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May 18, 2017
CYBER WARS
Weaponizing the internet for terrorism



Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) May 17, 2017
Terrorism is a fact of life as are the collectives and networks to which counter-terrorism organizations and the media have given various labels and names. These networks are well versed in exploiting modern information technology through social media awareness, marketing and recruitment campaigns. However, there is the more insidious use by terrorists groups of online networks and exploits in the creation of so-called bots (computers that have been compromised through the implementation of malwar ... read more

NUKEWARS
Iran vote: US maintains nuclear deal sanctions relief
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
The United States passed up a chance to reimpose sanctions on Tehran's nuclear program Wednesday, deciding to stand by an international accord two days before Iran goes to the polls. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Britain 'confident' EU will approve military hub plan; Trump 'pleased' with NATO cost moves
London (AFP) May 17, 2017
Britain supports setting up an EU military centre and is "confident" that plans will be settled on Thursday, a defence ministry spokeswoman told AFP, following earlier British objections to the project. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
'No disruption' in ally relationships: Mattis
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday there has been "no disruption" in relations with allies since reports emerged that President Donald Trump divulged classified intelligence to Russian officials. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Sky Skimmer: Rocket Lab Sets Date for Lightweight Spacecraft Test Launch
Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
Rocket Lab, the aerospace company whose mission is to create rocket launch platforms that are lightweight and efficient, will begin test flights of their signature Electron small-launch vehicle on M ... more
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MILPLEX
US admiral gets 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
A former admiral was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for his role in a sprawling bribery scandal dubbed the "Fat Leonard" case, becoming the highest-ranking US Navy officer to be convicted in the probe. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. ... more
MILPLEX
Northrop Grumman Australia invests in new facility; Final Nulka decoy delivered
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Northrop Grumman Australia reports it is developing an advanced defense electronics maintenance and sustainment center in Australia. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Airbus Safran Launchers to Become ArianeGroup
Paris, France (SPX) May 17, 2017
Airbus Safran Launchers, the joint venture created at the initiative of the Airbus and Safran groups in order to reorganize the European launchers sector, is to be known as ArianeGroup. The change i ... more
TECH SPACE
HP Enterprise unveils computer 'for era of Big Data'
Washington (AFP) May 16, 2017
Researchers from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise on Tuesday unveiled what they claimed was a breakthrough in computing with a new machine capable of handling vast amounts of data at supercomputing speeds. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Washington Still Has No Engine to Replace Russian-Made RD-180
Moscow (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
US aerospace company Blue Origin suffered a setback while testing its Blue Engine 4 (BE-4), a staged-combustion rocket engine designed to replace Russian-made RD-180s, meaning that Washington still ... more


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CYBER WARS
Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future
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, was released from a maximum-security prison in Kansas Wednesday after seven years behind bars. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Australian naval shipbuilding getting $1B boost
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
The Australian government plans a nearly $965 million investment to develop infrastructure at the country's naval shipyards for the building of next-gen ships. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Australia unveils massive new shipbuilding plan
Sydney (AFP) May 16, 2017
Australia revealed details of a massive shipbuilding strategy Tuesday, its largest peacetime naval investment, with plans to construct dozens of new submarines and frigates to shore up its defence capabilities. ... more
AEROSPACE
A-29 chosen for USAF assessment
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The A-29 light attack aircraft from the Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer is participating in a U.S. Air Force capability assessment. ... more



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. The contract provides procurement, engineering, testing, and design and software services. The work will primarily be carried out in Moorestown, N.J., and Clearw ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
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
UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband
London (AFP) May 16, 2017
A British prison will install anti-drone technology to stop contraband being smuggled through the skies, the jail's governor told AFP on Tuesday. The Channel Island of Guernsey is installing an "invisible dome" above its prison to stop mobile phones, drugs and weapons being smuggled in, governor David Matthews said. "Many prison governors are struggling with the drones. The problem is yo ... more
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Dallas TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"
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 (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
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
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 DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
US admiral gets 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
A former admiral was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for his role in a sprawling bribery scandal dubbed the "Fat Leonard" case, becoming the highest-ranking US Navy officer to be convicted in the probe. Prosecutors said retired rear admiral Robert Gilbeau, 56, had lied to investigators to conceal his "illicit" 20-year relationship with Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis, who ra ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Northrop Grumman Australia invests in new facility; Final Nulka decoy delivered
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
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
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
'No disruption' in ally relationships: Mattis
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
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
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
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
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. The maintenance of the launch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana consisted of a complete overhaul of parts to ensure equipment meets military standards and requirements. The work was conducted by the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, w ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts
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
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday. The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade authorities in 2013 by hiding him in their cramped homes after he initiated one of t ... more
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
Healthcare bill inspires road rage: Tenn. woman tries to run Congressman off road
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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NATO chiefs recommend joining anti-IS coaltion
Brussels (AFP) May 17, 2017
NATO's top brass on Wednesday said they believed the alliance should consider joining the anti-Islamic State coalition put together by Washington to fight jihadists in Syria and Iraq. The issue is top of the agenda at a NATO summit in Brussels next week, with US President Donald Trump pushing the allies to take on a greater role in combatting terrorism. General Petr Pavel, head of NATO's ... more
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon
Hong Kong (AFP) May 11, 2017
Dramatic terror drill ahead of China visit
Copenhagen (AFP) May 9, 2017
Turkey to play role in Raqa fight: Mattis
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
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
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma


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