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June 15, 2017
SPACEMART
Trudeau under pressure to reject China bid for satellite firm



Ottawa (AFP) June 13, 2017
Pressure ratcheted up Tuesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to effectively deny a Chinese firm's purchase of Canadian satellite communications company Norsat, over national security concerns. Its purchase by Hytera Communications was approved earlier this month, after a routine security analysis. But since then, opposition parties, two former Canadian spy masters and a US congressional commission have raised concerns over the sale, which was put on hold Monday after a US hedge fu ... read more

SPACEWAR
An inside look at how the FY18 DoD budget request affects miltiary space
Mclean VA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Even though one influential Senator called President Trump's 2018 budget proposal for the Defense Department "dead on arrival," there are many positive takeaways for the national security space comm ... more
SPACEWAR
USAF Secretary Heather Wilson determined to stay ahead in Military Space
Mclean VA (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
The White House recently swore in former Congresswoman Dr. Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the service's top civilian post. W ... more
MILPLEX
Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
A resolution proposed by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to block $510 million in precision-guided weapons as part of a $110 billion Saudi arms sale failed to pass Tuesday. ... more
RAY GUNS
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency is looking into acquiring and deploying a laser-armed drone to intercept and shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Launch Vehicle Rocket Engines
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Many innovators have proposed a variety of concepts that might propel a launch vehicle from Earth to orbit. However, only two basic types of rocket engines have survived the test of fire: Solid prop ... more
NUKEWARS
US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activity
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
An Iranian navy vessel conducted an "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction with US ships by pointing a laser at an accompanying Marine Corps helicopter, the US Navy said Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
K-Pop boycott of US troops concert 'regrettable': Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
South Korea's presidential Blue House said Wednesday it was "regrettable" a government-backed concert for US troops stationed in the country was hit by a boycott from scores of K-Pop stars. ... more
UAV NEWS
Elbit Systems offer Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance Solution for HLS and Defense Needs
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Elbit Systems will reveal at the 2017 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, taking place this week, an innovative wide area persistent surveillance solution - SkEye WAPS. Visual Intelligence (VISINT) ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia's Next Carrier-Based Rocket Launch Planned for 2018 - Khrunichev Center
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center said that the last launch of Russia's light-class Rokot carrier rocket will take place early next year. The last launch of Russia's light- ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India's Kerosene-Based Semi-Cryogenic Engine to Be Flight Test Ready by 2021
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
After the successful launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now focusing on the semi-cryogenic engine, which use ... more


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FLOATING STEEL
Electric Boat to handle parts for Virginia-class submarines
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Electric Boat Corp. has received a $25 million modification to an existing contract for Long Lead Time Material, or LLTM, for the fiscal 2019 Virginia-class submarines SSN's 802 and 803. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Saab signs maintenance, support deal for submarines
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
A framework agreement for the maintenance and support of submarines and submarine rescue systems has been signed by Saab and the Swedish military. ... more
TERROR WARS
US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 14, 2017
US troops are on the ground helping local soldiers battle Islamist militants in a Philippine city, a Filipino military spokesman said Wednesday, giving the most detailed account of their role. ... more
THE STANS
China to help Pakistan probe 'preaching' by kidnapped citizens
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China said Wednesday it will cooperate with Pakistani authorities to investigate whether two Chinese citizens who were allegedly killed by the Islamic State group in Pakistan had been illegally preaching. ... 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
BAE awarded contract for laser-guided rocket system
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $181 million contract for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System, or APKWS, upgrade kits for the U.S. Navy. "We're delivering ahead of schedule even with the growing demand," said Rachel Guill, director of Precision Guidance Solutions at BAE Systems, said in a press release. "Our APKWS rockets are critical to the mission success of our U.S. government and ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
French frigates getting cruise missiles
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
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Elbit Systems offer Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance Solution for HLS and Defense Needs
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
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 (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
Washington (AFP) June 5, 2017
US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids
Brussels (AFP) June 12, 2017
Macedonia's new prime minister suggested Monday that his country could join NATO and the EU under a provisional name in order to end a long-running dispute with Greece that has blocked its membership bids. Athens says the country should not call itself Macedonia because Greece's northern province bears the same name, and it has vetoed Skopje's attempts to become a member of the NATO military ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Nanoscale, has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are a phylum of bacteria that produce oxygen and energy during photosynthesis, similar to green plants. They are among the most ... more
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
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
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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
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 14, 2017
Ramadan comes with bitter taste for families of Iraq's Mosul
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
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
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it currently has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. A day after France and Germany both said Britain could reverse Brexit if it wanted, Verhofstadt said Britain's budget rebates and opt outs from EU rules would disappear if it did so. "Yesterday Emmanuel Macron, the new ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried by mud and rubble sent cascading down hillsid ... more
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
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 programs is driven by the same sense of national pride that fueled the "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s, experts told Sputnik. China's space programs toppe ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday. The pair were found guilty of corruption in 2014 after a blockbuster trial over a cash-for-favours scandal. In a written judgement, the Court of Final Appeal ruled that they had been "properly convicted o ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
Backpacks, books and life jackets: Time for school in China
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
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US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 14, 2017
US troops are on the ground helping local soldiers battle Islamist militants in a Philippine city, a Filipino military spokesman said Wednesday, giving the most detailed account of their role. The small number of US soldiers are providing vital surveillance assistance and, although they do not have a combat role, are allowed to open fire on the militants if attacked first, spokesman Brigadie ... more
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
IS chemical attacks down in Syria: report
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency is looking into acquiring and deploying a laser-armed drone to intercept and shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. The MDA Advanced Technology Directorate has said it needs a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with sufficient payload capacity to carry a high-energy laser. It would be designed to intercept ICBMs during their boost ph ... more
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
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


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