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March 15, 2017
MISSILE NEWS
India test fires BrahMos Extended Range missile



Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Indian defense researchers completed a test launch with the BrahMos Extended Range Missile in a move industry partners praised as a milestone for the program. The launch took place in Balasore off the coast of Odisha. The BrahMos Extended Range, a supersonic cruise missile, demonstrated its ability to hit targets exceeding the current range of 180 miles. The missile was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher, and was able to reach Mach 2.8 while in flight. India's Defense Research an ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Raytheon received an $11.8 million contract to develop new communication technologies for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. ... more
TRADE WARS
Chinese premier warns US against 'trade war'
Beijing (AFP) March 15, 2017
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned the United States against starting a trade war while expressing optimism that the world's two largest economies could keep relations steady despite frictions in the Trump era. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Moscow apparently has forces at base in Egypt
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Moscow has apparently deployed military forces to a base in western Egypt, a US official said Tuesday, a sign Russia could be increasing its involvement in nearby Libya. ... more
AEROSPACE
Typhoon continues trials with Brimstone weapon
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
BAE Systems recently completed a series of trials with the Eurofighter Typhoon, testing its high precision MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface weapon. ... more
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AEROSPACE
No obstacles for airports using satellites
Paris (ESA) Mar 15, 2017
Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety. Of the 48 000 airports around the globe, only about a quarter can allow aircr ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Und ... more
TRADE WARS
Family of Trump son-in-law in $4 bn deal with Chinese company
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
A company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is set to receive more than $400 million from a Chinese firm that is investing in its Manhattan office tower, Bloomberg reported Monday. ... more
VSAT NEWS
Thales and SES Select Hughes for Next-Generation Aviation Connectivity Network
Germantown MD (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Thales, SES S.A. and Hughes Network Systems have announced a set of strategic agreements to enhance the delivery of FlytLIVE - Thales' connected inflight experience solution, offering the most advan ... more
UAV NEWS
Trump gives CIA power to conduct drone strikes
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration has given new powers to the CIA to conduct drone strikes against extremist targets in the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
MBDA unveils new short-range air defense platform
(UPI) Mar 14, 2017
MBDA Missile Systems revealed its new short-range air defense system, the Mistral ATLAS-RC, during the HOMSEC 2017 conference in Madrid, Spain. ... more


Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

MISSILE DEFENSE
Australia's HMAS Hobart completes sea trials with Aegis
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Australia's navy and various industry partners completed sea trials with an Aegis-equipped HMAS Hobart destroyer. ... more
TECH SPACE
IAI unveils radar that detects targets in dense forests
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries on Tuesday revealed a new radar capable of identifying targets traveling through heavily wooded areas. ... more
WAR REPORT
Colombia to set up special war crimes courts
Bogota (AFP) March 14, 2017
Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts, a key component of the historic peace agreement with FARC guerrillas that ended five decades of war. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
New Zealand receives ANZAC combat system trainer
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
New Zealand's navy received new training equipment from Lockheed Martin Canada supporting the country's planned ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade. ... more

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Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Raytheon received an $11.8 million contract to develop new communication technologies for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The new technologies, known as Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will aim to enhance situational awareness capabilities for the U.S. Navy's air and missile defense operations. According to Raytheon, CIIF will enable new and ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Australia's HMAS Hobart completes sea trials with Aegis
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 7, 2017
UN hopes for easing of tensions after Chinese anger over THAAD
Beijing (AFP) March 7, 2017
China vows 'resolute' measures after THAAD deployment
MBDA unveils new short-range air defense platform
(UPI) Mar 14, 2017
MBDA Missile Systems revealed its new short-range air defense system, the Mistral ATLAS-RC, during the HOMSEC 2017 conference in Madrid, Spain. In a statement announcing the new product's debut, the company said the new platform is specifically designed for "very short" range engagements, and tailored to the security needs of Spain's defense ministry. The platform is comprised of ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
India test fires BrahMos Extended Range missile
Moscow (AFP) March 9, 2017
Russia denies US claims it has violated arms treaty
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Navy test fires surface to surface missile module
Trump gives CIA power to conduct drone strikes
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration has given new powers to the CIA to conduct drone strikes against extremist targets in the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The move would represent a change from Obama-era policies that limited the spy agency's role in conducting paramilitary strikes, pushing responsibility for these to the Pentagon. Obama had insisted on a mo ... more
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
US military deploys attack drones to S. Korea
London (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Leonardo subsidiary to buy laser technology company Daylight Solutions
London (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Kelvin Hughes launching counter-drone system
Harris radio system gains NSA certification
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Harris Corporation's new Falcon III RF-300H wideband HF manpack radio system has received certification from the U.S. National Security Agency. The NSA Type-1 certification allows the system to transmit classified images, maps and other data files from beyond-line-of-sight environments, the company announced Monday. "This RF-300H NSA certification allows us to continue providing ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Intelsat General becomes Airbus channel partner for military satellite communications
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
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
Electro-magnetic energy module developed for Railgun
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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NATO head says more defence spending 'essential' to US ties
Brussels (AFP) March 13, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defence spending, as demanded by US President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defence ties. "This is essential for the continued strength of the transatlantic bond on which our alliance is founded," Stoltenberg said in NATO's 2016 annual report. "For almost 70 years the unique partnership between Euro ... more
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Moscow apparently has forces at base in Egypt
Manila (AFP) March 13, 2017
Chinese ships allowed to survey Philippine territory: Duterte
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
The world's first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The vehicles, which consist of a few hundred atoms, will be powered by minute electrical pulses during the 36 hours of the race, in which they must navigate a racecourse made of gold atoms, and measuring a maximum of a 100 nanometers in length. Th ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Iraq forces advance in Mosul, search for militants and bombs
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 13, 2017
Iraqi forces said Monday that they have taken more territory from jihadists and were searching for militants and bombs on the edge of the Old City as they press an offensive in west Mosul. They are also striking IS with armed drones as part of a renewed push launched on March 5 that has forced the jihadists out of several neighbourhoods and key sites, including the famed Mosul museum. We ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 14, 2017
Iraq forces retake Mosul train station
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
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 ... more
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
US move on North Korea tests risks China clash
Seoul (AFP) Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
Trump, Abe say North Korea threat 'entered a new stage'
Chinese premier warns US against 'trade war'
Beijing (AFP) March 15, 2017
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned the United States against starting a trade war while expressing optimism that the world's two largest economies could keep relations steady despite frictions in the Trump era. "We don't want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That wouldn't make our trade fairer," Li told reporters at a press conference closing China's a ... more
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Family of Trump son-in-law in $4 bn deal with Chinese company
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
China industrial output offers fresh sign of stability
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
Ivanka Trump is exception to dad's 'Buy American' rule
Nepal police demolish camp for earthquake displaced
Kathmandu (AFP) March 14, 2017
Nepal police Tuesday demolished the largest remaining settlement of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that struck nearly two years ago, a move that will leave hundreds homeless. Around 100 families were still living in the camp in Kathmandu when police wearing riot gear used bulldozers to flatten the bamboo and tarpaulin structures. "The gods will curse the government. We don't h ... more
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Hamam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) March 14, 2017
After fleeing homes, Iraqis near Mosul wait for tents
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... 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
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Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
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Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
With North Korea's drive to field a nuclear-armed missile rapidly emerging as President Donald Trump's first foreign crisis, his top diplomat is heading to a nervous region. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive with no government experience, has yet to make an impact in Washington, where he has not even appointed a senior staff. But this week he will head as emissa ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
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'Jihadists' kill civilians, soldiers in north Mali
Ansongo, Mali (AFP) March 13, 2017
Two civilians and two Malian soldiers were killed Monday in an attack blamed on jihadists in the country's restive north. Mali's defence ministry confirmed two soldiers were killed and two injured during the assault by armed men close to the village of Fafa, which lies near the border with Niger. Reinforcements were on their way to the area, the ministry said. A security source reach ... more
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