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July 11, 2017
SUPERPOWERS
NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'



Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east. More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of smuggling weapons and troops across the porous border in support of the separatists, a charge has repeatedly denied. "Russia has maintained ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2017
India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. ... more
SPACEWAR
45th Space Wing cuts into a new era of space exploration
Patrick AFB FL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander and Lt. Col. Jason Havel, Detachment 3 commander, cut the ribbon to the recently renovated Human Spaceflight Support Operations Center (SOC), to ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed awarded $5.6 billion contract for 74 F-35 Lightning II aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5.6 billion contract modification to an existing contract for Lot 11 low-rate acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II fighter. ... more
TERROR WARS
Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss
Baghdad (AFP) July 9, 2017
Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose through the ranks quietly and patiently to become global jihad's undisputed supremo. ... more
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NUKEWARS
US vows to press China to enforce NKorea sanctions
Washington (AFP) July 9, 2017
The United States will crank up pressure on China to ensure that it implements sanctions against North Korea over its missile tests, Washington's ambassador to the United Nations pledged Sunday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu received Monday a suspended two-month prison sentence and community work after a Jerusalem court decided against imprisoning him for a misdemeanour from over four years ago. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea warns of nuclear 'tipping point' over US bomber drill
Seoul (AFP) July 9, 2017
North Korea on Sunday lashed out at a live-fire drill the US and South Korea staged in a show of force against Pyongyang, accusing Washington of pushing the peninsula to the "tipping point" of nuclear war. ... more
GPS NEWS
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems Operations has been awarded a $53.6 million modification to an existing contract for procurement of M1156 presicion-guidance kits, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Poland in talks with Lockheed for inidigenous HIMARS rocket system
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been selected by the Polish Armanent Group for further talks on using the HIMARS artillery rocket system for Poland's Homer program. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Beijing says US apologises for 'Republic of China' gaffe
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China said Monday the United States apologised after Beijing officially protested a White House statement that mistakenly described Xi Jinping as the president of the "Republic of China". ... more


Anglo-French missile completes first test firing

AEROSPACE
Sikorsky awarded $3.8 billion contract for Saudi Arabian black hawks
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $3.8 billion contract for the manufacturing and support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing receives contract for engineering, support of E-3 Sentry
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Boeing has received a $93 million contract for engineering and technical support for the Air Force's E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System radar aircraft. ... more
AEROSPACE
Raytheon to service, upgrade B-2 radar components
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Raytheon has received a $50 million for uprades and engineering services for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber radar system, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Australia now has full EA-18G Growler aircraft fleet
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Australian officials on Friday officially welcomed a full fleet of Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley. ... more



Could America shield Alaska from a N.Korean missile?
Washington (AFP) July 6, 2017
It is every Alaskan's nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America's ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny. On Tuesday the northwestern US state awoke to the news that Pyongyang had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile which - though it came crashing down in the Sea of Japan ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Polish Ministry of Defense announces PAC-3 missile defense acquisition
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Australian Hobart-class destroyer Aegis contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract modification for UAE THAAD
US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
The US Missile Defense Agency said Friday it would soon test an anti-ballistic missile system, days after North Korea demonstrated its arsenal was capable of striking parts of Alaska. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to be tested is designed to intercept and destroy short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight. The MDA ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Anglo-French missile completes first test firing
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Poland in talks with Lockheed for inidigenous HIMARS rocket system
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives $73.8 million long-range precision fires contract
New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday that its new Block 5 variant of the MQ-9 Reaper drone has performed its first combat mission against Islamist terrorists. The recent 16-hour sortie, flown June 23 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, involved the unmanned aerial vehicle dropping a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb and firing two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in support of gr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Shenzhen, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
China drone king turns to farming
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
No military operation is as remote as a single destroyer operating on the open ocean, hundreds if not thousands of miles from the nearest port. Forty years ago, a U.S. Navy ship crossing the Pacific communicated by teletype machine using radio signals. Now satellite connections have forever changed life aboard that ship. Today, ship captains participate in video conferences with commanders ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Switzerland orders Saab's anti-tank weapon
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
The Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement has ordered Saab's next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system for the Swiss Army, the company announced on Wednesday. The NLAW system is a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile system that attacks its target from above. It has an effective firing range of more than 2,600 feet. "The Swiss customer has conducted a detailed, competitive ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
BAE, Leonardo partner on precision-guided artillery ammunition
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Denmark contracts with General Dynamics for EAGLE armored ATVs
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Four companies receive contracts for non-lethal weapons development
Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Britain's Kelvin Hughes, a maker of radar sensors, security and navigation products, is being acquired by Hensoldt, an Airbus spinoff company. ECI Partners, parent company of Kelvin Hughes, said completion of the transaction remains subject to regulatory clearances. "Following the buyout from Smiths Group, ECI has been a consistent and supportive partner as we have consolidated o ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes
Riyadh (AFP) June 19, 2017
Weapons found after shots fired in oil field: Saudi
NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'
Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east. More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of smuggling weapons and troops acro ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Berlin (AFP) July 5, 2017
Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies - nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which translates temperature differences directly into electron voltage - to distinguish different wavelengths (colors) of light, including both visible and infrared wavelengths, at high resolution. ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, a US general said Saturday, as celebrations broke out among police forces in the city. The defeat would be the biggest yet for the Islamic State group three years since it seized Mosul in a lightning offensive, swept across much of the country's Sunni Arab heartland and proclaimed ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 10, 2017
Iraqi forces push to clear last pockets of IS in Mosul
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US judge again puts off deportations of Iraqis
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 6, 2017
Civilians trapped as Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul
N.Korea seeks 'driver's seat' with ICBM test: analysts
Seoul (AFP) July 6, 2017
Newly equipped with an intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea is looking to put itself in the "driver's seat" for any future negotiations with Washington, analysts say - but may at the same time be pushing such talks further away. The weapon, tested on the United States' Independence Day, can reach Alaska, and could go even further. It brings within reach Pyongyang's long-held ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
N.Korea's ICBM capability: what now?
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
N. Korea claims major breakthrough with first ICBM test
Seoul (AFP) July 5, 2017
US, S.Korea send North missile warning after ICBM test
Stormy G20 ends with gestures for Trump on climate, trade
Hamburg (AFP) July 8, 2017
World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. In a departure from final summit declarations that tend to outline consensus on issues that range from fighting terrorism to financial governa ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 3, 2017
Xi raises 'negative factors' in call with Trump
Shanghai (AFP) July 3, 2017
China opens up $10 trillion bond market in liberalisation step
Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's COSCO in multi-billion buyout of Hong Kong rival
In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
Syria's Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water. The northern city has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by ... more
Tallinn (AFP) July 6, 2017
EU ministers pledge steps to tackle migrant flood
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
Holiday weekend leaves more than 100 gunfire victims in Chicago
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan
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Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
A prominent Chinese labour activist was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for "inciting subversion" through a written account of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, his lawyer told AFP. Liu Shaoming, a former factory worker, was detained in southern Guangdong province in May 2015 after describing his involvement in the pro-democracy movement on a US website. Liu's lawyer, Wu ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 6, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's health deteriorates
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Niger air strike kills 14 civilians mistaken for jihadists
Niamey (AFP) July 6, 2017
An air strike by Niger's army has killed 14 displaced people who were mistaken for jihadists in the restive southeast where Boko Haram Islamists have staged regular attacks, regional officials said Thursday. The victims were farmers who had fled the area around the village of Abadam on the Nigerian border due to the raging insurgency. They were killed in an air strike Wednesday as they retur ... more
Baghdad (AFP) July 9, 2017
Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Mosul becomes 'graveyard' for foreign jihadists
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
US conducts air strikes on Shabaab militants in Somalia
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
A high-energy laser system has been fired for the first time from a helicopter at a variety of targets from differing altitudes, air speeds and flight regimes. Raytheon announced Monday it conducted the flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico with the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Command. All primary a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
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


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