
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
In an effort to counteract a network of US navigation, intelligence, and communication satellites capable of unmatched precision strikes, China is developing its own arsenal of electromagnetic railguns, powerful microwave weapons, and high-powered lasers. This weaponry could feature in future space-based 'light war' satellite attacks. Researchers, Zeng Yu-quang, Wang Zhi-hong, and Gao Ming ... more
London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields
London (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Washington (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.S. Air Force issues RFP for aircraft laser weapons


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