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May 17, 2017
NUKEWARS
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley



United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
The United States would consider talks with North Korea if it halts all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, Washington's envoy to the United Nations said Tuesday as the UN Security Council weighed new sanctions on Pyongyang. "We are willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there," the US envoy, Nikki Haley, told reporters ahead of a closed-door Security Council meeting. Washington and Beijing - the North's sole diplomatic and military ally - ar ... read more

NUKEWARS
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
An ICBM launch facility has undergone its first comprehensive programmed depot maintenance since the facility's activation in 1962. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has received a $13.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract concerning the AEGIS weapons-system mounted on Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin received a $25.4 million contract modification for foreign military sales to Qatar, the Department of Defense reported Monday. The award goes toward the Phased Array Tracking Radar on Target, or Patriot, surface-to-air missile system. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
North Korea's latest missile launch represents a significant step forward in its weapons capabilities, analysts say, but Pyongyang could be looking to secure a position of strength before a return to the negotiating table. ... more
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Germany warns it could pull its NATO troops out of Turkey base
Berlin (AFP) May 15, 2017
Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he was open to exploring the South China Sea's natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam, after securing a "windfall" while in Beijing. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss a new raft of measures, including sanctions, aimed at piling pressure on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea, US to hold Washington summit in June: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
South Korea's left-leaning new leader Moon Jae-In will travel to the US for a summit with President Donald Trump next month, Moon's spokesman said Tuesday, amid high tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a "sense of urgency" over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, stressing it even threatens Pyongyang's allies China and Russia. ... more


UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband

ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satellite
Miami (AFP) May 16, 2017
SpaceX on Monday launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat, marking its first launch for the London-based mobile broadband company. ... more
TECH SPACE
"Airbus Friedrichshafen: new satellite hub lays groundwork for the future"
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2017
With the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the new Integrated Technology Centre (ITC), Airbus marks the commencement of the intensive construction phase for its new euro 43 million sate ... more
MILTECH
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The U.S. Army has issued $53 million in contracts to Orbital ATK to produce large-caliber training ammunition, including 120mm and 105mm rounds. ... more
CYBER WARS
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning set to be released
Fort Leavenworth, United States (AFP) May 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison Wednesday after seven years behind bars. ... more



State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections held amid regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to "raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security," the ministry said in a brief stateme ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'
Tokyo (AFP) April 29, 2017
Tokyo subway halt for 10 minutes over NKorea scare
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
Sweden orders additional anti-ship missiles from Saab
Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"
Dallas TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
Airbus has launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, at the AUVSI Xponential tradeshow and conference in Dallas. With bases both in the U.S. and in Europe, Airbus Aerial's initial business will focus on developing new imagery services. These services will leverage the best software and aerospace technology from across the globe to offer action ... more
London (AFP) May 16, 2017
UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
U.S. Army awards contract for extended range drone
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. The U.S. military and allied forces use Link-11 and Link-22 data systems to exchange information - including radar tracking information - among airborne, land-based and ship-board tactical data systems. "Under multiple contracts with the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Jointly-developed Indonesian, Turkish tank makes debut
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
A Dutch court on Friday sentenced a businessman to 19 years in prison for arms trafficking and aiding war crimes in Liberia and Guinea by armed forces of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was found guilty of delivering weapons to Taylor's regime between 2000 and 2003 in return for preferential treatment and lucrative contracts for his logging business, in violation of ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
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
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Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical st ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
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Brisk business for Mosul's first post-IS liquor store
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
Abu Haidar tries to keep a low profile and there is no sign on his shop, the first liquor store to reopen in Mosul since the jihadists were beaten back. But it's hard not to notice the steady stream of customers walking out with black plastic bags filled with Turkish beer, Iraqi arak liquor and cheap whisky. The young man said he could get up to 1,000 customers a day at his tiny shop in ... more
Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Rescued 'human shields' tell of Mosul horror
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul: officers
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Militants kill two Iraqi police in anti-IS stronghold
N. Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead
Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Healthcare bill inspires road rage: Tenn. woman tries to run Congressman off road
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
Outrage over the GOP's healthcare bill spilled out of a town hall event and onto the roads in Tennessee over the weekend. On Saturday, Wendi Wright, a 35-year-old woman from Obion County, followed a car carrying Congressman David Kustoff, R-Tenn., and his aide. When Kustoff's ride finally stopped, Wright got out of her car, screamed at the politician and attacked his vehicle, banging on ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
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No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria - only for some of them to be killed anyway. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces had independently cut a deal with the jihadists that let a group of about 70 of them leave Tabqa, an important city by a dam near the IS stronghold of Raqa. But as soon ... more
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