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July 12, 2017
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U.S., Japan, India start Malabar 2017 joint naval exercises



Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
The United States, Japan and India have started a week-long series of joint naval exercises involving ships and aircraft from all three nations, the U.S. Navy announced Friday. the U.S., Japan and India will run from Jul. 7-14 in the Bay of Bengal. Malabar 2017, running from July 7 to 14, is the latest in a series of yearly exercises that have grown in scope and complexity in recent years to confront potential threats in the Indo-Asian maritime theater. Malabar 2017 involves both ... read more

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Sweden orders aluminum fast attack combat boats
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Sweden's Defense Materiel Administration, FMV, has contracted boat-builder Dockstavarvet for 18 combat boats, with deliveries starting in late 2018, the company announced last week. ... more
MILTECH
Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan
Washington (AFP) July 10, 2017
The Iraqi military's hard-fought victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul marks a defining moment not just for them. It is also a key win for the US doctrine behind it. ... 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
MILTECH
Saab, Lockheed win Army training simulation contact
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Saab, in cooperation with Lockheed Martin, has won a U.S. Army contract for a combat vehicle training system. ... more
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MILTECH
Rheinmetall supplying Bundeswehr with 2,000-plus trucks
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is to supply Germany's armed forces with more than 2,000 logistics vehicles in a number of variants, the company said on Thursday. ... more
MILTECH
Bahrain signs contract with Lockheed for sniper targeting pods
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Bahrain has signed a $22.5 million contract with Lockheed Martin for Sniper Advanced Targetin Pod systems for its defense forces' F-16 Fighting Falcon jets. ... more
MILTECH
Belgium to acquire troop transport vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Belgium's Council of Ministers have approved a request by Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput to acquire 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles. ... more
MILTECH
OSI acquires Morpho explosive trace detection business
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Electronics company OSI Systems announced Monday the completion of its acquisition of Morpho global explosive trace detection business from Smiths Group PLC. ... more
MILTECH
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK has demonstrated its MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun firing a variety of 30mm and 40mm ammunition at an event in Arizona for customers. ... more
TECH SPACE
Northrop Grumman awarded contracts for P-8 radar systems
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Northrop Grumman has received a pair of contracts with a cumulative worth of nearly $30 million for the AN/ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures system on the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. ... more


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Navy christens littoral combat ship USS Billings
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
The Navy has christened its latest Freedom-class littoral combat ship the USS Billings at a ceremony Saturday in Marinette, Wis. ... more
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Saab receives contract to upgrade Swedish patrol vessels
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Saab has received a contract from the Swedish Defense Material Administration for upgrades and modifications to the Swedish Marine's Goteborg-class light corvette vessels. ... more
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Future Navy LPD USS Portland completes Builder's Trials
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
The U.S. Navy's future amphibious transport dock, the USS Portland, is back at its shipyard in Mississippi after successfully completing Builder's Trials. ... more
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Rostec reveals Pantsir-ME naval point-defense system
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Rostec has revealed its Pantsir-ME naval anti-missile and anti-aircraft weapons system at the International Maritime Defense show in St. Petersburg. ... 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
Anglo-French missile completes first test firing
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
MBDA has completed its first test of the Anglo-French Sea Venom/ANL at a firing range in France, the weapons manufacturer has announced. The missile, which will replace the British-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT missiles on helicopters, was tested late last month using a Dauphin test bed helicopter from DGA, the French defense procurement agency. Britain will ... more
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Poland in talks with Lockheed for inidigenous HIMARS rocket system
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions
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
Belgium to acquire troop transport vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Belgium's Council of Ministers have approved a request by Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput to acquire 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles. The purchase, approved on Friday, was part of an urgent renewal of vehicles operated by the country's Special Operations Forces and obtained in the early 1990s. The Ministry of Defense said special operation forces act with speed, autonomy a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
OSI acquires Morpho explosive trace detection business
Washington (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Bahrain signs contract with Lockheed for sniper targeting pods
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
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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
Hamburg (AFP) July 7, 2017
Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit
New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2017
India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
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
Iraqi forces push to clear last pockets of IS in Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 10, 2017
Iraqi forces fought to eliminate the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in Mosul on Monday after the premier visited the devastated city to congratulate troops on securing victory. With the jihadists surrounded in a sliver of territory in Mosul's Old City, attention was turning to the huge task of rebuilding the city and of helping civilians, with aid groups warning that Iraq's h ... more
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US judge again puts off deportations of Iraqis
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate
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
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 7, 2017
122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons
Seoul (AFP) July 8, 2017
US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force
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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
Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's COSCO in multi-billion buyout of Hong Kong rival
Brussels (AFP) July 6, 2017
Japan, EU seal landmark trade deal in challenge to Trump
Shanghai (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's Wanda agrees to mammoth asset sale to slash debt
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
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is in a critical condition, his hospital said Monday, raising fears about his life after Western doctors said there was time to take him abroad. The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang said Liu's tumour has grown, his liver is bleeding and he has kidney problems. The hospital said in a statement ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 8, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad: hospital
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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. The reclusive jihadist chief made his only known public appearance as "caliph" at Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, where on Sunday Iraq declared victory over Baghdadi's Islamic State group af ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Mosul becomes 'graveyard' for foreign jihadists
Niamey (AFP) July 6, 2017
Niger air strike kills 14 civilians mistaken for 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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