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April 17, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang



Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
The United States and South Korea agreed on the early deployment of a controversial US missile defence system in the region, the South's acting president said Monday after talks with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence. "We have agreed to further strengthen the readiness posture of ROK-US alliance that matches the threats posed by North Korea through a swift deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense)," said Hwang Kyo-Ahn at a joint conference with Pence. ... read more

NUKEWARS
US VP Pence warns N. Korea 'all options are on the table' in DMZ visit
Panmunjom, South Korea (AFP) April 17, 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Philippines, US to hold military drills
Manila (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region. ... more
THE STANS
Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack
Kabul (AFP) April 16, 2017
US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants. ... more
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NUKEWARS
N.Korea puts 'new ICBM' on show, say analysts
Pyongyang (AFP) April 15, 2017
North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said. ... more
NUKEWARS
N.Korea behavior 'can't continue', Trump advisor warns after missile test
Washington (AFP) April 16, 2017
The United States slammed North Korea's latest missile test as a provocation and insisted Sunday it is working closely with China to resolve a crisis that Washington sees as reaching a critical stage. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea missile test fails before Pence visit
Seoul (AFP) April 16, 2017
North Korea test-fired a missile early Sunday, hours before US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Seoul for talks on curbing Pyongyang's weapons programmes, but US officials said it exploded seconds after launch. ... more
NUKEWARS
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 16, 2017
Qaraqosh is quiet except for a church bell ringing as Iraqi Christians gather for the first Easter mass since the town was retaken from the Islamic State jihadist group. ... more
TERROR WARS
IS attacked Iraq forces with chemical weapons: military
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Islamic State group used chemical weapons against Iraqi forces taking part in the operation to recapture Mosul, injuring some security personnel, the military said on Sunday. ... more


Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over

AFRICA NEWS
'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. ... more
THE STANS
IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 15, 2017
Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts. ... more
WAR REPORT
Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment
Nicosia (AFP) April 15, 2017
Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained. ... more
WAR REPORT
Philippine army plans all-Muslim units amid insurgeny
Manila (AFP) April 15, 2017
The Philippine military announced plans to create all-Muslim fighting units on Saturday, with quotas from the Catholic country's largest religious minority, as it looks to bolster efforts to tackle Islamic insurgents. ... more

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BAE Systems to develop U.S. space, missile defense tech
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
BAE Systems received a contract to research and develop new space and missile defense technologies for the U.S. Army, the company announced Wednesday. The enterprise is one of eight contractors to compete for the $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deal. It was awarded by the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or SMDC/ARSTRAT. ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
Raytheon to supply Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology
Raytheon to begin Phase 4B refresh services for AMRAAM program
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon with a $64 million contract modification to continue work for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile program. The modification announced on Thursday tasks the company with providing Phase 4B form, fit, function and refresh services for the missile's guidance section. The agreement includes foreign military sales to Norway, Turkey, Japan, ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Boeing receives contract modification for Harpoon missile support
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Orbital ATK contracted to support Sidewinder missile sale
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Rockwell Collins to begin work on second CRIIS system

U.S. Army tests dune buggy-like Hunter, Killer vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A developing U.S. Army platform comprising two dune buggy-like vehicles completed a round of testing at Fort Sill, Okla., on Thursday. The eight-wheeled vehicles, known as Hunter and Killer, were tested between April 3 and April 13 during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, or MFIX. They are designed to travel through various types of terrain and provide operators with aircra ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.K. defense minister calls for autonomous supply vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability
Thales supplying Denmark with communications system
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Denmark and Thales have signed a framework agreement for the Nordic country to acquire the company's SOTAS communication system for military vehicles. The deal between Thales and the Danish Defense and Logistic Organization is for seven years and includes a provision for company maintenance technologies to be transferred to Denmark from Thales operations in the Netherlands. Thales repor ... more
Offutt AFB NB (AFNS) Apr 10, 2017
US Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
Washington (AFP) April 7, 2017
Pentagon urges Russia not to hang up military hotline
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 06, 2017
AF announces major changes to space enterprise
Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Discussions focused on an armament program set to take place from 2018 through 2025. According to Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu, the program is necessary f ... more
Kabul (AFP) April 14, 2017
Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
British Army extends support contract with Saab for simulator system
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
NATO members form center to combat hybrid threats
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada introduced a bill Thursday opening the way for it to join a UN Arms Trade Treaty which effectively curbs some foreign weapons sales. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the legislation, saying it would formalize Canada's current system of export controls which already "meets most of the treaty's thresholds." In recent years, Canada has faced criticism over the sale of li ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Brazil boosting defense industry exports
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Philippines, US to hold military drills
Manila (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held under Duterte, who has suggested cancelling the drills and called for the withdrawal of American troops, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old allian ... more
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
NATO essential but allies must pay up says Trump; Ryan to visit next week
Warsaw (AFP) April 12, 2017
As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals "Physics of the Solid State", "Vacuum" and "Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism". The authors of the project say that with the help of this ... more
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists identify unusual force acting on nanoparticles
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles
MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
U.S. State Department approves training, support package for Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of pilot and maintenance training and contractor support services has won approval from the State Department. The possible sales deal is worth an estimated $1.06 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency following its required notification to Congress. "The proposed sale of training and support services will improve the Ir ... more
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) April 11, 2017
Iraq's Sadr warns Assad could share Kadhafi's fate
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Pyongyang (AFP) April 13, 2017
Kim centre stage as tensions mount
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom (AFP) April 10, 2017
First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Santiago (AFP) April 10, 2017
Chile, China start talks to expand trade deal
Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The need for safe and efficient technologies for detecting buried landmines and unexploded ordnance is a humanitarian issue of immense global proportions. About half a million people around the world are suffering from mine-inflicted injuries, and each year an additional 15 to 20 thousand more people are injured or killed by these devices. More than 100 million such devices are still buried in o ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) April 10, 2017
Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
World's oldest dental fillings found in Italy
New York NY (AFP) Apr 12, 2017
US says ending UN mission in Haiti is a 'strong example'
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Yuanwang fleet to carry out 19 space tracking tasks in 2017
Nanjing (XNA) Mar 31, 2017
Yuanwang space tracking ships, which follows the progress of satellites and other space-bound craft, will carry out 19 maritime space monitoring missions in 2017, according to the maritime satellite measurement and control authority on Wednesday. Yuanwang-5 left port Wednesday and Yuanwang-6 started its journey Monday. Yuanwang-7 and the rocket transporting fleet will set sail in Apr ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
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
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
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Anti-IS strike rules unchanged under Trump: general
Baghdad (AFP) April 13, 2017
The rules of engagement governing US-led strikes against the Islamic State group have not been changed under President Donald Trump's administration, a commander said on Thursday. After taking office in January, Trump ordered the development of a "new plan" to defeat IS, and called for recommendations on changing rules of engagement and "policy restrictions" that go beyond the requirements o ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
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A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
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