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March 16, 2017
TAIWAN NEWS
Major Taiwan defence report warns of China invasion risk



Taipei (AFP) March 15, 2017
Taiwan pledged Wednesday to build up its military in the face of an increased risk of invasion by China in a major defence ministry report that comes as ties with Beijing worsen. China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be brought back into its fold, by force if necessary, even though the island has been self-governing since the two sides split after a civil war in 1949. Beijing is deeply suspicious of president Tsai Ing-wen, whose Democratic Progressive Party is traditionally pro-ind ... read more

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US carrier in South Korea for show of force to North
Seoul (AFP) March 15, 2017
A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for joint military exercises, the US Navy said, in the latest show of force against the North. ... more
WAR REPORT
US plans for Syria include another 1,000 troops: US official
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
Up to 1,000 additional US troops could deploy to northern Syria under provisional plans drawn up by the Pentagon, a US defense official told AFP on Wednesday. ... more
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Israel ex-defence chief says Erdogan seeking 'neo-Ottoman empire'
Jerusalem (AFP) March 15, 2017
Israeli ex-defence minister Moshe Yaalon accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday of seeking a "neo-Ottoman empire" while warning of growing instability in the Middle East. ... more
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NATO urges Turkey, Austria to end spat blocking programs
Brussels (AFP) March 15, 2017
NATO urged Turkey and Austria Wednesday to settle a dispute over Ankara's EU membership bid, which has led Turkey to block cooperation with the alliance's partner countries. ... more
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China agrees to buy $1.7 bn in Philippine products
Manila (AFP) March 15, 2017
Businessmen from China agreed to buy $1.7 billion in Philippine products this year, the Chinese embassy said Wednesday, in a one-off arrangement reflecting warming ties under firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte. ... more
NUKEWARS
Top US envoy begins Asia tour amid North Korea crisis
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Washington's top diplomat arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to kick off a first tour of Asian capitals under the shadow of North Korea's nuclear posturing. ... more
CYBER WARS
US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted Wednesday over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. ... more
CYBER WARS
System being developed restore power after cyber-attack
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
BAE Systems is to develop technology for the U.S. military to quickly restore power to the U.S. electrical grid in case of failure due to cyber-attack, the company announced Wednesday. ... more
WAR REPORT
Russian, US forces eyeball each other in Syrian city
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
American and Russian troops are now both present in the northern Syrian city of Manbij and can clearly see each other in the former Islamic State stronghold, a US official said Wednesday. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Nearly 100,000 Iraqis flee battle for west Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 15, 2017
Nearly 100,000 people have poured out of west Mosul in less than three weeks, the IOM said Wednesday, as Iraqi forces advance in their battle to retake the area from jihadists. ... more


Syrian force fighting for Raqa is mainly Arab: US official

MILTECH
U.S. State Dept. approves mortar round sales to Singapore
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 2,000 XM395 precision mortar rounds to the government of Singapore. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Orbital ATK supplying rocket-launched flares for U.S. military
Boulder CO (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
Orbital ATK is to produce more than 23,000 visible and infrared spectra rocket-launched flares for use by the U.S. military. ... more
MILTECH
BAE Systems enlists Czech firm for armored vehicle parts
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
BAE Systems selected Czech defense firm VOP CZ to provide supporting components for Infantry Fighting Vehicles being built for the Austrian government. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.S. Navy orders overhaul of Mk 92 fire control system
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin with a $68 million basic ordering agreement to overhaul Mk 92 fire control systems. ... more

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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. The trials were conducted to verify the platform's compatibility with the Aegis combat system built by Lockheed Martin. Other industry partners involved with the event include Raytheon Australia, Navantia and ASC Shipbuilding. The team, known as the Air Warfare Destro ... more
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
Balasore, India (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
India stages successful test of missile interceptor
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 ... more
(UPI) Mar 14, 2017
MBDA unveils new short-range air defense platform
Boulder CO (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying rocket-launched flares for U.S. military
Moscow (AFP) March 9, 2017
Russia denies US claims it has violated arms treaty
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
BAE Systems enlists Czech firm for armored vehicle parts
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
BAE Systems selected Czech defense firm VOP CZ to provide supporting components for Infantry Fighting Vehicles being built for the Austrian government. The contract, signed in February, builds on the existing partnership between the two defense manufacturers. BAE Systems and VOP CZ agreed to collaborate in 2016 on replacing the Czech Republic's fleet of BMP-2 armored vehicles with the C ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
U.S. State Dept. approves mortar round sales to Singapore
Tehran (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Iran mass producing domestic main battle tank
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Army picks Revision Military for new helmets
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
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
Brussels (AFP) March 15, 2017
NATO urges Turkey, Austria to end spat blocking programs
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Moscow apparently has forces at base in Egypt
Jerusalem (AFP) March 15, 2017
Israel ex-defence chief says Erdogan seeking 'neo-Ottoman empire'
New nano-implant could one day help restore sight
San Diego CA (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light. The researchers demonstrated this response to light in a rat retina interfacing ... more
Onna, Japan (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
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Nearly 100,000 Iraqis flee battle for west Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 15, 2017
Nearly 100,000 people have poured out of west Mosul in less than three weeks, the IOM said Wednesday, as Iraqi forces advance in their battle to retake the area from jihadists. Iraqi security forces launched a major push last month to recapture west Mosul, the most populated urban area still held by the Islamic State group with an estimated 750,000 residents when the battle began. Iraqi ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 13, 2017
Iraq forces advance in Mosul, search for militants and bombs
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
Top US envoy begins Asia tour amid North Korea crisis
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Washington's top diplomat arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to kick off a first tour of Asian capitals under the shadow of North Korea's nuclear posturing. An airplane carrying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at the capital's Haneda airport Wednesday night, greeted by both Japanese and US officials. Tillerson has promised to take a tough line on Kim Jong-un's isolated regime as he ta ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats
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
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. The Kushner Companies deal with Anbang Insurance Group for the property at 666 Fifth Avenue is worth $4 billion, with real estate experts calling it an unusually favorable ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 15, 2017
Chinese premier warns US against 'trade war'
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
Hamam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) March 14, 2017
After fleeing homes, Iraqis near Mosul wait for tents
Hirono, Japan (AFP) March 10, 2017
For Japan's nuclear refugees, insults and rejection
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
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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
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
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 14, 2017
'Tell it like it is': China delegate rips meek Congress
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
Hong Kong (AFP) March 14, 2017
Hong Kong leadership rivals clash ahead of 'unfair' vote
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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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