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June 16, 2017
MILPLEX
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets



Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. James Dunford spoke in support of the president's fiscal 2018 defense budget while before the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee. Both leaders argued that the Budget Control Act of 2011, also known as sequestration, needed to be repealed due to erosion in defense competitive advantage and readiness. "There's no room for complacency in the Department of Defense, and we have no God-given ri ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
New Trump-era US-China dialogue set for June 21
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
The first meeting in a much-touted new diplomatic and defense dialogue between the United States and China will take place in Washington on June 21, the State Department announced Thursday. ... more
SPACEWAR
US Air Force Awards Engility $42Mln for Spacecraft Quality Control
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Defense contractor Engility announced in a statement on Thursday it has been awarded $42 million by the US Air Force to perform quality control assessments on spacecraft and launch vehicles. " ... more
SPACEWAR
2 SOPS bids farewell to ageing satellite
Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) Jun 16, 2017
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron began the disposal of Satellite Vehicle Number 32, Inter Range Operation Number 6809, June 5, and was fully disposed June 12. The process took several days, a ... more
MILTECH
Transforming How Troops Fight in Coastal Urban Environments
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
As nation-state and non-state adversaries adapt and apply commercially available state-of-the-art technology in urban conflict, expeditionary U.S. forces face a shrinking operational advantage. ... more
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SPACEWAR
Oldest AF Satellite Control Network welcomes new commander
Kaena Point HI (AFNS) Jun 16, 2017
Detachment 3, 21st Space Operations Squadron, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held atop the Waianae mountain range, Hawaii, June 9. Maj. Edmond Chan assumed comman ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon receives contract for AIM-9X missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Raytheon has received an $83 million modification to an existing contract for the procurement of full-rate production 180 AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missiles. ... more
MILTECH
Raytheon receives Long Range Precision Fires contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Raytheon has received a $116 million contract from the U.S. Army to enter the maturation and risk-reduction phase of the Long Range Precision Fires program. ... more
CYBER WARS
Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms
Washington (AFP) June 16, 2017
Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the sub-atomic world's weirdest phenomena: photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Kraken Sonar, ATLAS team-up on mine-detection, sonar systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems has signed a Team Agreement with defense contractor Atlas Elektronik to collaborate on the Remote Mine Disposal System for the Royal Canadian Navy. ... more
AEROSPACE
Saab completes first Gripen E test flight
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Saab has conducted its first flight test of the Gripen E fighter plane from the company's airfield at Linkoping in Sweden. ... more


US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

AEROSPACE
Rockwell Collins receives E-2D trainer contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions has received a $34 million contract for the procurement of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer. ... more
WAR REPORT
Yemen rebels fire on UAE ship: coalition
Riyadh (AFP) June 15, 2017
Yemeni rebels have fired a missile at an Emirati ship near the Bab al-Mandab strait, injuring a crewman, the Saudi-led coalition said Thursday, marking the latest incident in the strategic waters. ... more
TERROR WARS
Russia says may have killed IS chief
Moscow (AFP) June 16, 2017
The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 15, 2017
Iraqi women walk freely around a street market in Mosul, their hair wrapped in brightly coloured scarves and face uncovered after police banned the conservative black veil mandatory under jihadist rule. ... 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
Raytheon receives contract for AIM-9X missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Raytheon has received an $83 million modification to an existing contract for the procurement of full-rate production 180 AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missiles. The contract modification will supply missiles to the Navy, Air Force, Romania, Poland, Indonesia, Romania and Belgium. The modification also provides for the procurement of 19 captive air-training missiles for the Air Force and N ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
BAE awarded contract for laser-guided rocket system
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
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 DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Can use of a drone improve response times for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests compared to an ambulance
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response
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
Transforming How Troops Fight in Coastal Urban Environments
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
As nation-state and non-state adversaries adapt and apply commercially available state-of-the-art technology in urban conflict, expeditionary U.S. forces face a shrinking operational advantage. To address this challenge, a new DARPA program is aiming to create powerful, digital tools for exploring novel expeditionary urban operations concepts-with a special emphasis on coastal cities, wher ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Raytheon receives Long Range Precision Fires contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
European country orders Elbit ground intel systems
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 15, 2017
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
New Trump-era US-China dialogue set for June 21
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
The first meeting in a much-touted new diplomatic and defense dialogue between the United States and China will take place in Washington on June 21, the State Department announced Thursday. North Korea's nuclear weapons program is likely to top the agenda for next week's talks, which follow Pentagon chief Jim Mattis's assurances to Asian allies that the initiative will not compromise US oppo ... more
Brussels (AFP) June 12, 2017
Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids
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
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
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
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
Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 15, 2017
Iraqi women walk freely around a street market in Mosul, their hair wrapped in brightly coloured scarves and face uncovered after police banned the conservative black veil mandatory under jihadist rule. Iraqi forces, who have retaken eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group after three years of jihadist rule, have banned the face veil as part of a package of measures to curb jihadist attac ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
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
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned Monday that North Korea poses the most urgent threat to international peace and security, calling the regime's weapons program a "clear and present danger" to all. In written testimony to lawmakers ahead of a hearing on the Pentagon budget, Mattis said North Korea is increasing the pace and scope of its nuclear weapons program that leader Kim Jong-Un has stat ... more
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'
Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
K-Pop boycott of US troops concert 'regrettable': Seoul
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IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China must quicken the pace of reforms and do more to curb rising debt, the IMF said Wednesday as it raised its growth forecast for the world's number two economy. The International Monetary Fund expects China to expand by 6.7 percent this year, faster than its previous estimate of 6.6 percent due to expanding credit and investment. That would match last year's growth rate, which was ... more
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
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
Fengxian, China (AFP) June 16, 2017
China says kindergarten blast was bomb, suspect dead
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
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert Thursday. The OVS-1A and the OVS-1B, the first two satellites of Zhuhai-I remote-sensing micro-nano satellite constellation, are expected to improve the monitoring of geographical, environmental, and geological changes across the country, a ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
Commsat aims high with satellite system launch
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten
Hong Kong (AFP) June 15, 2017
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the city's handover. Patten was governor of Hong Kong when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 under a semi-autonomous deal protecting its freedoms for 50 years. But 20 years on, there are serious concerns Beijing ... 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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Russia says may have killed IS chief
Moscow (AFP) June 16, 2017
The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. In a statement, the army said Sukhoi warplanes carried out a 10-minute night-time strike early on May 28 at a location near Raqa, where IS leaders had gathered to plan a pullout by militants from the group's strongho ... more
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
IS India recruiter, Europe attacks planner named to US terror list
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 14, 2017
US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military
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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