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June 14, 2017
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul

Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The military analysed the contents of the camera's 64-gigabyte memory chip and said it had been spying on the missile defence system known as the Terminal High A ... read more

Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Ukraine has pitched the ambassadors of 16 countries on the capabilities of state companies to potentially construct military equipment for them. ... more
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
President Donald Trump will host South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-In for talks on containing North Korea's nuclear program, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh Pentagon warnings that the Pyongyang regime is a "clear and present danger to all." ... more
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
North Korea allowed an American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a labor camp to be flown home on Tuesday as Washington stepped up efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear program. ... more
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China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China will open its space station to scientists worldwide after the station is completed around 2022, according to a Chinese space expert. Wei Chuanfeng, a researcher at the Institute of Manne ... more
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration p ... more
China delivers diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-sceptic government. ... more
KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. ... more
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing has received an $11.6 million contract modification from the Department of Defense for production engineering support for the installation and integration of systems required for the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System follow-on test and evaluation. ... more
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
The U.S. Air Force temporarily grounded all F-35 jets flying at an airbase in Arizona after pilots reported oxygen deprivation in five incidents. ... more

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Dozens of F-35 fighters grounded after oxygen problem
Washington (AFP) June 12, 2017
The US Air Force has temporarily grounded dozens of F-35 stealth fighters while it investigates an oxygen supply issue aboard the expensive planes, officials said Monday. ... more
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. ... more
IS chemical attacks down in Syria: report
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
The Islamic State group is launching fewer chemical weapons attacks in Syria as their Iraqi stronghold in Mosul, where the arms are made, comes under pressure, according to a report out Tuesday. ... more
Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
President Donald Trump has granted the Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, a move that could lead to the deployment of thousands more soldiers. ... more

Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The military analysed the contents of the camera's ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
Saint Petersburg (AFP) June 3, 2017
Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
French frigates getting cruise missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
MdCN naval cruise missiles have entered service on French Navy FREMM frigates, providing them with a deep strike capability. The missiles from MBDA entered service without fanfare in February, noted Mer et Marine, and are carried by the frigates Aquitaine and Provence. The FREMM frigate Languedoc, slated to be commissioned soon into service, will also be equipped with the missile ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
BAE awarded contract for laser-guided rocket system
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Lockheed awarded contract for extended range air-to-surface missiles
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Raytheon contracted for testing of joint standoff weapon
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The intriguing X-37B robot spaceplane just can't stay grounded. Barely months after landing from a mission lasting more than two years, the next X-37B will blast off in August 2017. That's a quick turnaround, but it seems probable that the next spaceplane to fly won't be the same one that recently landed. The US Air Force, owners of the semi-secret spacecraft, has two vehicles, both with long mi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The contract is in support of the Special Operations Commands Capital Equipment Replacement Program, which includes replacing legacy models of man portable ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Singapore (SPX) May 30, 2017
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems is helping intelligence analysts identify intelligence threats through the use of motion sensors integrated into its Geospatial eXploitation Products line of software. The capabilities added include complex multi-tracking analytics, movement interpretation, and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors that enable the tracking of people and vehicles, BAE ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
European country orders Elbit ground intel systems
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Dassault Aviation and Indian partner Reliance Defense & Aerospace plan to break ground next month on a joint venture facility for Rafale jet fighter components. The investment of Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited is part of Dassault's obligations on Make in India commitments under the Rafale fighter jet deal. The overall deal, worth $8.8 billion, was reached last September for ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
Washington (AFP) June 5, 2017
US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal
New Delhi (AFP) May 24, 2017
India approves new defence policy to boost local companies
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Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. Amid worries by Washington's European partners that the US leader had not fully bought into the Atlantic alliance, Trump told reporters: "I'm committing the United States to Article Five. Certainly we are there to p ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Such materials have attracted much attention owing to their unique optical properties and structures. In the study, the joint research team, led by Professor Byung Soo kim and Professor Oh Hoon Kwon has presented a unique des ... more
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
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Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
The bullets of jihadists rain down outside the Mosul kindergarten, where dozens of terrified Iraqi civilians are sheltering from fighting in their northern city. Confused, scared and exhausted, the civilians - mostly women, including one in a wheelchair - huddle in the pre-school after Iraqi forces brought them in for protection. The sounds of sniper fire, air strikes, and shelling ech ... more
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 12, 2017
Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
China-backed bank boasts rising lending power
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. The brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the multilateral financial institution was launched in January 2016 to counter Western dominance of the World Bank and the Interna ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced Iraqi civilians outside Mosul has left hundreds of people requiring urgent treatment, the UN and Iraqi officials said Tuesday. Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. And UN migration agency spokesman Joel Millman had confirmed th ... more
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Seeds of 5,000-year-old tree bud after returning from space
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts last year. Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by the end of May, Zhao Xia, from the rare tree germ plasm resources group, said Monday. The seedlings are now between three to five cm tall, according to Zhao. The over 20-meter-tall cypress ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. Taiwan and Hong Kong are thorns in Beijing's side - both saw huge anti-China protests in 2014, known respectively as the Sunflower Movement and Umbrella Movement. Ties with self-ruli ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
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China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists
Beijing (AFP) June 12, 2017
China supports the Philippine government's "anti-terrorism" operations against Islamist militants, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday after US special forces provided support to Filipino troops. The US embassy in Manila said Saturday that special forces were assisting the Philippine military with ongoing operations in the southern city of Marawi, which insurgents overran on May 23. ... more
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
IS chemical attacks down in Syria: report
Washington (AFP) June 11, 2017
US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
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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